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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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Gulf of Georgia Cannery

This is such a historical place full of interesting facts. I grew up in Steveston all my life and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
janicer0ss
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Richmond, Canada
As a young boy I used to ride my bike and fish here

Great place to visit for a walk along the waterfront, grab a coffee, enjoy the fresh air and watch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe J
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Calgary, Canada
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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...more
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12138 4th Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3J1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a historical place full of interesting facts. I grew up in Steveston all my life and can relate back to the many references and historical moments. It feels alive when you walk through the different parts of Stevestons history - a must...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to have the support of our local community - thank you for your positive review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for a walk along the waterfront, grab a coffee, enjoy the fresh air and watch folks but fresh fish from the boats

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe J
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear that you enjoy revisiting your childhood memories here in Steveston. Thanks for posting your review!

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Nice place to learn about history of cannery. Kids friendly - there is area and activities for young children.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

A neat place to stop by to learn about the history of the area. Very well done. Lots of places nearby to grab a bite and check out before/after. It gets very busy in the area so best to arrive earlier in the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

A definite must see when visiting Vancouver/Richmond. So educational learning about the salmon and herring fishing industry and why there is only one cannery left in British Columbia. I was so immersed in learning I forgot to take photos. Thanks to those that had the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mitzy570
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Dear Mitzy570, Thank you for your positive review, and for your acknowledgement of those local supporters who helped our site to become a national historic site. We our proud of our heritage, and delighted to hear that you were able to learn so much about...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018

As other reviewers have observed, the cannery is not just a living document of an industry, it's a societal record of the integration of immigrants into the fabric of British Columbia. Quite interesting!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Well curated and lots of interest on salmon canning industry, also good things for kids to see and enjoy. The area is also well worth a visit to wander around and walk up to Garry Point

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eileen P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was an unexpected and unusual find. The cannery is well worth preserving as it is the last of a major industry in British Columbia. The old factory is extensive and has been authentically maintained - indeed there is the reek of creosote around. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

I was on a small-group tour of Vancouver that decided to add this cannery tour to our itinerary at the last minute, and I have to admit that I had my doubts about whether this was worth doing. Well, I'm so glad I didn't skip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting place to visit and excellent tour included in the admission cost first class tour guide Andrea would be excellent to entertain children and very informative/ educational

Date of experience: September 2018
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GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you Smone4 for your positive review of our site. We're glad you enjoyed the guided tour by our head interpreter Andrea, and will be sure to pass along your kind words.

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