Richmond Maritime Festival

Take a voyage of discovery throughout the Britannia Shipyards National Historic site. August 12: 11am-7pm & August 13: 11am-5pm
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Date(s) - 13/08/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Britannia Shipyards

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Over two days, land lubbers and sea-goers of all ages will enjoy activities that delight one and all. Discover local lore, visit beautiful wooden boats, create works of art, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the tasty treats. Take in music, painters, potters, stilt performers, puppets, story tellers and much more!

The Richmond Maritime Festival celebrates all things waterfront at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. From wooden boats to model boats, water safety to sea creatures, local lore to fishing history, the festival invites visitors to explore a spectacular heritage site and enjoy music, games, interactive exhibits, roving performers, food and much more.

This year the festival is bigger than ever in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. The festival will include a wooden boat festival within the site, roving characters, visual artists, puppets, storytellers and more. From performances on multiple stages to spontaneous encounters, the festival provides a unique and engaging summer experience.

New experiences and unannounced surprises await you in every zone. Climb aboard the boats on the 190-metre (600-foot) dock. Look out for mermaids, fishermen, shipheads, wharf rats, pirates and many more characters.