New website for Britannia Shipyards NHS

NEW! Go to to plan your visit to the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, and learn about the programs, events and activities available for visitors of all ages.

Please note that the site is closed for annual maintenance and staff training for the month of January 2023. The site will re-open on February 1, 2023, with regular hours Tues-Sun 12-4pm (closed stat holidays).

Summer hours begin on May 20, 2023 - Open daily 10am to 5pm.

musica intima at Britannia Shipyards

Sun Dec 11 2:00-4:00pm

Experience an afternoon with a quartet of singers from musica intima and be enthralled by the powerful and ethereal music of this vocal ensemble. The musicians will be performing throughout the site inside Britannia's beautiful heritage buildings.

Free admission. No registration is required.

Visit the Winter in the Village website for more holiday events and programs happening in Steveston.

Summer 2022

During a visit to Britannia, visitors can explore the numerous exhibits in site buildings and expect to see costumed interpreters and historical demonstrations from when the site was home to a booming community of workers and their families. In addition to the heritage buildings, visitors are encouraged to be on the lookout for vintage wooden boats moored along the Shipyards docks. On weekends, get down to the docks and see the boats up close. Bring a picnic and enjoy the festival field or numerous picnic tables. 

A fun activity booklet allows kids to discover engaging aspects of various buildings as they play the role of junior boat builder. Participants can pick up the free activity booklet at the front of the Britannia Shipyards building during operational hours. 

Daily guided tours are offered at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Stop by the Administration Office to book, or book ahead here.

Want to get out on the water? Explore the stories and scenery of the Fraser River on a 2 1/2 to 3 hour cruise on the Voyage of the Gikumi. Book ahead here.