Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 Parks Canada site commemorates the history and the contributions of the diverse communities and cultures of Canada's west coast fishing industry. Enjoy exhibits, films, programs and events at the historic cannery. Take some to explore the scenic village of Steveston's many heritage sites, shops, and restaurants during your visit.
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Helen R
Canmore, Canada170 contributions
Sep. 2022
Talked my husband into spending two nights in Steveston and thoroughly enjoyed this site. It is such a pleasant relatively flat walk along the water and one can choose to visit the various buildings or just read the signage, which is excellent. The buildings had volunteers available to get information from and I noted one tour group being led around. While not directly part of the historic site, I especially enjoyed walking through the Japanese family's home (forgive me for not remembering their name) but it was very humbling and extremely well done. The little bunkhouse where the workers quarters were was also fascinating, especially listening to the audio stories. Public facilities readily available. Bicycles discouraged on many sections of Boardwalk and for good reason.
Written October 20, 2022
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queenofhearts7
Medicine Hat, Canada282 contributions
Sep. 2022
Was at Fisherman’s Wharf and decided to tour the cannery, $ 21.50 for two of us. We were impressed on the history of the cannery, so much info and the displays brought us back in time. Take your time and enjoy.
Written September 18, 2022
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ip
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2022
We went to this site because of the 50% ticket discount we got from visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site. We didn't except much for this site. However, we found that there are so much things to see at the museum. We learned the brief history of the cannery and the fishing industry of the lower mainland. We were also able to know about the whole process of producing cans. So, I would highly recommend others to visit this site.
Written August 22, 2022
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larryandgwendainuk
Ashford, UK116 contributions
Jul. 2022
The visit itself was best taken with a free guided tour.Is very interesting and shows what life was like in the cannery for the people who worked there.
Written July 27, 2022
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Michael B
San Francisco, CA28 contributions
Jul. 2022
We went after a stop at the Britannia Shipyards, and thought we'd be there a few minutes. Surprise: it's huge and interesting with an informative and friendly staff.
Written July 9, 2022
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Joseph B
3 contributions
May 2022
Just an overall great experience at the Georgia Cannery in Steveston. Had an opportunity to enjoy the weekend weather of sunshine along the pier and then ended the day off with a tour of the cannery. Just a great way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommend!
Written May 25, 2022
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Ed N
Delta, Canada1,856 contributions
Feb. 2020
Many years ago we visited this attraction, but so much has been changed and many additions made to this attraction. So if you have been to see this National Historic Site for a while, its time to go back. Word of advice, dress warmly if the weather is mild or cold. This place has no structural insulation. Even when it snowed in Richmond, this attraction had to be closed.

Among the things we found new were the salmon fish assembly line, the movie presentation, various small exhibits and the herring reduction machinery. You will need the at least 2 hours to go through this place. A great deal of work has gone into -re-creating what this cannery was like when it was operational.
Written March 3, 2020
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Sharon I
Brisbane, Australia58 contributions
Sep. 2019
This museum is fascinating and really well presented. Part of the Cannary is still operational (the only full time cannery now in BC).
We took the guided tour and, being the only 2 on the tour that day, we were given a great insight to the history of the cannery and that of Steveston.
Good gift shop.
A very good experience
Written November 14, 2019
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GillianM109
Wellington, New Zealand133 contributions
Jul. 2019
Totally worth a visit. The way it has been preserved to show us how things got from the sea to our tables when I was a girl. The people who demonstrated how these cans were filled and how (yes even then) 'filler bits' were added to get the cans to the right weight. Mmmmm... We did not stop for the video but as our friends (from Vancouver) were familiar with process they filled in other questions along with our 'factory hosts' in appropriate dress/aprons/headscarves. The designing of the conveyor belts, heating of the seals to make airtight, labeling, and the speed back in the good ol'days was amazing! I remember seeing these labelled cans at our home in NZ in my early childhood (50's) as we could afford!!
Written October 19, 2019
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Wonderful to have you visit all the way from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're so pleased to hear that your friends were able to introduce our site to you. We are very grateful for our local ambassadors!
Written October 21, 2019
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Chris d
4 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
What a great way to learn the history of the fishing industry in British Columbia but more specifically in Richmond. There are interactive activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The staff are knowledgeable and love interacting with guests.
Written October 9, 2019
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