Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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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Promotional value expires Jun 28, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on 4/6 or 6/7-6/8. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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

It was awesome! We did the tour and it was so historically educational, didn't expect to like it that much! Do the tour!
Janice H. · January 7, 2015
Take the tour. It was well informative and definetly not boring. Don't take the last tour because they close 15min after and you will want to look around by yourself for about 1 hour after. Great value because the regular price is $7.50 per person.
Gurvir S. · June 28, 2014
Gain better understanding with tour guide
Shirley T. · June 23, 2014

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