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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Place to learn about Cannery History

Nice place to learn about history of cannery. Kids friendly - there is area and activities for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kulnad
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Richmond, Canada
Stop by for some local history

A neat place to stop by to learn about the history of the area. Very well done. Lots of places... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
deathracerJH
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Okotoks, 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...more
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to learn about history of cannery. Kids friendly - there is area and activities for young children.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kulnad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

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
Thank Mitzy570
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Dear Mitzy570, 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

Reviewed 28 November 2018

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Well curated and lots of interest on salmon canning industry, also good things for kids to see and enjoy. The area is also well worth a visit to wander around and walk up to Garry Point

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Really interesting place to visit and excellent tour included in the admission cost first class tour guide Andrea would be excellent to entertain children and very informative/ educational

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Smone4
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you Smone4 for your positive review of our site. We're glad you enjoyed the guided tour by our head interpreter Andrea, and will be sure to pass along your kind words.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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