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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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Fishing history

Old canning factory converted into museum that displays types of fish harvested as well as the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
waylaidback
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Vancouver
Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Good in depth self guided tour of the fishing industry from 50-60 years ago. Shows how salmon were... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
garysanderson
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Richmond, Canada
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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 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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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Steveston
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Old canning factory converted into museum that displays types of fish harvested as well as the entire processing procedure. Delves into the history of the industry as well as political struggles over fishing rights between countries. Includes impact of war on workers of Japanese descent...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good in depth self guided tour of the fishing industry from 50-60 years ago. Shows how salmon were processed after being caught.

Thank garysanderson
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I attended the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on a market day, every second Sunday. The displays are informative and well set up for a walk through on your own or as part of a tour. The market is a bonus with yummy food options and...More

Thank juliehn
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear juliehn, Thanks for your positive review! We're glad you were able to enjoy our winter market and the as well as rest of the museum! The good news is that during 'regular' years, are market days are always free of admission. As you've pointed...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017

An educational stop for young and old. Learning the history of the local canning industry was a pleasant way to spend the morning. Since it is a heritage site the admission is free for 2017 to celebrate Canada's birthday. Be prepared, it can be cold...More

1  Thank Bodiddles
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear Bodiddles, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Cannery. Yes, as a Parks Canada national historic site, we are happy to have free regular admission to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary since Confederation. Also, great advice about preparing for the...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is an interesting, historical exhibit. You see an old Fish Cannery and historical artifacts. We visited the Cannery as part of the Tourism Challenge and had to seek out answers to a brief questionnaire. After visiting the Cannery, you could...More

1  Thank aloha_2005
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I loved my tour of this cannery. It was so interesting and displayed well. The machines are there to look at and touch. A lot of great information. This is part of the history of our great province, so get out there and see it....More

1  Thank Bev C
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear Bev C, Thanks for posting your review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Cannery! Great advice about exploring the rest of the historic fishing village of Steveston as well. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 January 2017

We visited this place on a cool January day. Its a great place to bring kids and learn about the history of the area, but it really is cold inside the museum due to it being above the river. The kids really enjoyed it and...More

1  Thank Liz S
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Dear Liz S, Thank you very much for the positive review of your recent visit to the Cannery. We're happy to hear that the kids enjoyed themselves enough to entice another visit during warmer weather. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Have been several times - as with all museums with a guide is best. Lots of things for all ages to touch. Gift store is full of neat stuff

1  Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Steveston Cannery Museum December 27. The gift shop was unique, the Tour Guide was super knowledgeable and the exhibits very well organized.

1  Thank Williams Lake R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is literally an old abandoned fish cannery now set up as a museum. You can go on a self guided tour or go in a group with a guide. This is an old unheated drafty building so make sure to bring a warm coat....More

1  Thank Unckebuck
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Dear Unckebuck, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit to the Cannery. Your advice to dress warmly is greatly appreciated! Our historic structure is built over water, so it is often colder than outdoors. We do have extra jackets, should...More

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