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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Opens in 30 min: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Surprisingly interesting

Well curated and lots of interest on salmon canning industry, also good things for kids to see and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eileen P
Significant heritage site

This was an unexpected and unusual find. The cannery is well worth preserving as it is the last of... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Bluebellplasnewydd
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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 4 weeks ago

Well curated and lots of interest on salmon canning industry, also good things for kids to see and enjoy. The area is also well worth a visit to wander around and walk up to Garry Point

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was an unexpected and unusual find. The cannery is well worth preserving as it is the last of a major industry in British Columbia. The old factory is extensive and has been authentically maintained - indeed there is the reek of creosote around. There...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I was on a small-group tour of Vancouver that decided to add this cannery tour to our itinerary at the last minute, and I have to admit that I had my doubts about whether this was worth doing. Well, I'm so glad I didn't skip...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Really interesting place to visit and excellent tour included in the admission cost first class tour guide Andrea would be excellent to entertain children and very informative/ educational

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you Smone4 for your positive review of our site. We're glad you enjoyed the guided tour by our head interpreter Andrea, and will be sure to pass along your kind words.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

The complex is a refurbished salmon cannery. While the cannery itself has not been operational for a while much of the equipment was used elsewhere more recently. The guides give a good description of the evolution of the process from manual to the various mechanical...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

While daughter and husband went in search of food, my 8 year old son and I went to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historical Site. What a treat. Special shout out to our volunteer tour guide,Jane, who didn’t sugarcoat the blatant racism, classism, sexism that...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Congratulations to the people who saw a future for this establishment once the cannery closed. This is a look back in time and history. Presentation is superb and display is so realistic. Staff are knowledgeable and there is a very nice gift/souvenir shop.

Thank Ian H
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear Ian H, Thank you for your very kind review of your visit to our site. We too are grateful to the local Steveston community who had the foresight to save this part of Canada's west coast fishing history.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

This was a great place to see and learn about the hardships of the so called "good ol' times" - which weren't as good as they sound, it seems. The Museum is a good starting or end point for a little excursion to Steveston Harbour...More

Thank Ullrich0815
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I find trips to cannery entertaining for a whole family, and very educational. Even kids as little as 3 can find it interesting.

Thank Anna I
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Having been to dozens (possibly hundreds) of art museums, palaces, castles, and botanical gardens, I'm always on the lookout for museums that tell a different story, and this one was just in line with my tastes. I learned about fish, fishing, and canning -- three...More

Thank KerryandTim
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so happy that a museum enthusiast like you discovered our site, and enjoyed the visit. Your recommendation is deeply appreciated. Happy travels!

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