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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

Music of the Mosaic: a cultural tour of Britannia Shipyards

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

5180 Westwater Dr

Richmond, BC

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Experience a blend of history and music representing Steveston’s cultural mosaic as part of the nation-wide Culture Days celebrations, on September 24. Be led on a one-hour journey throughout the site where you will hear music from around the world. The tour will reveal the stories behind some of the people who lived and worked at Britannia Shipyards, as well as music connected to their heritage. As you tour through the historic buildings you will hear the violin, the Japanese Tsugaru shamisen, and the Chinese erhu. The history and music represents the experience of the people who lived and worked in these buildings, persevering through homesickness, hard work, and exhaustion, but always with a core of resiliency, adaptation, and determination. The City of Richmond is fully committed to operating safely and working to ensure all COVID-19 Provincial health Orders and recommendations are followed.

Sat 24 Sep
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


This event is free.

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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Britannia Shipyards preserves West Coast maritime heritage with an emphasis on local wooden boatbuilding traditions and the cultural mosaic and living conditions of the people who worked on the Steveston waterfront. This unique heritage park provides engaging interpretation and innovative programs that respond to changing community needs.


5180 Westwater Dr

Richmond, BC

Please meet in the Murakami Boatworks