Tourism Richmond is excited to share with you the new website of the City of Richmond’s Steveston Heritage Sites! The website was designed to bring the City’s Steveston-based heritage sites together under one website, to provide visitors and locals with easily accessible up-to-date information.
You can access the new website at StevestonHeritage.ca.
Let’s take a closer look at the website together!
The City has four heritage sites located in Steveston Village, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, Steveston Museum, Steveston Tram, and the London Farm.
On the homepage, you will find “Visit, Explore, and About” with a drop-down menu. Click “Visit” to access the four different sites, and “Explore” if you are looking for activities or programs that the heritage sites are offering. The website is also equipped with a map that shows where each of the four major sites is located.
Navigate the site by scrolling down, where you can find each heritage site listed, with information on things to do, how to plan your trip, and background history. Further down, you can also access any events or the latest news.
From February 17th to February 20th, in celebration of Family Day, the Steveston Tram will be officially launching its new family-friendly exhibit. Visitors and welcome to stop by the Steveston Tram and explore the interactive displays while learning about that tram’s abundant history. Other events include the Annual Plant Sale on May 13th, and the annual Steveston Salmon Festival happening on July 1st (Canada Day).
For more information, please visit Steveston Heritage’s events page.
Steveston Heritage Site Programs
The Steveston Heritage Sites provide programs for students and groups of all ages. The purpose of the programs is to make “history come to life” through guided heritage tours, educational kits, and more.
One of the many programs being offered includes the “How We Lived” school program, designed for students in Grades 4-6. This program allows students to investigate the history of Steveston’s immigrant workers from 1890 to 1940. Students will have the opportunity to role-play as “newspaper reporters” while researching facts about history.
Click here to learn more.
Congratulations to the City of Richmond team for their hard work and dedication in launching the new website!