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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
+1 604-664-9009
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Informative tour

Cathy was very informative about the history of the cannery. Icy cold inside but a jacket was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David S
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Great site to visit in Steveston BC

This is a good day trip and excellent rainy day outing in Richmond. It was a huge cannery. I t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter J
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cathy was very informative about the history of the cannery. Icy cold inside but a jacket was offered.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good day trip and excellent rainy day outing in Richmond. It was a huge cannery. I t has been restored and preserved in a way that details the history of the area. There isa clear explanation of the methods used to can...More

Thank Peter J
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Peter J, Thanks for visiting the Cannery and for taking the time to post a review! We're glad that you enjoyed our indoor winter market. It's held on alternating Sundays between October to April - our last 2017-18 market is April 22nd, and will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit to Steveston we stopped into the cannery and did the tour. Fabulous place. Loved everything about the Cannery. Let's hope this historical site can live on for the next generations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great historical site, and it's so cool that it's located right where it actually happened. It's a great look back at the history of Steveston and the Canner that operated there, but it also has a lot of information about the history...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Malf75, Thank you for recently visiting the Cannery and for your enthusiastic review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here, in spite of the cold! Great advice to dress warmly - with the cannery in its unique position built over the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Steveston to see filming for Once Upon a Time and the day after we went to the Cannery. I was thinking it would just be a time killer, but it was wonderful. The history was very interesting and the displays were great....More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Trish K, Happy to hear that your visit to "Storybrooke" had some added surprises for you to discover - we're grateful that you took the time to visit us, and delighted to know that you enjoyed the visit and guided tour. Thanks very much...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a clean, tidy, interesting historical site with friendly staff. Worth a visit in deed. Next time we would stay longer.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Neat look back how a major industry worked. Well worth the $7.80 admission. Had some good free guides. Been by it numerous times and glad we finally went in. As Chuck Norris once said: “something fishy is going on here.”

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Jotravy, Thanks for much for dropping by and discovering our site! We especially enjoy the photos of your cute little one enjoying Steveston's harbour view. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This Cannery is an historical tribute to the great west coast salmon fishery of bygone days. It is both educational and entertaining and there is enough to keep children interested as well. They often have special events for children at holiday time. But they have...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Diane & Ben G, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It's great to hear from locals - we thank you for your support of our museum, events, and gift shop!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A very well done presentation detailing the canning industry plus an interactive hour is usually done. Well worth visiting ,Be prepared to spend a few hours at this site .

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A look into the early operation of canning Fish on the west coast of Canada. The original equipment and displays are an excellent teaching resource for the young to learn about our history

Thank Robin M
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