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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Address: 12138 Fourth Ave. (At Moncton Street), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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+1 604-664-9009
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of...

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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Fishing history

Old canning factory converted into museum that displays types of fish harvested as well as the entire processing procedure. Delves into the history of the industry as well as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old canning factory converted into museum that displays types of fish harvested as well as the entire processing procedure. Delves into the history of the industry as well as political struggles over fishing rights between countries. Includes impact of war on workers of Japanese descent and on the industry for the war effort. Has all the machines on display for... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good in depth self guided tour of the fishing industry from 50-60 years ago. Shows how salmon were processed after being caught.

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Richmond BC Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on a market day, every second Sunday. The displays are informative and well set up for a walk through on your own or as part of a tour. The market is a bonus with yummy food options and some interesting crafts for sale. The admission fee is free to Canadians this year as... More 

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Thank juliehn
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear juliehn, Thanks for your positive review! We're glad you were able to enjoy our winter market and the as well as rest of the museum! The good news is that during 'regular' years, are market days are always free of admission. As you've pointed out, 2017 is a special year, where all visitors will receive free regular admission for... More 

Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An educational stop for young and old. Learning the history of the local canning industry was a pleasant way to spend the morning. Since it is a heritage site the admission is free for 2017 to celebrate Canada's birthday. Be prepared, it can be cold inside.

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1 Thank Bodiddles
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Bodiddles, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Cannery. Yes, as a Parks Canada national historic site, we are happy to have free regular admission to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary since Confederation. Also, great advice about preparing for the cold inside our site, due to our unique placement right above the Fraser River! More 

bc_canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is an interesting, historical exhibit. You see an old Fish Cannery and historical artifacts. We visited the Cannery as part of the Tourism Challenge and had to seek out answers to a brief questionnaire. After visiting the Cannery, you could explore Steveston... check out Pajos Fish and Chips nearby, or walk to the various restaurants... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I loved my tour of this cannery. It was so interesting and displayed well. The machines are there to look at and touch. A lot of great information. This is part of the history of our great province, so get out there and see it. You won't regret the time spent. Love the docks and the fishing boats nearby. Also... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Bev C, Thanks for posting your review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Cannery! Great advice about exploring the rest of the historic fishing village of Steveston as well. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited this place on a cool January day. Its a great place to bring kids and learn about the history of the area, but it really is cold inside the museum due to it being above the river. The kids really enjoyed it and we will definitely return when the weather is warmer and with family and friends visiting.... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Liz S, Thank you very much for the positive review of your recent visit to the Cannery. We're happy to hear that the kids enjoyed themselves enough to entice another visit during warmer weather. We look forward to your return! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Have been several times - as with all museums with a guide is best. Lots of things for all ages to touch. Gift store is full of neat stuff

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Williams Lake, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Steveston Cannery Museum December 27. The gift shop was unique, the Tour Guide was super knowledgeable and the exhibits very well organized.

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Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is literally an old abandoned fish cannery now set up as a museum. You can go on a self guided tour or go in a group with a guide. This is an old unheated drafty building so make sure to bring a warm coat. They also have a small gift shop on site. Its a long way out at... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Unckebuck, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit to the Cannery. Your advice to dress warmly is greatly appreciated! Our historic structure is built over water, so it is often colder than outdoors. We do have extra jackets, should our guest wish to borrow them. As you have noted, we are a federal Parks... More 

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