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Voyage of the Gikumi


Experience the historic Cannery Channel at the mouth of the Fraser River, on board the MV Gikumi.

A white wooden boat with black trim floats on green cloudy water in front of an island with leafy trees.

Voyage aboard the MV Gikumi, a beautifully restored 1954 west coast work boat, for a two-hour exploration of the mouth of the Fraser River.

Relax and take in the extraordinary natural beauty of islands and wildlife among the salt marshes of the Fraser River. Along the way, listen to stories of rum runners, leaping sturgeon, rescued whales, and abandoned boats as told by our experienced heritage interpreters.

Departing Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site on select days this August, this tour is presented in partnership with Tourism Richmond, as a select Pacific.Authentic.Experience.




Length of tour
2 hours

2023 Dates and Times
August 7 – 9:30 am and 12:30 pm

August 8 – 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

August 9 – 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

August 10 – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

August 24 – 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

August 25 – 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

August 26* – 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

August 27* – 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm

*These times and dates take place during the Richmond Maritime Festival.

Additional Information

Tours are weather permitting. Due to the historical nature of the MV Gikumi, these voyages are not wheelchair accessible.

Passengers are invited to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks aboard.