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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting local history

The hours here are limited. Worth a read on the subject beforehand so greater perspective on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
glennredbear
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Vancouver, Canada
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Great historical museum

Gulf of Georgia Cannery has great historical artifacts & information about Steveston & it’s long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Corey K
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Vancouver, Canada
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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...more
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hours here are limited. Worth a read on the subject beforehand so greater perspective on the place and time. Nicest on a clear day so you can enjoy the veiws from South Fraser River.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank glennredbear
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for posting a review of your visit to the Cannery. Reading up on the history of Canada's west coast fishing industry, or Steveston history in general is a great suggestion. Or we recommend taking a guided tour for an engaging overview of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gulf of Georgia Cannery has great historical artifacts & information about Steveston & it’s long fishing heritage. Beautiful building & great for schools to take a tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely private tour by a very pleasant young man. He gave us details on the history of the area. You could walk through if the buildings are open and read and tour yourself. The history is sad and fascinating. Much of which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank caroler54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to visit the Gulf o Georgia Cannery yearly. As we planned to enjoy our evening repast at a restaurant in Steveston today was the ideal day to spend a Sunday afternoon at the museum. While nothing much changes at the Cannery the guides...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Renegade225
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your annual visits to the Cannery; it's great to hear that you enjoy the stories offered through our interpretive staff and volunteers.You are right to note that as a historic site, it is our job to ensure that 'nothing changes'...More

Reviewed 12 February 2019

This is such a historical place full of interesting facts. I grew up in Steveston all my life and can relate back to the many references and historical moments. It feels alive when you walk through the different parts of Stevestons history - a must...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

It's great to have the support of our local community - thank you for your positive review!

Reviewed 11 February 2019

Great place to visit for a walk along the waterfront, grab a coffee, enjoy the fresh air and watch folks but fresh fish from the boats

Date of experience: January 2019
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

So happy to hear that you enjoy revisiting your childhood memories here in Steveston. Thanks for posting your review!

Reviewed 15 January 2019

Nice place to learn about history of cannery. Kids friendly - there is area and activities for young children.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

A neat place to stop by to learn about the history of the area. Very well done. Lots of places nearby to grab a bite and check out before/after. It gets very busy in the area so best to arrive earlier in the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

A definite must see when visiting Vancouver/Richmond. So educational learning about the salmon and herring fishing industry and why there is only one cannery left in British Columbia. I was so immersed in learning I forgot to take photos. Thanks to those that had the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Dear Mitzy570, Thank you for your positive review, and for your acknowledgement of those local supporters who helped our site to become a national historic site. We our proud of our heritage, and delighted to hear that you were able to learn so much about...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018

As other reviewers have observed, the cannery is not just a living document of an industry, it's a societal record of the integration of immigrants into the fabric of British Columbia. Quite interesting!

Date of experience: November 2018
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