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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Address: 12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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+1 604-664-9009
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of...

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!

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Free to visit during Centennial year!

Very interesting, and a warm welcome from the staff. Informative displays, all we need to create original ambiance is the smell!

Reviewed 5 days ago
grandmumirene
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting, and a warm welcome from the staff. Informative displays, all we need to create original ambiance is the smell!

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Thank grandmumirene
Chilliwack, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We always enjoy visiting the Steveston area and learning about the early settlers that lived there. Eating Fish and Chips on the pier, and watch the boats come and go is always a highlight. The shops in that area always have different things that you don't see in regular mall shops.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with the tour. Gary was very engaging and provided a detailed history of the area and industry followed by the cannery line. The tour is definitely recommended. Also be sure to view the movie in the theater. Just ask if it is not running and they will start it. It fleshes out more of life in the industry.... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear FuzzyBeaver, Thank you very much for posting such a positive review! We are glad that you had the chance to join Gary's tour. Our 15 minute film on the history of the Cannery will be showing on a more regular basis during the summer season, but we are very happy to show it upon request, just as you have... More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Canada's birthday in 2017 is the time to tour National parks and museums for free. Our tour of the Cannery museum began with a movie outlining the history. Our group started our self guided tour at the far end of the cannery, as this is where the story begins. We looked out over the water and saw where the fish... More 

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Thank Bonnie S
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We live in the area and have visited many times. The staff/volunteers are wonderful and knowledgeable. Ask them questions! Great history of BCs fishing history. It's always cool inside so a great place to get out of the heat in summer.

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Kim G, Thank you so much for your positive review -- it means very much to us to have the support of our community and neighbours like you. We have many exciting events happening this year for Canada's 150th, and hope to see as many locals as possible out to enjoy them. See you again soon! More 

Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

For 150 years history of Canada, this caneray site is more 120 years. It's has lots story inside. Richmondite first war veteran Edgar Samuel Turnill was a canner here before he joined the 2nd Canadian mounted riffles. He was killed at Vimy Ridge in France on April 11, 1917. Lots of equipment components are decoration along the Steveston dyke

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Thank david l
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the cannery museum after finding that this was a bustling, busy cannery back in its day. They had documentation about the processes, machines on display that were used for both herring and salmon processing. They had many types of media explaining the work day and the people involved. They focused on the Japanese population as well as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Since all Canada national parks are free for the year 2017, my family decided to stop at the cannery on the way to Vancouver. We enjoyed the stop quite a bit, but decided we wouldn't have wanted to pay the full national park price that is usually required. It was a very educational and interesting stop.

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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very good learning experience for holl family,interesting,well organize plase! Good customer service.In this plase exselent staff.

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Sequim
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were staying at the Steveston Hotel and this attraction was right next door. We could see it from our window. We saw lots of people going in and out and decided to check it out. It was much larger than we expected and there was a lot to see and read and watch and listen to. We learned a... More 

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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Marcia H, Thank you for posting such a positive review, 'despite' the cold! We are very happy that you were able to discover us during your recent visit. As a typical west coast cannery, our building is built over wooden pilings on the Fraser River, which results in the cooler temps inside. There is 55,000 square foot of space... More 

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