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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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More interesting than expected

Ever wondered if there was any truth to these old stories about fingers being found in canned food... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2011
Tripsterchick
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Victoria, BC
Amazing

We probably wouldn't have came here but we got in for free with our National Parks Discovery Pass... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2011
mommydaycare
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South River
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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
Steveston
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Ever wondered if there was any truth to these old stories about fingers being found in canned food? If so, a visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery should provide answers. Built in 1894, this massive wooden building sitting on pilings over the Fraser River...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

We probably wouldn't have came here but we got in for free with our National Parks Discovery Pass. I am so glad we came. It wouldhave been $20 for a family rate and it would be well worth it. My kids are teens but would...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Great fun for the whole family. Worth waiting for a tour. Lots of interesting machines and photos from the end of the last 19th C to the 1950s on salmon canning in BC.

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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We checked out the cannery on the weekend and it was very interesting/informative with some interactive exhibits...My toddler liked exploring but I think older kids would enjoy it more. Would I be interested if I was somebody who had no real interest in the fishing...More

Date of experience: July 2011
2  Thank lullabuy
Reviewed 2 November 2010

The Cannery is situated in the historic fishing village of Steveston and is one of the few surviving, but not operational, 19th Century canneries in B.C. This cannery was the largest in the area and the leading producer of canned salmon. There are interactive exhibits,...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2009

My wife, I, and two teenagers happened upon this site while visiting Vancouver, and we loved it! It's a gritty but engaging memorial to the fishing industry of the past, and it was a great history lesson of the life and economy of the salmon...More

2  Thank Leneal
Reviewed 22 October 2006

A couple of weeks ago I decided to play tourist in my backyard, and go down to Steveston. This time in addition to just eating and shopping I visited the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The old cannery has been restored as a museum about the...More

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