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Visit the scenic 8-acre (3.2 hectare) heritage park from dawn to dusk. Explore the collection of historic buildings and exhibits during open hours.

Hours

2024 Summer
April 20 to September 2
Open Daily: 10am-5pm

2024 Fall/Winter
September 3 to December 31
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on statutory holidays

Building closures:

Due to unforeseen circumstances such as high tides or for maintenance, buildings may be closed. Please check site signage or call 604-238-8050 on day of visit to confirm which buildings are open.

Contact

5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond, BC  V7E 6P3
Phone: 604-238-8050 
Email: britannia@richmond.ca

Admission

Free entry to heritage buildings.

May 18 to September 2: Guided tours at 10:30 and 1:30. Book tickets here, or drop by the Visitor Centre.

*No Tours on July 1st and August 24 & 25

Voyage of the Gikumi Fraser River Boat Tours book here.

For information on things to do at Britannia Shipyards, visit our Programs page.

No food or drinks inside the heritage buildings.

Smoking is not permitted in the park.

Only service animals are allowed inside the heritage buildings.

More information

Group Tours

Tours are offered to suit a variety of groups. Call 604-238-8037 or email to discuss options available, or to inform staff in advance about planned self-guided groups.

Photography

Visitors are welcome to take interior photos provided no equipment is set up and the pathways are not blocked for others. For photo shoots inside any of the buildings, e.g., weddings, family photos, head shots or group hobby photography, prior permission must be given. See these guidelines for more information.

Virtual 3D tours

To plan your visit in advance, or if you can’t make it in person, check out these virtual tours of our buildings.


Getting Here

Location

Located at 5180 Westwater Drive to the east of Steveston Village, the site may be accessed from the village by a 15-minute walk or 5-10 minutes by vehicle or bicycle.

Parking

Free parking in two lots and on the street. The paved parking lot located at the west entrance has marked accessible parking spaces. The gravel parking lot at the northeast entrance of the site has two electric vehicle charging ports for an hourly fee.

Public Transit

From the Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line train station take bus #402, 403, or 407 to the stop nearest Railway Ave. and Moncton St. From there, walk approximately 10 minutes to the site. For more details, check Translink’s Trip Planner.

Bike racks

Bikes are not permitted on the wooden boardwalk.

Please walk your bikes, or park them at bike racks in two locations: In front of Murakami House, and in front of the Administration Office.

Accessibility

The Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is an 8-acre outdoor site with a collection of heritage buildings that are all accessible except for the Chinese Bunkhouse, which has stairs leading to the second floor.

Public accessible washrooms are located in the northeast corner of the site, behind the historic stilt homes.

The wooden boardwalk and some of the wooden flooring inside the Britannia Shipyard, Seine Net Loft and Richmond Boat Builders may be uneven.

The parking lot to the west of the site is paved and offers accessible parking spaces. The parking lot to the northeast is gravel, and may be uneven.