Britannia Heritage Shipyard

The Britannia Heritage Shipyard is a rare surviving example of a once thriving mixture of canneries, boatyards and residences. Many of these are the last examples of their kind on the entire coast.

There are  twelve remaining buildings on the site,  some dating back to 1885. Four of these are now restored and are open to the public, with our latest restoration underway - the Historic Zone, which will interpret four stilt houses and a Chinese bunkhouse. While touring, you will see volunteers restoring old wooden working vessels using traditional skills. You will learn the importance of these boats in BC's history and will discover stories of the people that lived and worked at Britannia.

The Murakami Visitor Centre, interprets the life of the Murakami's, a Japanese Canadian family. This award-winning facility also houses public washrooms, and a gift shop to open in 2009.

Self-guiding tours, brochures, interpretive signage and seasonal exhibits always available. The park is wheelchair accessible.

Hours of Operation:
May 1 - September 30: Tues - Sun 10am-6pm
October 1 - April 30: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

Phone (604) 718-8050 for holiday hours and special programs / events , or email
Britannia Shipyard, National Historic Site is located at 5180 Westwater Drive, south foot of Railway Avenue in Steveston.