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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018
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
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!