Bates Motel @ Britannia Shipyard

As we get ready to say a fond farewell to the A&E TV series Bates Motel, let's look back at some of the moments Britannia Shipyard played a part in it!

If you look closely in this scene, you can see Captain Hook's ship (from Once Upon a Time) outside the door.

Murakami Boatworks was used as this Biologist's office, and it was also used as Dylan's office.

One of Norma's best freak-outs was shot right at Britannia Shipyard's front door:

Unlike what it was in the show, you can visit here unannounced, our doors are open during our hours of operation!

Upcoming Registered Course: Canvasing Canoe Restoration

Course: Canvasing Canoe Restoration

Date: Saturday, May 6th 2017

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $96.00/1 session

Learn to restore a canvas canoe in this day-long course. Stretching, sealing and priming the canvas will be covered with explanation of different tools, methods and materials.

To register, call 604-238-8050 or go to the Visitor's Centre at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Barcode #1817838. 

Registration questions? E-mail

BHSS Upcoming Drop-In Session

Tool Sharpening Talk and Demo

Date: Saturday, April 15th 2017

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Richmond Boatbuilders

Free Admission

Join expert Henk Suys and bring a dull tool to this session to learn some hands-on sharpening skills. Please feel free to invite friends and family to this demonstration, all are welcome.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting
Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society

Time and Date:
11 am, Saturday, March 25, 2017
Registration opens at 10:00 am.

Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Heritage Shipyard

5180 Westwater Drive Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

Please note:
As per the new BC Societies Act that came into effect November 28, 2016, proxies will not be accepted at the AGM for voting purposes. The Society is updating the constitution and bylaws, as per the requirement. Depending upon the outcome, once the new bylaws have been approved by the members, proxies may be accepted at future meetings.

AGM Agenda

  1. Meeting call to order
  2. Establish quorum
  3. Accept agenda
  4. Approval of minutes of previous AGM*
  5. Report from Chair Loren Slye
  6. Report from City of Richmond – Mike Redpath
  7. Financial statements
    1. Report from Treasurer – Rob Hayman
    2. 2017 Budget
  8. Appointment of the Auditor
  9. Insurance Review
  10. Governance update – Andy Hobbs
  11. Election of new Directors
    The following Directors are re-standing for election to the Board of Directors for a two-year term:
    • Carl Hibbert
    • Andy Hobbs
    • David Chinn
  12. Other business
  13. Meeting adjournment
  14. Regular Board Meeting to follow immediately.

    *Note: the previous year's AGM minutes are available at the members only page.
    (Need a username and password? Please email Beckie at