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Steveston heritage sites open for summer

Britannia Shipyards, London Heritage Farm and the Steveston Museum are now open
Britannia Shipyards historical site interpreters
6. This summer, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site features on-site costumed interpreters. The Steveston Museum and London Heritage Farms are also once again open to visitors.

Three heritage sites in Steveston are once again open to visitors.

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said visiting the sites – Britannia Shipyards, London Heritage Farm and the Steveston Museum – are “an experience that many have missed during the pandemic.”

Britannia Shipyards – with buildings dating back to the 1880s and several heritage wooden vessels – is open seven days a week from noon to 4 p.m.

And, starting Saturday, July 24, kids can play the role of a junior boat builder while visiting the site through a new, free activity book.

Salty’s Lobster Shack food truck is also on site from Wednesday to Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, visitors can learn about rural life in Richmond during the 1900s at the four-acre agricultural park at London Heritage Farm.

The farmhouse hours are weekends noon to 4 p.m., and the park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The London Heritage Farm Society also sells local jams and teas.

The Steveston Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, while the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society building, which houses exhibits on the Japanese Canadian experience in Steveston, is open on weekends from noon to 4 p.m.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place at all sites and include mandatory masks, hand sanitizer stations and maximum capacity limits inside buildings.

Visitors can drop-in during open hours for each site, with no pre-registration required.