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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

12138 Fourth Ave. (At Moncton Street), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada (Steveston)
+1 604-664-9009
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Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Surrey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you like museums and want to learn about the area fishing history this is a great place to go. Not to expensive of a admittance fee and a interesting guided tour. They also have a excellent gift store that sells items that will appeal to young and old in reference to the fishing industry and area

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Shoreline, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We walked in 1 hour before closing time, which was enough time to go on one of the tours and browse a little. The tour is worth going on, as you get beyond the descriptions written by the exhibits. There was also acknowledgment of the not so glorious parts of the past, which was refreshing. The tour takes about 40... More

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

Thank you for the review for your recent visit to the Cannery, and for taking the time join one of our guided tours. We do hope that you will be back soon to visit us again! More

Corpus Christi, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the historic cannery. The interpreter was Mary, and she did a great job. Her Chinese heritage added another dimension given the poor treatment historically given to the Chinese people during the days of the cannery. Mary had a solid grasp of history and of the facility. Well worth the time!

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

Thank you for the review of your visit to the Cannery-- your kind words about our Heritage Interpreter Mary are very much appreciated! More

Nutley, New Jersey
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love to travel and this museum is one of the main reasons. Visiting the city of Vancouver was a treat because of its parks and art museum. But visiting this historic site really allows the traveler to learn about the people who lived here and worked in the fishing industry. I hope that all local school children visit this... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit -- our site offers a variety of educational programs for school children and students of all ages, so your comments are very much appreciated! More

Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a few hours to kill before going to the airport. Steveston is less that 1/2 hour away. The Cannery is a great place to visit and the staff are first class. Mark, our guide was brimming with knowledge and enthusiasm and would make an excellent teacher. This is different ! A one off glimpse into a very tough... More

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

Thank you very much for the review of your recent visit. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our Heritage Interpreter Mark. And we do agree that a Fish & Chips stop is a great way to follow up a visit to the Cannery! More

Des Moines, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I can't say enough good about our visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum. The employees, the cannery itself, the exhibits, the gift shop, the setting and the museum all were first class. The employees were all enthusiastic about the Museum and the history here and it showed in everything they did. They circulated through the museum asking if... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thorough review. Your words are very encouraging to us, and truly enjoy meeting visitors like you who show such great interest in the museum experience and learning about our history! More

Legal, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Until I happened on the cannery I did not know it was a tourist option in Vancouver. I enjoyed learning about the canning history.

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are looking for a family friendly outing this fits the bill. Our boys enjoyed the tour which is definitely worth it. And you can do lots of exploring on your own too if you have more time and interest. Don't miss the walk around the neighbourhood either. And if you get there earlier in the day you can... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having worked in the old BC Packers plant which used to sit at the end of # 1 Road and the river, a cannery museum is not something that jumps to mind when you're looking for something to do. However, we had guests in town who had no experience or understanding of the fishing industry and its history, so while... More

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

Thank you for the review, and for bringing your guests to our site. We love having visitors who were a part of our local fishing industry -- we often learn as much from you as you may from our exhibits! More

Turner Valley, Canada
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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great place to see how it was in the old days. It really puts you back to understand what the workers went through just to live. Well kept place with many interesting facts to observe. Take the tour and learn about this place.

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

Thank you for visiting the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, and for taking the time to share your experience. Our hourly tours covering the history of Steveston and our local fishing industry are definitely a recommended part of a visit to the site -- thank you for mentioning them! More

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