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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Ranked #7 of 109 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Great little walk through history. Bring a camera!! The exhibits are very well done, beautiful, and interesting. Even kept young hyper children's attention! Well done.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

When they get this place fully open with guides it will be even further amazing. Loved that you could just walk around and learn at your own pace. Price was perfect - donation! and no charge for parking!!!

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Kids went for a school field trip. They enjoyed it but I would not go out of my way if you were from out of town. If you found yourself near definately go, but don't try to maneuver through the city for this one.

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

The Shipyard is really a very large workshop over 150 years old at the mouth of one of B.C.'s greatest rivers, The Fraser. Wooden fishboats and powerboats have been built and refurbished here by generations of craftsmen, and that work continues today. On display are original tools and equipment dating back to the turn of the 19th century. Take a stroll along the Heritage Village of which the Shipyard is a part, and see how Japanese fishermen lived before they were interned in the 2nd World War. The scenic stroll along the Fraser continues toward the village of Steveston with explanatory plaques dealing with life at the fish canneries that used to line the river.

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Reviewed 19 January 2012

The boatworks were a real part of Steveston's history. The shipyard preserves some of this - including tools and photos - and keeps wooden boat-building alive. Very interesting!

Thank ThreeFromVancouver
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