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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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Don’t miss this one in the heart of Steveston,

Great for locals and tourists to learn how the fish boats were off loaded and the cannery process... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gcromp
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Richmond, Canada
Great break from the summer crowds

This national historic site is so far removed from the typical Richmond hustle and bustle that it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vince S
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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
Steveston
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for locals and tourists to learn how the fish boats were off loaded and the cannery process worked along with the wonderful history of Salmon fishing on the B.C. Coast. I also recommend going to the Britannia Ship yard first we’re some fishing boats...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great insider local information - thanks for sharing Gcromp, and for taking the time to post your review. We love that you are sharing our local history with your out of town guests!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This national historic site is so far removed from the typical Richmond hustle and bustle that it's hard to believe it's only minutes from the centre of town. The old cannery looks like it would be ready to fire up in a short time of...More

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

Thank you Vince S for visiting the Cannery, and for posting this positive review. Yes, our waterfront location in the historic village of Steveston can really make visitors feel like they are stepping back in time. We're grateful for your kind comments and will do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gulf of George is a slice of South West Canada History. They do a nice job explaining the Cannery operation, both the people, process and equipment. Also the different type of fish and fishing practices used of the coast there. Steveston is still an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can visit the museum on your own, but there are really only two principle displays, a salmon canning line and the system for processing herring (I think). The two corresponding tours (at no additional cost) bring the story to life. TAKE THE TOURS.More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive review and for recommending our guided tours! Yes, our two permanent exhibits, for which we provide daily guided tours in the summertime (subject to availability from October - April) are the historic Salmon Canning Line, and the Herring Reduction Plant (which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great view into the past fishing history of Steveston fishing industry. Show the unloading of the fish from the boats to the final product of canned Salmon - we were treated to the canning machine in operation - The Staff if very...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review of the Cannery, and for your kind words about our staff. We're happy to hear that you were able to see both a canning line machine demo and our costumed heritage interpreters - something we offer during the high...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned to spend the afternoon down in Steveston but true to form the weather turned bad for us. There's really not much to do in Steveston Village on a very wet and miserable day...................except to tour the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. We generally...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Renegade225, Thanks for your continued support of the Cannery. We are grateful to have locals like you return to visit our site, and we thank you also for your positive review. If you have some time during your next visit, we recommend watching our...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We have been to Steveston many times but this was our first visit to the cannery. We learned so much from the very informative girl we had as our guide. It was a real insight to the history of salmon and other fish species canning...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit, and pleased that you enjoyed the guided tour. We're always happy to hear about "first visits" to the Cannery, and are glad that you have discovered us!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This museum focuses on the salmon and herring fisheries, both very important in the history of British Columbia, and the processing of the caught fish. There is lots of explanatory material as well as regular guided tours. I found it very informative and quite fascinating,...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your positive review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you found the topics of our exhibits and tours informative and fascinating, just as much as we do!

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is the original cannery from the last century that was a full time cannery to the local fishing industry. Well laid out and you really feel you are there. There is a large deck outside that is adjacent to the docks. On evening during...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

took my family on easter, we enjoyed the activities. Definitely a lot more fun than the title would suggest. Make sure to dress warmly, as the building is not well insulated, is drafty. My 6 year old and 2 year old enjoyed the exhibits, and...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your visit to the Cannery. We're happy to hear that your family enjoyed our annual Easter event and the exhibits. Great advice about dressing warmly, as the unique structure of the cannery building standing...More

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