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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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Great tours run once an hour

Went to Steveston on a recommendation and probably wouldn't pick it from tourist info alone, but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hiu612
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Excellent tour and fascinating history

The tour guide, Gary was awesome. He made the history interesting to the kids too, very animated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debby D
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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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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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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to Steveston on a recommendation and probably wouldn't pick it from tourist info alone, but it's a really nice day out. Easy train and bus ride from downtown Vancouver, great fish and chips on the front, and then the canning museum. Had a brilliant...More

Thank Hiu612
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide, Gary was awesome. He made the history interesting to the kids too, very animated and energetic. The history was fascinating, highly recommend to anyone. You get to see all the old equipment and lines and hear about the industrial process, the class...More

Thank Debby D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Few visitors to BC realise the importance of the fishing industry to BC and Steveston in particular. Steveston still has a thriving fishing industry with a daily waterfront fish market. However, it is the Gulf of Georgia Cannery that puts everything into perspective. This is...More

Thank OJM1276
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear OJM1276, Thank you for visiting the Cannery and for your very complimentary review. We greatly appreciate your comments, and agree that Steveston is wonderful place to visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The cannery drove the economy and the lives of early Steveston settlers. Even today it has profound effect in Steveston community personality Enjoy your visit here. Even better see the Steveston Historical Society's Vignettes where real actors re-enact life, thus bringing history to life.

Thank Alibudbud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without the cannery there would be no Steveston. Best gift shop for visitors and also for sending overseas.

Thank Anson B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here by chance. Very good tour and display of the old cannery business in B.C. There is a parking lot next to it with low rates but plenty of street parking around the corner. Tour guides give a history.

Thank imacroy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free museum and there is also a guided tour by the museum at specified times. However, it is not that interesting in my opinion. Its not big so will suggest to visit this only when one has the time to do so....More

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

Dear JustLoveToFly, Thank you for visiting the Cannery, and for taking the time to post a review and photos of your visit. Just to clarify, the museum is free this year only, as with all Parks Canada sites for Canada's 150th anniversary since Confederation. Our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Greetings all! Due to Canada celebrating it's 150 or it's 150th anniversary of Confederation, Parks Canada locations are FREE! Come on out and check out this museum. This museum is located in the village of Steveston, in Richmond BC. Bring your 150 pass and feel...More

Thank Mellie2013
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mellie2013, Thank you for your very thorough and positive review of a visit to our museum! That's great advice about parking in the village, and dressing warmly inside the Cannery - with our location built on top of the Fraser River, we are the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth seeing, actually we did not know about this bit of history. Describes the hardships of immigrants during the later part of the 19th century and how they were segregated by race. Better jobs and higher pay were always given to the white workers while...More

Thank Eddyboy21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a wonderful learning experience. It reminded me of the days that I worked during the summer months at Imperial Cannery (at the foot of Gore Avenue in Vancouver) the only thing absent was the stale odor...More

Thank Renegade225
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Renegade225, Thank you for your positive review of the Cannery! We are currently collecting the stories of those who have worked in BC's commercial fishing industry - please let us know if you would like to share your stories with our Oral History project....More

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