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Gulf Of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

4 Ave
Richmond, BC  V7E 3J1

(604) 664-9009

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May 31, 2014

Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is one of B.C.'S few historically intact canneries. The 120 year old cannery is now home to a museum commemorating the history of Canada's West Coast fishing industry from the 1870's to the present. Learn about our unique local history through interactive exhibits and activities for... more

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August 02, 2013


The Gulf of Georgia Cannery commemorates the history of Canada's west coast fishing industry. The trials and tribulations of those who worked in the canneries and fished on the seas are told through interactive exhibits and guided tours. We also offer many engaging school programs, as well as tours for special-interest and English as a Second Language groups. Pre-booking is... more

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4.5 star rating
October 02, 2015

Cool place to visit if you want to see a little history of the area and how canning and commercial fishing began in this area. They can give you a tour and tasting and the staff is very friendly. I enjoyed the tour being the last group of the day and definitely learned a lot from this old historic building. I was unfortunate to have missed the tasting, as the tours with tasting are only for the... more

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4.5 star rating
August 28, 2015

This is the second time back since my first time here for a field trip in elementary school. It's interesting how our perception of things change as we grow older. I could relate more to the stories that they shared and relate to the harshness of the conditions in the cannery back then, this time around. We paid for the entrance fee which included a tour of the cannery and salmon tasting. I... more

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4.5 star rating
August 22, 2015

Really fun! We did the site visit without the tour because we only had 45 min which turned out to be a perfect amount of time. The museum did a great job making the experience entertaining and educational. Definitely a must see if you're in Steveston!

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June 01, 2014

Located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, 30 minutes from Vancouver, the cannery chronicles the rich history of the West Coast fishing industry through multimedia exhibits, interactive displays, guided tours, machine demonstrations and a film in the Boiler House Theatre (

). Extensive gift shop. Open daily.

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July 25, 2011

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery brings visitors back to the place when this small plant produced the majority of canned salmon in British Columbia. Enjoy guided tours and video of the cannery in action and learn the importance of this cannery in Canadian history. The cannery closed in the beginning and then was successfully reopened as a park and museum later. The park is only open from February... more

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