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Richmond Maritime Festival

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Attend a fun nautical experience this summer and experience the Steveston waterfront turn into a massive shipyard. The Richmond Maritime Festival will return to the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site this August.

The festival will take place over 2-days and bring back to life the rich and nautical history of the shipyards.

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Richmond Maritime Festival 2023

The 20th annual Richmond Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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.


There will be live music, historical characters and storytellers, heritage vessels, and displays by community groups. New to the festival this year are a series of themed areas, where festival-goers can experience different aspects of sea-faring culture.

Activities for families include interactive performances by festival favourites Rikki the Rat and his crew, hands-on workshops, fun water features, heritage games and a family portrait sketch artist.

Down on the docks, visitors can take in the beauty of restored heritage vessels including the 100-year-old SS Master tug boat. You can view the full boat lineup here.

Visitors will be able to discover surprises around every corner with artisans and immersive art installations located throughout the shipyards. Britannia Shipyard’s many historic buildings will be open to public and will feature costumed interpreters.

The site also has plenty of picnic tables for families to enjoy the offerings of exciting local food trucks and vendors.

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5180 Westwater Dr
Richmond, BC V7E 6P3 Canada
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  • Date

    August 26, 2023

  • Time

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tickets

    Free admission

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