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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Address: 12138 Fourth Ave. (At Moncton Street), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-664-9009
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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 120 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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Great hidden gem away from the city

I've been to the Cannery twice in the past 5 years. Both times, I popped visiting Steveston. I love this place... the boiler room that seems a bit scary; the inside of a fishing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Cannery twice in the past 5 years. Both times, I popped visiting Steveston. I love this place... the boiler room that seems a bit scary; the inside of a fishing boat; old videos that show how the canning process worked; the examples of the different fishes in BC's water; remnants of the old cleaning, cutting, canning... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Various tours and information on the cannery history of Steveston Taste the two popular canned salmon types. The building is undergoing some upgrades, but it did not interfere with our visit

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An interesting walk around an old fish cannery, much original equipment still in place. It is amazing to think of the women who worked there standing all day at a work station, probably cold and wet, cleaning, cutting and fitting large fish into small cans. A great visit for kids with play areas and several good films. Youngsters and not... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great historic site, with good attention to detail. Our guide, Edith, was very knowledgeable and informative about the canning industry, local history and the restoration process.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I took my boys here and we had no idea how huge it was inside! We didn't get to look at everything, but, we were really taking our time. We will definitely be going back again, and taking our sweet time once we get there too!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great place to learn about the history of canning in the early 1900's. You walk through the different stations of the employees at the cannery and can read about what it was like to work there. Great for everyone - kids through seniors.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited Steveston for a great takeaway pizza, which we ate in the park by the Cannery. We are locals and had never been inside. It is really way more interesting than I had imagined and had loads of history on the the salmon industry, with historic catch sizes and canning locations. Definitely with an hour.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is a must see, a must do, when you visit the idyllic village of Steveston. The very professional guides add to the wonderful experience when they provide colourful and interesting commentary and answer "all" the questions. Check out the souvenir store when you leave - first class merchandise and terrific volunteer attendants.

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

Dear Bruce S, Thank you very much for your review of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS, and for your kind words about our heritage interpreters and volunteers. We do love trying answer all our guests' questions to the best of our ability; we do get all kinds of very interesting questions, which keeps us on our toes! More 

Nanaimo , B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A lot of history of BC & especially the fishing & canning industry in one location. It is so fascinating to see the way salmon are processed. There are special areas for children. Lovely setting with parking close bye.

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Norwalk, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were expecting the usual run of the mill tour and usual nick nacks. However we were suprised how informative and fun the tour was. We had salmon tasting and saw a short film prior to the actual foot tour. There was so much to see that we didn't have time to finish viewing the entire museum. They accept AAA... More 

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

Dear JoeA336, Thank you for 'discovering' our museum, and for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the full "Cannery Experience" including the guided tour and "Salmon Taste Challenge". We hope that you can return again someday to explore more of the site (yes, there is quite a... More 

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Additional Information about Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Address: 12138 Fourth Ave. (At Moncton Street), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-664-9009
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Steveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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