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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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Interesting to learn about the cannery and the history behind it, the process and the outcomes... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
bkjjk
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canada
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Fascinating bit of hsitory

Great guides available however the signage is excellent so it's easy to do a self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Alayne S
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Brantford, 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
Steveston
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting to learn about the cannery and the history behind it, the process and the outcomes. Worth the stop if in the area.

Thank bkjjk
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great guides available however the signage is excellent so it's easy to do a self guided tour. Really interesting details about how the cannery worke.

Thank Alayne S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

very interesting, staff very friendly and informative, great way to learn some local history, good for all ages

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Very interesting and informative. Be sure to take the guided tour, learn lots of interesting things.

Thank kreeder2
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A very interesting museum located in the heart of Steveston Village. It provides a great glimpse into the history and what was the lifeblood of the local economy. The museum has all the old machinery virtually from the time, the cannery and reducing facility stopped...More

Thank smrgeog
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear smrgeog, Thank you visiting the Cannery and for posting such a positive review! Just a note that we are open all year round, even through the winter (though it does get quite chilly inside our building, as it is built over the Fraser River)...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Truly nice place to visit and recommended to take the (free) tour. Very nicely set-up museum with interesting displays. What made it great were the girls who gave the tour - so much enthusiasm and telling the story about the cannery very lively with interesting...More

Thank Mahejaha
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Mahejaha, Thank you for your review, and for visiting the Cannery during your trip to Canada! We're so happy that you were able to enjoy your 1/2 day outing to Steveston. Thank you also for your kind words about our heritage interpreters - they'll...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

The cannery itself was free to get into because of a special promotion that Canada is doing this year. I'm glad it was free because I wouldn't have felt as good about the visit if I had to pay for admission. There are definitely some...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I stopped in to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery because admission is free throughout 2017. A guided tour was starting just as I arrived. The tour was about 45 minutes and well worth the time as it provided an interesting overview of the canning process...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place near Steveston Wharf to spend an hour or two. Better yet this year it's free as it is a national Historic Site. It gives you a flavor what the fishing industry was like and the use of canneries which were...More

Thank ikslah
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear ikslah, Thank you for visiting the Cannery and for taking the time to post a review. We're very glad to hear that you have enjoyed the site this year, as we celebrate Canada's 150th with free admission. We hope you are able to enjoy...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were in the town for Canada day celebrations and the museum was free to enter, so we had a look round at a old canning factory, and were really impressed by the presevation and the story telling... The museum explains the history and process...More

Thank jamescim
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear jamescim, Thanks for joining us for our Canada Day celebration - every year, July 1st is the highest day of attendance for our museum, so we're sorry that we were unable to provide any guided tours. On any other day during the summer season,...More

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