Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site - Steveston BC

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Journey through British Columbia's fishing history with a guided cannery tour and interactive exhibits

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  • C$4 for admission for one adult (C$7.80 value)
  • C$7 for admission for two adults (C$15.60 value)
  • C$10 for admission for a family, valid for up to seven people with a maximum of two adults (C$19.60 value)

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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.

Customer Reviews

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!
Marilyn C. · May 16, 2016
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.
Lorna B. · May 11, 2016
Boy did i learn lots about early fishing and canning. A must see and experience!
John R. · May 8, 2016
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    Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site - Steveston BC

    12138 Fourth Ave

    Richmond, BC V7E 3K1


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