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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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Very informative.

There is a lot to take in at the cannery, and as long as you're interested in the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joel P
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Vancouver, Canada
Good visit

Interesting place to visit. If you can take the free tour offered, interesting facts given and it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancs22
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Lancashire
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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+1 604-664-9009
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"guided tour"
in 31 reviews
"fishing industry"
in 38 reviews
"salmon"
in 57 reviews
"canning process"
in 17 reviews
"original equipment"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 20 reviews
"local history"
in 13 reviews
"production line"
in 4 reviews
"canning factory"
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"hard life"
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"parks canada"
in 6 reviews
"fish processing"
in 7 reviews
"back in the day"
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"national historic site"
in 14 reviews
"short film"
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"showing how"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a lot to take in at the cannery, and as long as you're interested in the history of canning in BC, this is the place for you. It was neat but I don't think I'll return.

Thank Joel P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. If you can take the free tour offered, interesting facts given and it makes it so much easier to follow the process. Parking available at a cost, surface streets are free if available. Make sure you walk along the jetty and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing museum. We took the 45 minute guided tour with Andrea (she said it was her first tour - not obvious - she was excellent). We perhaps should have looked at the map more carefully because we took the Reduction section backwards....More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our museum, and for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour by our Heritage Interpreter Andrea - it was indeed her first 'official' public tour. We are also grateful that you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly bumped into this museum and as I didn’t know anything about it, it looked interesting but I didn’t have a sense of the value of walking through the doors. The history that is captured there and the sense of how hard people worked over...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jensencraig, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit to the Cannery. We are very happy that your travels led you to discover us, and glad that you enjoyed learning about the local history and exploring...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of Canada was built on fishing and fish processing. This old building complex now houses a museum dedicated to this economic activity and it's people. The history of fish canning, and the technological changes over the span of about 100 years, are well...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a very informative and positive review of the Cannery, We're happy to announce that we have just opened a new exhibit in the "fish meal processing" area of the site, called "Pacific Herring: the fish that feeds the coast" to shed...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Cathy was very informative about the history of the cannery. Icy cold inside but a jacket was offered.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This is a good day trip and excellent rainy day outing in Richmond. It was a huge cannery. I t has been restored and preserved in a way that details the history of the area. There isa clear explanation of the methods used to can...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Peter J, Thanks for visiting the Cannery and for taking the time to post a review! We're glad that you enjoyed our indoor winter market. It's held on alternating Sundays between October to April - our last 2017-18 market is April 22nd, and will...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

During our visit to Steveston we stopped into the cannery and did the tour. Fabulous place. Loved everything about the Cannery. Let's hope this historical site can live on for the next generations.

Thank taber
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a great historical site, and it's so cool that it's located right where it actually happened. It's a great look back at the history of Steveston and the Canner that operated there, but it also has a lot of information about the history...More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Malf75, Thank you for recently visiting the Cannery and for your enthusiastic review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here, in spite of the cold! Great advice to dress warmly - with the cannery in its unique position built over the...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I was in Steveston to see filming for Once Upon a Time and the day after we went to the Cannery. I was thinking it would just be a time killer, but it was wonderful. The history was very interesting and the displays were great....More

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Trish K, Happy to hear that your visit to "Storybrooke" had some added surprises for you to discover - we're grateful that you took the time to visit us, and delighted to know that you enjoyed the visit and guided tour. Thanks very much...More

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