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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
+1 604-664-9009
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Interesting and providing a good taste of local history

A very interesting museum located in the heart of Steveston Village. It provides a great glimpse... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
smrgeog
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Vancouver, Canada
Glad that we went!

Truly nice place to visit and recommended to take the (free) tour. Very nicely set-up museum with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mahejaha
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Helsinki, Finland
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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 121 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 visitors of all ages!
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting museum located in the heart of Steveston Village. It provides a great glimpse into the history and what was the lifeblood of the local economy. The museum has all the old machinery virtually from the time, the cannery and reducing facility stopped...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 4 days ago

Truly nice place to visit and recommended to take the (free) tour. Very nicely set-up museum with interesting displays. What made it great were the girls who gave the tour - so much enthusiasm and telling the story about the cannery very lively with interesting...More

Thank Mahejaha
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cannery itself was free to get into because of a special promotion that Canada is doing this year. I'm glad it was free because I wouldn't have felt as good about the visit if I had to pay for admission. There are definitely some...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery because admission is free throughout 2017. A guided tour was starting just as I arrived. The tour was about 45 minutes and well worth the time as it provided an interesting overview of the canning process...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place near Steveston Wharf to spend an hour or two. Better yet this year it's free as it is a national Historic Site. It gives you a flavor what the fishing industry was like and the use of canneries which were...More

Thank ikslah
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ikslah, Thank you for visiting the Cannery and for taking the time to post a review. We're very glad to hear that you have enjoyed the site this year, as we celebrate Canada's 150th with free admission. We hope you are able to enjoy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the town for Canada day celebrations and the museum was free to enter, so we had a look round at a old canning factory, and were really impressed by the presevation and the story telling... The museum explains the history and process...More

Thank jamescim
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jamescim, Thanks for joining us for our Canada Day celebration - every year, July 1st is the highest day of attendance for our museum, so we're sorry that we were unable to provide any guided tours. On any other day during the summer season,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A piece of Richmond's past when tons of fish were processed from the Japanese fishermen living in the area. Part of a larger site that includes the old Japanese fishing village, an interesting trip through a little-known piece of history.

Thank LJohnsYvr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We timed our visit for a free guided tour, entrance was also free as part of the 150th anniversary of Canada. The old cannery has been meticulously preserved with just the smell missing. The guided tour along a production line ably demonstrated just how you...More

Thank Colin F
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Colin F, We're so happy to hear that you were able to join a guided tour of the Cannery during this special Canada150 year - thank you very much for such a positive review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Steveston on a recommendation and probably wouldn't pick it from tourist info alone, but it's a really nice day out. Easy train and bus ride from downtown Vancouver, great fish and chips on the front, and then the canning museum. Had a brilliant...More

Thank Hiu612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide, Gary was awesome. He made the history interesting to the kids too, very animated and energetic. The history was fascinating, highly recommend to anyone. You get to see all the old equipment and lines and hear about the industrial process, the class...More

Thank Debby D
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Debby D, Thank you for visiting the Cannery and for your enthusiastic review of our fabulous volunteer tour guide Gary. We will be sure to let him know of your kind words.

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