Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3K1 12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond Directions
+16046649009
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Enjoy the work and thought of others with a cultural trip to Richmond's Gulf of Georgia Cannery, BC. When you get the itch for some culture, stop by here and get your fix of great culture all weekend long.

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A tip is to bring along a sweater or such, as with water below Cannery and with door open to back viewing deck, it was rather cool in there early May. The tour was fantastic and so was the male tour guide!
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It is worth spending the time for the guided tour. It gives you explanations for what you are looking at, both the workings, the social and the historical context.
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Boy did i learn lots about early fishing and canning. A must see and experience!
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Take the guided tour!
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Great museum! Would definitely go there again. For first timers, make sure u have a Coat or sweater while inside the museum, it's cold inside.....but remember, this used to be a cannery, so this place needs till be cold to house tins of fish to be processed.
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Very interesting venue.
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Super nice staff. Kids can learn lot things about the fish and they all love the place.
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A very interesting look at the Canning industry in Steveston. Well worth going to see.
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guided tour early am makes this a very detailed info guide. Staff very welcoming area is great to walk right to the wharf from the cannery. We packed a picnic sat on wharf watched the boats come and go wonderful day. Lots of eateries as well great for walking around
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Great for people interested in fishing industry in BC, machinery and production systems. Signage is good and workers very friendly.
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In 1897, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery made history by producing 50,707 cases of canned sockeye salmon—the largest pack by a single cannery in British Columbia. This bumper harvest came about three years after the cannery opened, when it was known as the Monster Cannery along Steveston's cannery row and in the nightmares of the younger canneries. Operational until 1979, today it occupies the same real estate and persists as one of the few historically intact canneries in British Columbia.

Inside, visitors explore Canada's west coast fishing history with guided and self-guided tours, films, and interactive exhibits, including the Canning Line, one of the site's permanent attractions. Here, guests can experience what it was like to work on a 1930s-era canning line. A hard day's work on the line can wind down at the gift shop, which is stocked with cannery-themed apparel, toys, and gifts.

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