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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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North Carolina
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Good spot to learn all about the Salmon Canning industry - had a great guide full of information and history and interesting facts about how , when and why the salmon canning industry came about in BC - a good spot for familes and adults alike

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We found this on Trip Advisor when we were looking for something to do on our last day in Vancouver. The museum was not a lot of money and had so many interesting things. Was a great learning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am an ESL teacher and have taken groups to this wonderful Historic Sight. It is particularily interesting for my Japanese students as their forefathers played a major role in establishing Steveston as a major fishing village and port. The museum is the original cannery wonderfully refurbished. Very helpful friendly staff and guides and my student from all over the... More

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

Thank you Robert for taking the time to write this review, and for introducing your international visitors to our national historic site. We are pleased to hear that they have enjoyed their visits; we love to share our local fishing history with visitors from near and far! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the best interactive tourist stop I have ever experienced. The hands-on opportunities for every age were abundant and well maintained. We stayed for the tour and were so glad we did. I learned more about BC history there than anywhere previously. The fishing industry is huge along our coast to this day and gaining understanding of both the... More

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

Thank you for the great review of your family's visit to our site. It sounds like you all took the time to enjoy your visit to the fullest! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and learning about our local (and yes, very 'colourful'!) history. More

Shoreline, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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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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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

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