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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Address: 12138 4th Ave, 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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While staying nearby in Richmond, we spent several days in Steveston Fishing Village. The Cannery visit turned out to be a highlight. They give tours on the hour. Our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joel W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying nearby in Richmond, we spent several days in Steveston Fishing Village. The Cannery visit turned out to be a highlight. They give tours on the hour. Our tour guide was great. Very interesting history about the fishing industry and the salmon cannery. Building is still very much intact. A lot of equipment was still there. And they did... More 

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

Dear Joel W, How nice to hear that your visit to the Cannery was one of the highlights of your visit! We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy a guided tour of the site, as it does add cover a lot of history about the area, and the people who worked in the canneries. During the... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum operated by Park Canada. Here you will learn about the fishing and cannery industry in Steveston and a bit of history about racial inequality. There are two guided tours and both are highly recommended. One is for the herring reduction process and the other is obvious the salmon cannery process. Expect to spend about 2 hours if... More 

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Thank AndyHWC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little harbour village has a lot to offer. There are a lot of places to eat at reasonable prices dotted along the broad walk. Liked the fish and chips even though there was a bit of a wait. Besides little ice cream shops, cafes and restaurants and fish stalls, you will come across a peace of Canadian history. Tucked... More 

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

Dear Hello T, Thank you posting a review of your visit to the Cannery. It sounds like you had a great visit to the historic fishing village of Steveston -- those are some great visiting tips in your review, as well as some fantastic fishy photos! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to spend a rainy afternoon. Tour was terrific. Lots of photos taken. Nice gift shop. Close to harbour and all types of restaurants and shopping

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an eye-opening museum, featuring an important industry from Canada's past. Loved the current focus on women's contribution on the Homefront during the war. Very informative and realistic. Great gift shop too.

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Black Diamond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great attraction. It is good to learn about our history in commercial fishing and canning. If you are from a landlocked area then this is for you.

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Thank Timothy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most historical sites in Canada are forts or some other military places, but some clever people had the forsight of preserving this location for us to learn an important aspect of Canada's multicultural and natural resource industry history. I was surprised on how interesting this place was. My elementary aged kids reallly liked doing the parks Canada experience challenge booklet... More 

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

Dear Heather H, Thank you taking the time to post such a wonderful review of your visit to the Cannery. We're happy to hear that your children enjoyed the Parks Canada Xplorer booklets, which add that little extra fun to visits at our historic sites. Hope they have fun with their souvenir can bank -- a most fish-tastic to save... More 

bristolUK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmospheric building. Good tour of canning line. Amazing machinery. No wonder theres not many fish left. Perhaps its been cleaned up a bit too much...

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Average, at best. There aren't many interesting things to see and there's nothing that stands out. The only reason you'd want to visit this is if you're interested to know more about Steveston's history. And that's cool, too. But if you aren't a history buff or a Steveston resident, then you can skip this one.

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Thank LJManila
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fisherman's Wharf at gulf of Georgia is very nice place to visit, roam,and eat out, boats can be hired for jet boating and whale watching tours. Sun set at this place is amazing. For photography loving person, catching sun set moments is very enjoying. Good restaurant at this place add taste to your food.

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