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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 History Lesson

Nice place to go all year round. We learnt a lot about the cannery and workers. Wear a warm coat... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CdnWorldTraveller14
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Toronto, Canada
local history - interesting, informative, and interactive

- place to go and spend some time learning about the history of cannery in Steveston - great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauren L
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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to go all year round. We learnt a lot about the cannery and workers. Wear a warm coat in winter as it's not heated inside. We had a great guide who was very informative about the cannery and the area. Enjoyed looking at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- place to go and spend some time learning about the history of cannery in Steveston - great exhibits

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun for kids to experience the history of cannery and history and enjoyed booklet to follow the questions and get prize at the end.More

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

Thank you for recently visiting the Cannery with your family, and for taking the time to post this review. We're happy that the kids enjoyed the Xplorers booklet - the great news is that all admission for kids 17 years and under will now be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit with family and friends. The village of Steveston is very quaint and the cannery has lots of history to be shared. The gift shop is also very cute with neat items for sale. A bit pricey for some of the items...More

Thank S6724RKdeborahg
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is one of the best sites to capture the true history of the canning industry in this area. Great guides and really good exhibits. An essential part of a trip to Steveston

Thank foodfan1956
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Take a step back in time when Steveston was the most active fishing port on the West Coast. The tools, clothes, gear, types of fish caught and canned, and lots of other interesting things will draw you deeper into history. You might find yourself leaving...More

Thank blakewms
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a very interesting place that shows the history of the begin of the canning industry in BC and lots of amazing details about it. The building is original from that time. I liked it a lot. Recommended.

Thank asacramento
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Wonderful tour. We were able to take a tour with a very interesting guide. You can also do a self guided tour if a guide is not available. Also we viewed a very interesting film regarding the good old days at the Cannery Our tour...More

Thank nangefv
Reviewed 18 October 2017

You can spend hours here if you do all the reading that is displayed with articles of interest. Be warned it is quite chilly but not smelly. A terrific place for kids, so definitely a family day, then go to a local shop to have...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear 1946HappyCamper, Thank you very much for the enthusiastic review of your visit to the Cannery, and for posting photos of our canning line exhibits. We are glad that you were able to join our guided tours, and found the history of the site and...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Cannery is an excellently curated window into the BC fishing industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The short film provides a good overview of the industry. The main attraction is the preserved processing line, showing how fish arrived whole from the...More

Thank Michael B
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear DukeOKC, Thank you for visiting the Cannery and for your wonderful synopsis of our site! We do agree that if our visitors have the time, to also visit the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site just a few minutes walk or drive away, to see...More

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