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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
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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 121 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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A gem of local History

a close friend and I went out to visit this cannery and we were totally impressed with the detail history of fishing and processing of this very important coastal industry

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
vincentkeh0e
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Delta, Canada
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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a close friend and I went out to visit this cannery and we were totally impressed with the detail history of fishing and processing of this very important coastal industry

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful remodelled into a museum this fish cannery is a wealth of information with tons of displays and great gift shop

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Thank 6vivian
Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hadn't seen any tourist info about this place and found it by accident. What a happy accident that was! The price of admission includes two tours with different guides plus an interactive museum. All ages of people around us from young to teenagers to adults to seniors were enjoying it. The guides were extremely knowledgeable not only with their... More 

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

How great to hear how you found us in our little corner of Steveston! It sounds as though you were able to enjoy the full Cannery experience, and we are very grateful to read your positive review of your visit -- thank you! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum takes you back in time to when the cannery was active. It's a great museum and don't forget to check out the gift shop once your tour is done.

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Thank susan6190
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some time to kill as flight was delayed so headed to the south coast of Richmond. Stumbled on this museum and it was really interesting. Nice to understand the local history and get a sense of Steveston Village.

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Thank Tina D
Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit any time of the year - at Halloween, they have excellent "spooky" tours! You can take a guided tour but it is fun to explore this at your own pace too. Tons of activities along the way for the little ones, and some mildly creepy corridors and displays which make it a memorable... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Cannery! Yes, our old factory equipment, old corridors and storage spaces do make for a "spooky" ambience at times. Hope to have you visit us again for this Halloween's haunted adventures! More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title might be not so true. The fact was due to the season, we couldn't see any fishermen or visit the market. The town was quiet and relaxing. The gift shops were just common and full of tourists. Each shop pretty much sells the same things. The Cannery was indeed the best place to go in the town. You... More 

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Thank ChiaChien61
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear ChiaChien61, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Cannery, and with such an eye-catching title! We are very glad that you were able to find us during your visit to Steveston; and yes, some days the village is busier than others, with a wonderful public fish float, great restaurants and other historic sites... More 

Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see some of the history the island this is the place...it has sooooooooooooo much history !!! it is just a cool place to be..

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Thank Roger V
Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Museum with historical exhibits on Canning Industry. We saw many young children visiting this Museum. I love many of the canning machineries, the reduction plants, canning lines, boats used for Sockeye salmon fishing.

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Thank NungavaramR
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a Cannery Machinery and the Herring Tours all included in the price. Although the Herring tour had potential the guide was not as knowledgeable or professional as she should have been and I felt we would have been better off reading the plaques and doing the tour on our own. The cannery Machinery Tour guide was fabulous, knowledgeable... More 

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