Did you know that the first ferry in North America designed to carry cars operated out of Steveston in 1929?
Britannia Shipyards’ new temporary exhibit 100th Anniversary of the MV Motor Princess celebrates the story of early Canadian Pacific Railway Company transportation by water, and how the first car ferry changed travel for many people in Steveston.
Learn about the Motor Princess’s history in Steveston, imagine what it would have been like to travel aboard the ferry, and explore the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s global network of steamships.
Visitors can view a selection of CPR artifacts and ephemera courtesy of Gordon Kibble, local maritime and CPR Steamships historian and collector. Highlights include early 20th century dining sets from the Empress and Princess liners, Canadian Pacific postcards and promotional materials, and a souvenir puzzle of the RMS Empress of Britain from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
100th Anniversary of the MV Motor Princess is on display until end of November 2023, in the Seine Net Loft building at Britannia Shipyards. Operating hours are 12pm-4pm Tuesday-Sunday.