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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

This is a great place for kids of any age. Lots of interactive displays, great historical photos... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sally29
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Surrey, Canada
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Salmon Processing in those days

It's educational to see how salmon were processed for canning. You can find out how much you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
U6848NDchriss
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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 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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+1 604-664-9009
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for kids of any age. Lots of interactive displays, great historical photos, knowledgeable guides and lots to see. If you have a small child they may be freaked out by the wax dummy sitting on the toilet of the mock...More

Thank Sally29
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's educational to see how salmon were processed for canning. You can find out how much you are worth if you are a salmon by standing on the scale !

Thank U6848NDchriss
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, in a beautiful ancient barn like building which will take you to back in life. Has amazing gifts and is surrounded by lots of good eating places, whether just be for coffee, a meal, fish and chips or your favorite ice...More

Thank Princess7786
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked the tour given at the Richmond Cannery. Guides in period costume and answered our many questions. Gave us a good historical overview of the fishing/cannery industry and people who worked there. Located in Steveston Village - from downtown Vancouver take Canada Line...More

Thank Eileen M
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Eileen M, Thank you very much for visiting the Cannery, and for great review! The public transportation tips are also very helpful for our out of town visitors. I wonder if you were the visitors from Georgia who asked us about our "Gulf of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have your free CANADA 150 Parks pass, use it to get into this interesting and worthwhile historical location. learning more about the process in a cannery was great and the young lady doing one of the presentations was superb. you need about 2...More

Thank FloridaBC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful area, nice scenery in the area, lots to do at the Steveston area...this is a great ALL ages venue....and you learn about the history of the cannery and the heritage of the original founders of the community of Richmond/Steveston.

Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we visited this site just recently and was glad to see that they had a guided tour for canada 150. It was a very informative and enlightening experience to know about the history and what the people went through

Thank eric00012014
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I'm from Vancouver, and a history teacher, I was shocked at the new things I learned on this tour (Believe me: take the tour! You won't do the museum justice if you don't). The gift shop is fabulous!More

Thank ch0pkins13
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ch0pkins13, Thanks very much for your enthusiastic review! Happy to hear you discovered "new things" during your visit, and that you were able to join a guided tour - we do agree that they provide a great wealth of info to add to your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to learn about the cannery and the history behind it, the process and the outcomes. Worth the stop if in the area.

Thank bkjjk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great guides available however the signage is excellent so it's easy to do a self guided tour. Really interesting details about how the cannery worke.

Thank Alayne S
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