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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
All reviews fishing industry guided tour salmon canning process original equipment local history gift shop fish processing production line hard life national historic site short film showing how great insight early settlers interesting facts excellent tour
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!
This was an unexpected and unusual find. The cannery is well worth preserving as it is the last of a major industry in British Columbia. The old factory is extensive and has been authentically maintained - indeed there is the reek of creosote around. There...More
I was on a small-group tour of Vancouver that decided to add this cannery tour to our itinerary at the last minute, and I have to admit that I had my doubts about whether this was worth doing. Well, I'm so glad I didn't skip...More
The complex is a refurbished salmon cannery. While the cannery itself has not been operational for a while much of the equipment was used elsewhere more recently. The guides give a good description of the evolution of the process from manual to the various mechanical...More
While daughter and husband went in search of food, my 8 year old son and I went to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historical Site. What a treat. Special shout out to our volunteer tour guide,Jane, who didn’t sugarcoat the blatant racism, classism, sexism that...More