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“A true local history”

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 109 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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 afterwards for a seafood lunch at one of the many excellent seafood restaurants nearby!

Thank blakewms
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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
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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 guide made the cannery come to life. So many interesting facts. If you are visiting Steveston Village this is a must see place to stop.

Thank nangefv
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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 fresh fish for lunch!

This place is huge and if you can take a guided tour, if it is too fast for you, go back and look again after the tour. You learn so much from a guide that you might not see on the signs and you ca ask questions.

As we went along the step by step Salmon canning line, I appreciated the use of the "wire" figures that represented the people working there, as it made it more realistic. What a dirty hot job some of these people had! Particularly on the herring line and it must have smelled horrific at the time.

Very, very interesting and an important time in our history. Do NOT miss it! If you live there and have not seen it (as is often the case) go and see it!!!

Thank 1946HappyCamper
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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 its workers to be of interest. There certainly is a lot to take in! And as you mention, it is chilly inside at this time of year, with the cannery built over the Fraser River - great advice to dress warmly!

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