Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 Parks Canada site commemorates the history and the contributions of the diverse communities and cultures of Canada's West Coast fishing industry. Enjoy exhibits, films, programs and events at the historic cannery. Take some to explore the scenic village of Steveston's many heritage sites, shops, and restaurants during your visit.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Treker650
Kaysville, UT185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Had a very nice day enjoying the cannery site. We especially liked the museum self guided tour because we are readers and could read through the museum at our own pace. The exhibits also had plenty of children's activities.
Written 21 November 2023
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den r
Los Angeles, CA299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The entire experience was excellent from the video covering the salmon and herring trade to the detailed labels. The free tour of the canning line by Lauren brought the whole operation to life. You could vividly imagine what it would be like to be a worker there in freezing weather with your hands immersed in cold water all day long. Learned about the Japanese internment, even of third generation Canadians, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. A must visit.
Written 6 October 2023
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Elizabeth
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Great to learn the history of the cannery and Steveston Pier. Steveston is like a little town within the city.
Written 19 August 2023
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Alofoz
Brisbane, Australia106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a great historical experience. The cannery is intact, the visual and audio displays replicate its workings fish by fish. A very high quality curation and level of detail. I learned lots, but it really captured the vibe …. And the workers’ lives. Bravo parks Canada and the historical society. steveston history is remarkable, moving.
Written 24 June 2023
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Marjory R
Ithaca, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very interesting place to visit. Guides were very knowledgeable. Learning about the salmon and herring industry in this area was very interesting, and seeing some of the original machinery used to process and can the fish was great.
Written 16 June 2023
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FuzzyBeaver
Montreal, Canada1,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
They have introduced lots of new tours since our last visit which we enjoyed very much. The tours certainly bring the history of place to life. The museum is jam packed with original pieces of equipment. One tour even shows the canning line equipment operation. A great museum to learn about the history of the area and the history.
Written 4 June 2023
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181didierv
Namur, Belgium30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
When you visit Vancouver, you should enjoy the Steveston area .... And don't miss the visit at the Cannery. This museum is amazing. The staff is so kind, and you can join a guided tour with passionate people. When you visit the building, you can actually feel the atmosphere of hard working among all those salmons and fishes... All the processes are carefully explained.
The museum shop is great too.
Written 28 May 2023
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Helen R
Canmore, Canada188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Talked my husband into spending two nights in Steveston and thoroughly enjoyed this site. It is such a pleasant relatively flat walk along the water and one can choose to visit the various buildings or just read the signage, which is excellent. The buildings had volunteers available to get information from and I noted one tour group being led around. While not directly part of the historic site, I especially enjoyed walking through the Japanese family's home (forgive me for not remembering their name) but it was very humbling and extremely well done. The little bunkhouse where the workers quarters were was also fascinating, especially listening to the audio stories. Public facilities readily available. Bicycles discouraged on many sections of Boardwalk and for good reason.
Written 20 October 2022
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queenofhearts7
Medicine Hat, Canada377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Was at Fisherman’s Wharf and decided to tour the cannery, $ 21.50 for two of us. We were impressed on the history of the cannery, so much info and the displays brought us back in time. Take your time and enjoy.
Written 18 September 2022
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ip
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We went to this site because of the 50% ticket discount we got from visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site. We didn't except much for this site. However, we found that there are so much things to see at the museum. We learned the brief history of the cannery and the fishing industry of the lower mainland. We were also able to know about the whole process of producing cans. So, I would highly recommend others to visit this site.
Written 22 August 2022
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