New website for visitors to Britannia Shipyards NHS

For information about moorage at Britannia Shipyards and Imperial Landing Dock, please visit this page.

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.

Fall/Winter hours September 5, 2023 - December 31, 2023 Open Tuesdays to Sundays 12 to 4pm. Admission is free. Closed on statutory holidays.

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.

Fall season

Summer is winding down and fall is here!

Our hours are changing slightly for fall. We will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 12-4pm.

Most buildings will still be accessible to visitors. Our children's activity booklet will still be available.

Salty's Lobster Shack will be on site for the month of September, Fri-Sun 11:30am-7:00pm although it is recommended to check their social media for any variations in hours.


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