The Richmond Maritime Festival returns for its 19th annual edition! Come celebrate the city’s rich nautical heritage at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site from August 20 to 21, 2022. Programming will take place on Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 6pm.
The entire 8-acre Historic Site will be open to the public and visitors will discover delightful surprises around every corner. This year’s event is fully in-person and free for all ages — no advance registration or tickets required.
The stunning, natural and nautical splendour of the oldest shipyard in British Columbia will come to life with festive, maritime-themed activations. Come enjoy live music, installation art, storytellers, puppets, and a flotilla of beautifully restored wooden boats and ships.
Located along the Steveston Channel on the south arm of the Fraser River, originally a cannery and then converted to a shipyard, Britannia represents an important era in the historical development of Richmond. Twelve heritage buildings on the site help to tell the many stories of the multi-ethnic residents and fisheries workers at the Britannia Shipyard: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese-Canadians. Visitors can also tour many of the historic buildings, several of which have been restored to reflect their original roles in the West Coast fishing industry.
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