2016 News and Information

Landlubbers delight at Ships to Shore

27 June 2016

Ships to Shore 2016Escape the heat this Canada Day weekend with entertainment by the sea. Join Ships to Shore Steveston 2016 for a free three day family festival. Tour incredible boats, cruise the harbour, enjoy dockside programs and entertainment, and take in a Canada Day fireworks show presented by Dueck Auto Group. Ships to Shore, presented by RE/MAX, has something for boat enthusiasts, foodies, music lovers and those looking for a fun way to spend time with family and friends this Canada day weekend, June 30 – July 2.

Drop by the main stage Friday and Saturday for amazing musical performances by Roku Shichi Taiko, the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, Showstoppers, Caelestera and more.

The on-stage entertainment doesn’t stop there. Learn about your favourite vessels at the Speaker Series or stick around on Canada Day for a fantastic pre-fireworks show from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Canada 150 stage. Check out the Canada 150 Pavilion at Ships to Shore and learn how locally-based community groups are invited to celebrate the planning of Canada’s 150th birthday.

New this year is the Kids Cove children’s activities area presented by Tangerine. Celebrate play and creativity with hands on activities and crafts, a large bouncy castle, Pop-up Park, and roving entertainment.

Ships to Shore also offers free boarding of 15-plus unique and historic ships docked at Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site along the Steveston waterfront.

Stay paperless and improve your Ships to Shore experience by downloading our Mobile Event Guide.

The mobile app is a downloadable guide that allows you to take all the event info on the go, without using cellular data at the event site. When on Wi-Fi, preload the app on to your iPhone, Android or Blackberry and get complete access to:

  • a daily schedule of events
  • venue maps and addresses
  • food cart vendors and their websites
  • detailed ship information
  • social media networks to share and post about your experience at event

For more information on the Eventbase app and how to download, visit http://shipstoshore.squarespace.com/mobile-event-guide/.

Ships to Shore runs daily from noon-6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, plus special Canada Day entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

RE/MAX is the presenting sponsor for Ships to Shore Steveston 2016. Fireworks are presented by Dueck Auto Group. Dock sponsor is Steveston Harbour Authority. Kid’s Cove is presented by Tangerine. Community partners are Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society and the Steveston Community Society. Media Partners are CTV, QM/FM, and the Richmond News. Ships to Shore Steveston is produced by the City of Richmond and is part of Richmond Days of Summer. For more details on Ships to Shore Steveston 2016, visit www.shipstoshore.ca.

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