North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site, Port Edward: Address, Phone Number, North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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wallybee43
Sherwood Park, Canada353 contributions
CoVid Closure
Jul. 2021
We decided to get off the beaten path and visit this village on our travels through northern BC. Views were great and we were able to see the Cannery but is was not open due to CoVid. We found that even though BC was opened up, CoVid was blamed for a lot of poor service or closures of events and activities. Out by the road there was an old canner machine which was interesting to look at.
Written July 27, 2021
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Bill B
16 contributions
Well worth the side trip
Aug. 2019
It was great to see some of our history and sites saved so that we can have a glimpse of our past that you can touch and read about . It was a self guided experience with many pictures and stories when we went. Many old buildings and houses on stilts over the ocean
Written July 6, 2020
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R1chardN
Surbiton, UK532 contributions
You have to do this!!
Sep. 2019
It does not sound very exciting but you really do have to do this. It is a disused salmon canning site that was part of the great development of this part of Canada.
We arrived mid tour and waited for about an hour and are very pleased we did. We were also fortunate to have Greg as our guide - he bought the whole thing to life.
He is obviously an enthusiast and has been involved in restoring many of the machines used when the factory was in its hey day. He explained how the work used to be done by hand and had gradually been replaced by machines.
The tour took us to see the accommodation for the different nationalities, managers and the work shops and factory buildings. This was two hours well spent
Written October 16, 2019
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Keith S
Norwich, UK78 contributions
A well preserved site
Sep. 2019
It is hard to beleive that this place operated until relatively recently. The site is large and well preserved. We didnt take the guided tour as we were short of time, nevertheless we found the displays told the remarkable story clearly and in an engaging manner
Written October 11, 2019
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Donald M
10 contributions
Visit
Sep. 2019
Brilliant guided tour, would revisit you can take a service bus from prince rupert, with very friendly drivers
Written September 29, 2019
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Stuart C
Cardiff, UK131 contributions
Must do on a day in Prince Rupert
Sep. 2019 • Couples
There isn't much fir the tourist to do in Prince Rupert and the trip pit of town to this interesting histroic site should be on you list. Public bus departs from outside the Museum and takes about half an hour to get there. Bus leaving at 12.05 coordinates well with the 13.00 guided tour and the return bus at 14.35 gets you back.
The place is being restored by the local historical society and looks very much like it must have done when the cannery closed in the 1960s
An real insight into life in North British Columbia in the first half of the 20th century.
Written September 15, 2019
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ibuycdn
King City, Canada24 contributions
Wow! A great piece of our Pacific Heritage!
Sep. 2019
We travelled to the cannery and expected a simple tour. The man that guided us is actually the man who got all the machinery up and running..just about everything is working again! Amazing to see the ingenuity of people in the past using belt driven machines! His knowledge was excellent..but explaining and showing how the machines did the job, was incredible! One man told me he had been there 3 times..but had never seen the machines operating! Over 2 hours VERY well spent!
Written September 10, 2019
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Thank you for your review! Even for us, it's quite amazing to see 90+ year-old machinery still working. Greg, the guide for your tour, has made it his mission this season to revitalize our machines, further enhancing the visitor experience. It thrills us to hear about visitors who return multiple times to learn and explore what's new at North Pacific. Our project to conserve history and culture is perpetual, but progress is always being made!
Written September 10, 2019
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Calgary_Can_Travel
Calgary, Alberta Canada196 contributions
Great tour - very informative
Aug. 2019
Have been on another cannery tour in Delta BC but this was much more authentic. Definitely worth spending the time to enjoy it.
Written August 20, 2019
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Thanks for reviewing us! We're glad to hear about your time at North Pacific.
Written September 12, 2019
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skychaserCalgary
Calgary, Canada904 contributions
Excellent
Aug. 2019
North Pacific Cannery is well worth the 16 km drive from Prince Rupert and a couple of hours of your time. One can also take a tour with a very well spoken guide but one can also walk around and visit the various exhibits, all of which are self-explanatory. Very well done. I wished the gift shop would have been selling canned sockeye salmon.
Written August 10, 2019
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Claire
Paris, France1,970 contributions
Such a nice place
Aug. 2019 • Family
The cannery is located on Prince Edward and the location is just amazing. The place is peaceful and still intact. We decided to go on a tour which give us a lot more information and we went to places which are closed to public. I definitely recommend to go and visit it as it’s really nice and It will give you a better idea of how a cannery was working.
Written August 10, 2019
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