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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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It makes you appreciate canned salmon ...

The cannery provides a great overview of how your salmon used to get into its can. The old machinery is there and shows the steps involved from loading the salmon from the boats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The cannery provides a great overview of how your salmon used to get into its can. The old machinery is there and shows the steps involved from loading the salmon from the boats to sealing and labeling the cans. Staff conduct guided tours or visitors can wander on their own. Samples of sockeye and pink salmon are handed out ...... More 

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Toulouse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited on a Sunday morning and had a very good time. It was interesting, informative and the guides were excellent. The shop was also very good with high quality things to buy rather than the usual tourist tat available anywhere. If you go at lunch time you will have the place to yourselves.

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

Dear inger_ted, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. It's wonderful to have people like you from our local community, participating in and supporting the site, our programs, and our events. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The cannery is situated on a historical piece of property in Steveston Village where fishing and canning took place. I visited the cannery before Christmas where a local Crafts Fair was being held. I had the opportunity to stroll the museum and learn about the canning process from the time salmon are caught to the time they are canned &... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great historic site of Canada, located in Steveston Village in Richmond, (Vancouver) B.C. Canada. Makes my job look good, but not so unfamiliar!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is definitely interesting to check out. You can learn a lot about the ways they used to get and can fish. It's definitely worth looking at because it gives you an insight on history that you may not have known before.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a really fun place to visit, or to take people to if you live in Steveston or RIchmond. It is a Federal site, and has trained guides proficient in French and English to take groups on tours. The facility even includes a small old style theatre. No matter your age, the site tour provides... More 

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

Dear Wanderhoof, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Cannery, and for being a great local ambassador for our site! We do try to ensure that we have something for all ages, and appreciate that you taken notice of this. Hope to see you again soon at the Cannery! More 

Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

They have tours and other things but you can also walk it yourself. Very interesting.The cost is about 24.00 for a family. Very nice workers.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Spent about three hours here & loved it. So much interesting history about the main producer of canned salmon in BC. For the price of $7.80 this was an exceptional experience being able to look at all the machinery, the film & the interactive exhibits. Steveston is a lovely place to visit so after you finish at the cannery you... More 

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

Dear Leannamarie63, Thank you for the great review of your visit to the Cannery last summer, and for having taken the time to enjoy the full Cannery experience. We also love the photos which you have posted your review! It looks like you visited on a perfect sunny day, and that you were also able to fully enjoy the surroundings... More 

Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Enjoyable look into the BC fishing industry in the past. Tour guide is knowledgeable and passionate. After the fast paced tour it is worthwhile to explore some more. Inexpensive for all visitors.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Evidently there were 9 canneries at one point in this area and now just this one still standing as a museum. Interesting information about its past - including child labor (only the children of property owners could attend school) and positions And pay based on ethnicity and gender! Sanitation obviously left much to be desired and it's hard to imagine... More 

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Additional Information about Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Address: 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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