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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Historical place that tells you a story

this place has a story of the past to tell, interesting to read and see all the exhibits and expand your knowledge of the immigrant Chinese/Japanese, who struggled to survive when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ridgegal45
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place has a story of the past to tell, interesting to read and see all the exhibits and expand your knowledge of the immigrant Chinese/Japanese, who struggled to survive when the railways were built in Canada

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

I went there on the weekend when it had a farmers market. Besides the tour of the cannery there was also local farmers market goods inside. Admission fee was by donation during market hours. If you want a real piece of Steveston then give this place a visit and after go for fish and chips at Pajos on the dock... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I try to visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery once yearly to remind me of the days that I used to spend my summers working at Imperial Cannery on the foot of Gore Avenue (Vancouver) to earn funding for my tuition. A visit to this museum is a very educational and interesting adventure.

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Thank Renegade225
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear Renegade225, Thank you for posting your review of the Cannery. We are touched to hear about your annual visit, and memories of your summer cannery job. We always enjoy hearing visitors' stories about their experiences in the fishing industry - perhaps someday you may be interested sharing those stories through our Oral History project, to help us save the... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Museum and superb historical site. Perfect for the kids and the area is family oriented. If you have never seen anything like this put the Museum and Steveston on your to do list. Love it.

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

Dear Fishingbobgreene, Thank you for visiting the Cannery, and for your enthusiastic review! We're so happy that you discovered us during your travels. More 

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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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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 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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 3 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 3 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 3 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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