Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Museums & Heritage Sites, Accessibility

5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 6P3

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
Restroom In Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

Overall Space
  • Multiple lighting sources to improve visibility
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Overall Space
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

General

Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site features a collection of historic buildings representing Steveston’s canning, fishing, and boatbuilding heritage. Explore the oldest boatworks buildings in British Columbia, and the living quarters of the Chinese, European, First Nations, and Japanese workers who made up the diverse working community. Designated a National Historic Site in 1992, the site is managed and operated by City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers who work together to preserve and restore the shipyard and surrounding buildings as an active wooden boat centre and waterfront park.