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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting and Educational

You can visit the museum on your own, but there are really only two principle displays, a salmon... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
johnpE908TO
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Miami, FL
revisiting the history of Steveston

this is a great view into the past fishing history of Steveston fishing industry. Show the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
A-Richard C
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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 25 June 2018

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

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 26 June 2018

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

Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

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

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

Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

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 19 June 2018

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

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

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 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!

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

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 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!

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Reviewed 20 May 2018

There is a lot to take in at the cannery, and as long as you're interested in the history of canning in BC, this is the place for you. It was neat but I don't think I'll return.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joel P
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Interesting place to visit. If you can take the free tour offered, interesting facts given and it makes it so much easier to follow the process. Parking available at a cost, surface streets are free if available. Make sure you walk along the jetty and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This was an amazing museum. We took the 45 minute guided tour with Andrea (she said it was her first tour - not obvious - she was excellent). We perhaps should have looked at the map more carefully because we took the Reduction section backwards....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for visiting our museum, and for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour by our Heritage Interpreter Andrea - it was indeed her first 'official' public tour. We are also grateful that you...More

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