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.
February 1 to May 19
Tuesday to Sunday: 12-4pm
*Open April 10 Easter Monday 12-4pm
*Chinese Bunkhouse and Richmond Boatbuilders closed for envelope repairs.
May 20 to September 4
September 5 to December 31
Tuesday to Sunday: 12-4pm
Closed on statutory holidays in Fall/Winter
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.
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond, BC V7E 6P3
Free entry to heritage buildings.
For information on guided tours and programs, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.