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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Unique Museum

Having been to dozens (possibly hundreds) of art museums, palaces, castles, and botanical gardens... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
KerryandTim
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Austin, Texas
Place in the History of canada

It happened that I was on the team who worked on the Preservation of this site in the early 80's... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Ghassan A
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Irvine, California
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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 16 August 2018

Having been to dozens (possibly hundreds) of art museums, palaces, castles, and botanical gardens, I'm always on the lookout for museums that tell a different story, and this one was just in line with my tastes. I learned about fish, fishing, and canning -- three...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so happy that a museum enthusiast like you discovered our site, and enjoyed the visit. Your recommendation is deeply appreciated. Happy travels!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

It happened that I was on the team who worked on the Preservation of this site in the early 80's. It was so refreshing to go back and visit the site lately. it does represent an important aspect of Canada fish industry..More

Date of experience: August 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Dear Ghassan A, How wonderful to have someone who helped preserve this site visit us again! We hope we did not disappoint in our effort to continue to represent Canada's west coast fishing history. Thank you for the work that you have done to ensure...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

have lived in Vancouver all my life but this is must to visit. lots of old restored building and lots of places to walk around the park. Buy fresh sea food at the warf eat or drink at the restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Walking through the old cannery was fun, stepping back in time, a lot of history. Staff are so pleasant.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Steveston is a very nice area with many old building and museum exibits to visit.We spent a lovely half day looking aroud there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michael h
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Provides a very interesting way of learning about the history of the canning industry. Great for kids as well. There are activities for them to do and scavenger hunt activity book. Be sure to join the tours - guides do a great job. CAA members...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for positive review and excellent advice about visiting our site. We are happy to offer the guided tours on a regular basis throughout the summer, and on a request basis in the low season. Definitely take advantage of the CAA/BCAA/AAA admission discount, and...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

The first time I went here was as a kid.... a 10 year old kid and on my Dad's first date with a women her met online but that's a whole different story. This place reaks of fish so a 10 year old, 8 year...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Good to hear the smell is no longer overpowering (we stopped processing fish in 1979 so the fishy smell inside the Cannery should be long gone - outside may be a different story), but how fun to hear about running around the canneries as kids!...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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

Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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