Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Museums & Heritage Sites, Accessibility

Things To Do, Arts & Heritage, Museums & Heritage SitesRichmond, Vancouver & Area, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

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

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

  • Multiple lighting options to improve visibility
  • Staff are available to accompany guest through venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

General

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

Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores. City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers work together to preserve and restore the shipyard and surrounding buildings as an active wooden boat centre and waterfront park. Tour the oldest shipyard buildings in British Columbia, and observe ongoing boat restoration projects as you experience a bygone time when fishing and boatbuilding were flourishing industries on the Fraser River. Many of the buildings date back to 1885 and tell the stories of multi-ethnic residents and workers at the Britannia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese. This collection of buildings has national value and was designated a National Historic Site in 1992 by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board.