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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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A true local history

This is one of the best sites to capture the true history of the canning industry in this area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
foodfan1956
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Vancouver, Canada
Leave well informed about the West Coast Fishing Industry

Take a step back in time when Steveston was the most active fishing port on the West Coast. The... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
blakewms
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Richmond, 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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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best sites to capture the true history of the canning industry in this area. Great guides and really good exhibits. An essential part of a trip to Steveston

Thank foodfan1956
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Take a step back in time when Steveston was the most active fishing port on the West Coast. The tools, clothes, gear, types of fish caught and canned, and lots of other interesting things will draw you deeper into history. You might find yourself leaving...More

Thank blakewms
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a very interesting place that shows the history of the begin of the canning industry in BC and lots of amazing details about it. The building is original from that time. I liked it a lot. Recommended.

Thank asacramento
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Wonderful tour. We were able to take a tour with a very interesting guide. You can also do a self guided tour if a guide is not available. Also we viewed a very interesting film regarding the good old days at the Cannery Our tour...More

Thank nangefv
Reviewed 18 October 2017

You can spend hours here if you do all the reading that is displayed with articles of interest. Be warned it is quite chilly but not smelly. A terrific place for kids, so definitely a family day, then go to a local shop to have...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear 1946HappyCamper, Thank you very much for the enthusiastic review of your visit to the Cannery, and for posting photos of our canning line exhibits. We are glad that you were able to join our guided tours, and found the history of the site and...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Cannery is an excellently curated window into the BC fishing industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The short film provides a good overview of the industry. The main attraction is the preserved processing line, showing how fish arrived whole from the...More

Thank Michael B
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear DukeOKC, Thank you for visiting the Cannery and for your wonderful synopsis of our site! We do agree that if our visitors have the time, to also visit the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site just a few minutes walk or drive away, to see...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Situated at the end of the fisherman's wharf, this operation gives alot of history of the BC fishing and canning operations

Thank Craign01
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This museum in what was a salmon cannery and which still contains working machinery provides 2 hour's worth of very interesting insights of how fish in general are and were a key pillar of British Columbia's economy. This museum is 15 minutes from Vancouver airport...More

Thank John_Joyce50
Reviewed 6 October 2017

When we visited no admission charge, but would have happily paid. A well presented site of historical interest. The old machinery is well displayed, easy to imagine how the site would have been in working mode. Helpful and very friendly staff. Some nice items in...More

Thank Paul S
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Paul S, Thank you for posting a review of your visit to the Cannery - we're happy to hear that you were able to visit us during Canada150, while all of our Parks Canada sites are free. Thank you also for your kind words...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Gone are the glory days when the salmon fishing industry was Steveston's main source of income. Fortunately The Gulf of Georgia Cannery has been preserved as an entertaining and educational way to spend an hour or two experiencing life in an original salmon processing cannery....More

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