Riverside Village

June 30 –  12:00 – 6:00pm

  • Ship boarding and viewing at Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  • Water shuttle back and forth from Imperial Landing to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  • Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Britannia is presenting an unique interactive activities, exhibits, maritime demonstrations, tours and waterside programs

July 1 – 12:00 – 6:00pm

  • Imperial Landing – Kids Cove which includes crafts, a bouncy castle, pop up park, and the Canada 150 Pavilion
  • In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Britannia is presenting an unique interactive activities, exhibits, maritime demonstrations, tours and waterside programs

     12:00 -10:00pm

  • Stage Performances & Food Trucks

     10:15pm

  • Fireworks at Imperial Landing

July 2 – 12:00 – 6:00pm

  • Ship boarding and viewing at Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  • Water shuttle back and forth from Imperial Landing to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  • Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Open – In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Britannia is presenting an unique interactive activities, exhibits, maritime demonstrations, tours and waterside programs
  • Imperial Landing – Kids Cove which includes crafts, a bouncy castle, pop up park, and the Canada 150 Pavilion & Food Trucks

Royal Canadian Navy - ORCA Class Patroller

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Canadian Forces Base,  Esquimalt, BC
  • Rig: Patrol Craft Training Vessel
  • LOA: 108’ 3”
  • Beam: 28’ 2”
  • Draft: 8’ 5”
  • Year Built: 2008

The mission of the Patrol Craft Training Section (PCTS) is to provide cost-effective training platforms in support of navigation and seamanship training. To this end, PCTS operates eight ORCA Class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels which support training courses held by the Naval Officer Training Centre, Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt, Naval Reserve Divisions and Pacific Region Cadets.

Adventuress

  • Flag: U.S.A.
  • Homeport: Port Townsend, Washington
  • Rig: Gaff Topsail Schooner
  • LOA: 133’
  • Beam: 21’
  • Draft:  12’
  • Hull: Wood
  • Year Built: 1913

The 1913 schooner, Adventuress, sails to increase awareness of the majesty and vulnerability of Puget Sound. The Adventuress provides hands-on education to thousands of young people annually, including at-risk teenagers in the Puget Sound area.

Hawaiian Chieftain

• Flag: USA
• Homeport: Aberdeen, WA
• LOA: 103’9”
• Beam: 22’
• Draft: 5’6”
• Year Built: 1988

The Hawaiian Chieftain was built on the island of Maui, HI, in 1988 to act as a coastal trade ship. Inspired by early colonial passenger ships the vessel only resembles older ships as its hull is built entirely out of steel. The vessel currently acts as a sail training and education vessel for the Grays Harbour Historical Seaport. Her 75’ mast enables her to sail via wind power, with twin 235HP diesel engines providing an alternative.

Merrilee II

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, BC (Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site)
  • LOA: 34’
  • Beam: 11’
  • Draft: 3’
  • Year Built: 1950 from a 1948 E Monk design by Lloyd Griffith

The Merrilee II was re-launched in December 2013, with final repairs to be completed dockside. This project will refurbish the charming 1950s pleasure craft, typical of its era of simplicity, elegance and quality.

Martha

  • Flag: U.S.A.
  • Homeport: Port Townsend, Washington
  • Rig: Staysail Rigged Schooner
  • LOA: 84’
  • Beam: 16’
  • Draft: 8’
  • Year Built: 1907

Designed to be the flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Martha was damaged and written off for scrap after a yard accident in 1976. She was saved by Del Edgbert and, after extensive repairs, now operates as a training vessel for the Schooner Martha Foundation.

Thane

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Victoria, B.C.
  • Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
  • LOA: 57’
  • Beam: 15’
  • Draft: 6’ 6”
  • Year Built: 1976

Built in Victoria, BC in 1972, the Thane was constructed from locally sourced timber and scrap metal, making her a West Coast ship from mast to hull. The Thane’s unique hull design enables agile steering even while under sail.

Merrie Ellen

  • Flag: U.S.A.
  • Homeport: Pleasant Harbor, Washington
  • Rig: Schooner
  • LOA: 114’
  • Beam: 20’
  • Draft: 10’ 6”
  • Year Built: 1922

Merrie Ellen was originally named RFM. She was built in False Creek in 1922 as a sister ship to the Master. Her coal-fired boiler and steam engine were war surplus from WWI. She was repurposed as a passenger schooner in 1979 and has worked in that capacity ever since. Thanks to a major restoration by her present owners, Merrie Ellen will be enjoyed by maritime history enthusiasts well past her centennial year.

Mycia

  • Flag: U.S.A.
  • Homeport: Port Townsend, Washington
  • Rig: Fishing Schooner
  • LOA: 74’
  • Beam: 16’
  • Draft: 9’ 6”
  • Year Built: 1981

The Mycia is a hand-made, wooden, gaff-rigged, American sailing-fishing schooner. Built entirely by hand in the Pacific Northwest, the Mycia was designed and lofted by Jim Franken and Robert Prothero at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. She was built for the commercial halibut and black cod fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. The Maher Family launched the Mycia in 1997; a lifelong dream accomplished through the family’s hard work, effort and vision.

S.V. Cutty Sark

  • Flag: U.S.A.
  • Homeport: Coupeville, Washington
  • Rig: Gaff Ketch
  • LOA: 58’
  • Beam: 13’ 6”
  • Draft: 7’
  • Year Built: 1957-1960

S.V. Cutty Sark is Hull #1 of American Marine; as such she is the grandmother of the Grand Banks Trawler Yachts. Captain John Colby Stone has owned her for the last 25 years.  The S.V. Cutty Sark is now the vessel used by Aeolian Adventures, Inc. (an educational non-profit) to take student sailors, at no charge, through the State of Washington’s San Juan Islands.  The student sailors are taught to sail a classic ketch, while learning history, mathematics, science and more.  S.V. Cutty and her master are engaged in a multi-year endeavor to retrace the voyages of the early maritime explorers of the Pacific Northwest.

B.R. Hastings

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, BC
  • LOA: 34’
  • Beam: 10’
  • Draft: 2.5’

This Titan 300 Cabin RHIB is named after long time Royal Canadian Marine Search (RCMSAR) and Rescue Richmond Search and Rescue volunteer Barry Hastings. With a top speed of 40 knots, RCMSAR volunteers crew this vessel when responding to distress situations in the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia.

Jimmy Ng

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, B.C.
  • LOA: 28’
  • Beam: 10’
  • Draft: 3’

This Titan 249 Delta RHIB is named after fallen RCMP officer Jimmy Ng, who volunteered with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) in his hometown of Richmond. With a top speed of 40 knots, RCMSAR volunteers crew this vessel when responding to distress situations in the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia. Members go through extensive training before they qualify as Search and Rescue (SAR) crew. In addition, the volunteer organization contributes hundreds of hours annually in support of boating safety in the community.

Steveston Lifeboat

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, B.C.
  • LOA: 52’
  • Draft: 5’
  • Year Built:1944

The Canadian Lifeboat Institution operates two dedicated lifeboats out of Steveston in support of search and rescue. A registered Canadian charity, the Canadian Lifeboat Institution operates without federal government financial support. The Steveston Lifeboat is 52’ long and was built in Pearl Harbour in 1944. She has operated out of the Fraser River since 1988 and has been involved in helping to resolve over 750 marine emergencies.

Providence

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, B.C. (Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site)
  • Rig: Gaff Ketch
  • LOA: 80’
  • Beam: 17’
  • Draft: 9’
  • Hull: Holz / Wood
  • Year Built: 1903

Providence was built in 1903 as a North Sea anchor seiner by Nielson & Son of Frederikshavn, Denmark.  In 1939, after several decades of active work fishing in the North Sea, she was chartered to the Danish Navy. From 1939 until 1976, Providence, struck from the civil registry and given the naval call sign Y340, served in the Danish Navy, German Navy and Danish Home Guard. In 1978, she was bought by Peter-Thor Watson and sailed to BC where she has lived and worked ever since. In early 2017, Providence was sold to Simon Fawkes and Danny Robertson who plan to work her in sail cargo and as a charter in the Salish Sea and along the West Coast.

SS Master

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, B.C. (Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site)
  • LOA: 85’
  • Beam: 19’ 6”
  • Year Built: 1922

One of only a few remaining steam-powered tugboats the SS Master was construction in 1922 at Beach Avenue Shipyard in False Creek. Designed and built by renowned tugboat builder Arthur Moscrop, the SS Master still operates with her original WW1 surplus steam engine. Throughout her life, the SS Master worked the waters of the Pacific Northwest towing logs and barges throughout the region. Retired and left for scrap in 1962, the SS Master was purchased for $500 and has since undergone extensive restorations.

Silver Ann

  • Flag:  Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, B.C. (Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site)
  • Rig: Gillnetter
  • LOA: 39’
  • Beam: 10’
  • Draft: 4’
  • Year Built: 1968

The Silver Ann was built in 1968-69, and was the last boat constructed at the Britannia Shipyards inside the Richmond Boatbuilders Building. This gillnetter was built by S. Asari for George Osaka, in the year of his 25th wedding anniversary (the silver anniversary), which is why she is named the “Silver Ann”.

Sea Dragon

  • Flag: Canada/Sea Scouts
  • Homeport: Richmond, B.C.
  • Rig: Slope Class
  • LOA: 27’
  • Beam: 9’ 2”
  • Draft: 4’ 3”
  • Hull: 30’
  • Year Built: 1982

Built in California, the Sea Dragons use this yacht for all the “Deep Sea Expeditions”, which are required for the sea scouts to achieve their Chief Scout Award, Queen’s Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. This yacht is also used for training in navigation and sailing skills.

River Queen

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Steveston, B.C.
  • Rig: Ex-Lifeboat
  • LOA: 30’
  • Beam: 10’
  • Draft: 2’ 6”
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Year Built: 1965

The River Queen is a 65 passenger ex- lifeboat which has been converted over to a passenger day tour boat. It operates during the summer months from Fisherman’s Wharf in Steveston. The 45-minute tour is a leisurely and fascinating historical and nature themed voyage of Steveston and cannery channel.

Mini-Brigs

  • Flag: Canada
  • Homeport: Richmond, B.C.
  • Rig: Brig
  • LOA: 10’
  • Hull: Wooden – Custom Built
  • Year Built: 2005 & 2007

The Adventure and Liberté are some of the smallest operational manned square riggers in the world and have appeared in numerous festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Mini-Brigs are operated and maintained by the Shady Isle Pirate Society, a registered non-profit, family-friendly society based in Steveston.