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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 Walk

We stumbled upon this area as we were driving around Vancouver. We truly enjoyed walking on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dawn J
Shocking Historical facts will open your eyes.

This is a massive museum. It is very educational. It will explain and answer so many questions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shredder1331
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled upon this area as we were driving around Vancouver. We truly enjoyed walking on the boardwalk and learning about the history of the area. Very well done.

Thank Dawn J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a massive museum. It is very educational. It will explain and answer so many questions about how Canada came to be the way it is now. It can sometimes make a person feel unhappy when...the truth hurts. I feel ashamed of what greed...More

Thank Shredder1331
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, and free entry this year, to see the history of the canning industry and the workers back 100 years ago. Worth the visit.

Thank TorontoTrevorK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Steveston to go for a meal and a walk around the fish docks but this cannery museum was a real delight. . A fascinating preserved building with a detailed history of the canning industry and related fishing of the area - well...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is really well done, with lots of information about the local fish, culture, and of course fish canning. The tour was great too. Totally something you should do if you're in the area and have any interest in the local history, fishing, or...More

Thank cpetrizzo
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent little museum, telling the story of fishing and processing. A guided tour gives very interesting information, but we found the guide just a little bit over the top.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of interesting information.Makes you feel like you were there.Kids always enjoy going.Can be cold in fall and spring bring a jacket

Thank 131trenah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the best historic site's in B.C. or even all of Canada. Every year their displays improve showing how they processed fish, how the assembly lines worked, how they canned salmon and made the tin cans. Well informed tour guides...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery gives you an in-depth perspective of not only the fishing industry but the live and times of Steveston and it's cultural diversity and challenges, told through an interesting combination of actor's, film and narrative...history brought alive.

Thank jaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fishing was an extremely important industry for BC in the early and mid 20th century. The Cannery gives you excellent insight into the challenges of producing a top-quality product under a host of economic conditions. Working conditions were often poor and the work was always...More

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

Dear Clifford, Thank you for your recent visit to the Cannery, and for posting such a thorough and positive review! We too recommend the guided tours, and are happy that you were able to join one. Thank you also for your great advice about spending...More

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