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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Address: 12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-664-9009
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of...

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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An interesting history of fish processing in Southern BC

This is literally an old abandoned fish cannery now set up as a museum. You can go on a self guided tour or go in a group with a guide. This is an old unheated drafty building so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Eureka, Montana
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Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is literally an old abandoned fish cannery now set up as a museum. You can go on a self guided tour or go in a group with a guide. This is an old unheated drafty building so make sure to bring a warm coat. They also have a small gift shop on site. Its a long way out at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will keep it brief: Pro: - A mini seafood galore for seafood enthusiast - Fisherman by shore offers fresh seafood Con: - out of the way - everything closes early

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Oliver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got there at 430 so we didnt really have much time to see much since it closed at5, but what we saw was very informative and worth a visit again for the future

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Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery was not a place we were aware of when we went to Steveston. We were looking for a recommended restaurant and sort of stumbled across it. Some of it is laid out like a museum but the rest is simply like walking through the cannery. We kept finding more sections to explore and although the... More 

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Bris Vegas, QLD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Cannery is a must see for anyone with an interest in the history of the Pacific NW/BC. As you walk through the building starting in the SW corner (make sure you look out to the trawlers moored nearby) you cannot help but picture each workstation in action back in the day. The mix of original equipment and interactive displays... More 

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Thank Box111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A bit of our West Coast history, very well presented. The last cannery on the coast. Exhibits very well prepared. Some AV displays. We had a guided tour, who gave us many insights on the cannery and its personnel. Well worth a visit.

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Lake Louise, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The tour that is offered is very good, especially as its included with the price. You can see how canning was done and each individual station that was used all mocked up to give a feel of what it might have been like, depending on your ancestry and the class structure that was in place at the time. I was... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear sqwidee, Thank you for posting a review and photos of your recent visit to the Cannery. We are pleased that you enjoyed the guided tour (a private tour, no less!), and are very grateful for your positive comments. More 

Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is great for fast food fish and chips. The prices are reasonable. The only downfall is the seating,there are more guests then seats. Overall a great place!

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I started my visit here by doing the self-guided tour but then was lucky enough to join a guided tour, which was much better. The young guide was very informative and interesting, brought the lives of the former workers here very vividly to us, and what awful times they were back in the day. Working with dangerous machinery, in freezing... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear GeraldineM53, Thank you very much for posting a wonderful review of your visit to the Cannery during your trip to Steveston. We are glad that you had the chance to join a guided tour; it does provide an added dimension to the stories that our exhibits have to tell, especially with regard to the workers who toiled inside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The guided tour will show you around the ex-canning factory. The process of the canning salmon were also shown.

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