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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Address: 12138 Fourth Ave. (At Moncton Street), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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+1 604-664-9009
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of...

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 West Coast fishing industry from the 1870's to the present. Learn about our unique local history through interactive exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages!

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Best place to go in this Fishing Village

The title might be not so true. The fact was due to the season, we couldn't see any fishermen or visit the market. The town was quiet and relaxing. The gift shops were just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The title might be not so true. The fact was due to the season, we couldn't see any fishermen or visit the market. The town was quiet and relaxing. The gift shops were just common and full of tourists. Each shop pretty much sells the same things. The Cannery was indeed the best place to go in the town. You... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear ChiaChien61, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Cannery, and with such an eye-catching title! We are very glad that you were able to find us during your visit to Steveston; and yes, some days the village is busier than others, with a wonderful public fish float, great restaurants and other historic sites... More 

Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you want to see some of the history the island this is the place...it has sooooooooooooo much history !!! it is just a cool place to be..

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is Museum with historical exhibits on Canning Industry. We saw many young children visiting this Museum. I love many of the canning machineries, the reduction plants, canning lines, boats used for Sockeye salmon fishing.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We did a Cannery Machinery and the Herring Tours all included in the price. Although the Herring tour had potential the guide was not as knowledgeable or professional as she should have been and I felt we would have been better off reading the plaques and doing the tour on our own. The cannery Machinery Tour guide was fabulous, knowledgeable... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have enjoyed this museum three times and it gets better every time. The place is amazing for all ages, informative, educational and just very neat. The signage, the explanations are really well done. For a Federally run place I'm impressed. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable too. Worth the trip. The village of Steveston is also worth half... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear DMC90, Thank you for being a repeat visitor to the Cannery, and for your very encouraging review. We definitely agree that Steveston is a wonderful day trip from Vancouver, and you have included some great tips on how best to spend your time here. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I had my doubts, but they were proven wrong. I strongly recommend joining the 45 min guided (free) tours to get most out this fascinating museum. The gift shop has a good selection of interesting local fishery related books, but I can also recommend the bookstore couple of blocks away which carries one of the best selection maritime/fishery books I... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

While visiting a small little fishing town ,we saw this old cannery museum and had to visit.First the smells hit you like a punch in the face but it's a good smell if u like a solvent smell.Then u learn about everything there is about canning salmon. We also tried some of the salmon out a can and have to... More 

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Thank Lealm
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Lealm, Thank you for visiting our museum, and for taking time to post a review. The smell of creosote (covering the wood pilings which hold up the historic building over the Fraser River), is definitely part of the 'sensory' experience when you visit the Cannery! Thank you also for posting the photos of your visit, including the salmon tasting.... More 

Billings
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Old original building restored to show how the old cannery once worked great just to walk through and learn about its history. Family fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I visited the Cannery as part of the Tourism Challenge and absolutely loved it. I didn't get the chance to take a tour, however, the exhibits themselves are very informative and interactive and really tell the story of the cannery. Seeing the original equipment is fascinating especially if you are interested in consumer packaged goods, production lines or just history... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Adrienne G, Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review of your recent visit to the Cannery during the "Tourism Challenge". Our salmon tastings are offered throughout the summer season, as part of the "Cannery Experience", which includes guided tours of our historic canning line, and herring reduction plant. We welcome you to visit us again sometime, and take... More 

Mission Viejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you ever thought you had a hard day at work, walk through this cannery and imagine the noise, the smell, and the heat. You can either take a guided tour or do a self-guided tour as we did. This is great place for anyone who likes history or asks, "How did they do that? kind of questions. The cannery... More 

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