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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 32 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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Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were lucky to have a Japanese-Canadian guide who once worked at this salmon cannery as a youngster when it was operational. He later became a teacher. The combination of having worked there and been a teacher made all the difference in the presentation.There is nothing like a firsthand enthusiastic, knowledgeable report. We saw a film presentation first, then we're... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

They had a terrific little gift shop. I was not particularly interested in the past of the salmon canning business. I found watching some of the fisherman bringing in their catch much more interesting.

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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We highly recommend this place. Informative and educational. The docent was well versed in the related history. It was the highlight of our trip.

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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 visiting us all the way from Arizona, and for taking the time to join one of our guided tours. We are very glad to have been a part of your trip, and hope that you had a memorable stay! More

Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The museum is well put together and takes you back into the time when Steveston was a bustling fishing community.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Didn't have time to visit the cannery so returned the following day and so glad we did. Not knowing much about the fishing industry, this gave a good insight into the difficult working conditions with lots to see. A small entrance fee is charged and there are guided tours every hour on the hour. We decided to explore the site... More

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

We are also very glad that you took the time to return to our site for a visit. Thank you for the review and for calling us a 'must visit" "little gem"! More

North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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