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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Beijing, China
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went with my 2 boys (5 & 8) and they had a great time. We all learned about canning, fisheries, immigration and technology. The Parks Canada guide Abigail was amazingly enthusiastic and my boys loved her 40 minute tour. Great value for money. Get there early to get the free 3hr parking.

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

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review of your time at the Cannery. It's great to hear that your sons enjoyed their tour and learned so much about our local history! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very nice piece of BC history. Very rustic area and very well kept. Located right on the water . Near good restaurants.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you want to understand a bit more of the history of the region, this is a place you should visit. The admission is inexpensive and there are some specific guided tours, but you can also visit by yourself as there are lot of signs, text and audio.

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EDMONTON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting to see how dangerous it was to produce a can of tuna. The building was not heated at anytime and we were cold just walking inside. Hard to imaging how it was when it was an active factory, the smell and noise. We had a guide in a few places along the route, because a few persons were sick... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Every time I go to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery I see new things... it seems that they are always adding to the displays, which are informative, fun, and interactive. It's a great way to spend a few hours!

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Cannery gives you an excellent idea of what Richmond (mainly Steveston area) and the fishery was like in the 1800's and 1900's. It is also close to harbour boardwalk and many interesting shops along Moncton St.

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Richmond, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lot of history in the little village of Steveston! Start with the Museum itself and then continue y our walk down the boardwalk towards No. 1 Road, and continue east towards No. 2 Road. The walk itself is spectacular along the Fraser River, but be sure to take in the small cabins that have been restored by the Canneries,... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Informative, great spot, enjoyed all it had to offer. Loved being able to walk around the boats and along the boardwalk.

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