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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 15 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is a totally welcomed attraction. There are really so few sites that show any real representation of earlier commerce and economic activity on the lower mainland of Greater Vancouver. This Cannery is the real thing. Up until a few short years ago it was alive with action from West Coast Fishing boats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Well thank you Roberta for the very imfomitive guide of the Cannery. It was an excellent tour kinda weird video....but we had to warm up some how....I quite enjoyed myself.....it's a must see....tour guides are very knownledgeable.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

It was a cold day and snowing and we gravitated towards the museum as a result. An excellent venue. Very informative - we even had a guide to ourselves. Well planned arrangement of exhibits gave you a feel for life and work in the canneries -as did the 'mock' wheel house of a small fishing boat which gave you a... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A very interesting tour with lots of information by the tour guides. This gives a great look at how life was for the early settlers living off the river. Gives the kids of today a hands on view of working in the cannery, a very hard life. A good hour to hr and a half to see and do everything,... More 

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Like all national historic sites in Canada, this one has a good combination of hands on activities and guides and signs to explain the history of the fishing industry to those who are interested. My husband enjoyed the technical information and I enjoyed learning about how the people lived and worked. Great gift shop too.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We really loved the old photographs and interactive displays about the history of Richmond and the importance of the cannery to the development of the area. Life must have been really hard for the early settlers, having foodstuffs that would keep and yet keep you nourished with little preparation must have been essential. Super interesting, recommended.

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The place is kept quite clean. As you look at all the machinery you can almost hear the workings of a cannery. It was full of interesting facts. I am a history buff so I found it fascinating

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Highly recommend going if you're a history buff. Interesting facts. Knowledgeable and very friendly staff. Not bad gift store. Parking can sometimes be a challenge, like with any tourist attraction, but better than some. Go. Learn. Enjoy.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The staff are very knowledgeable and take their time explaining things to you of how the Cannery use to run. Great gift shop as well.

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

nice lay out of an old cannery. give the story of the fish packing industry in BC early 1900s. they do a nice job explaining it. very interesting history. there is a good double ticket eith a nearby Hudson Bay fort as well.

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