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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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Amazing sun set,

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Yaddhillon1845
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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Ladner, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place to bring your out of town guests. Historic Steveston has little gems throughout Steveston that are great to visit. The Cannery is very interesting inside...lots to see. If you have not seen it yet, I suggest you give it a try. I attended an Antiques Road Show there once and hade my violin evaluated. So much fun.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit if yo are in Richmond, along with Gary Point. See the historic cannery and be surrounded by what it was like. Also right next to Steveston Village.

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Thank Tina M
Alaró, Spanien
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the port you will find in the old Cannery a Museum with good explanations and the history of the Fishing-Industry. A small shop is attached.

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Thank shipcrack
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting visit to the old cannery. It has been in service for many many years and has been a very important part of the economy of the region. The fish processing has been a major source of excellent seafood to the province of BC and export. If you have a chance it is well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sister & I went here. I've been in museums all over the world. This is an excellent museum. Good tour guides. I toured here w/o a guide a few years ago, but didn't understand the entire manufacturing process. I was really impressed.

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Thank can2ski
GulfofGeorgiaCannery, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear can2ski, Thank you so much for making a return trip our museum, and for posting a positive review of your guided tour experience. With so much history and technology covered in our exhibits, we highly recommend taking the tour, as you have! We hope to see you back again soon. More 

New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The “Gulf of Georgia Cannery” is an interesting museum about the seafood processing industry in 19th and 20th century. I went there with my friend at Canada Day. That’s why the entrance was free. The presentation and provided information are pretty good. It combines also some fun with education. If one is interested in that matter one should visit that... More 

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Edmonton AB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need a place to eat up some time during our stay in Richmond but this wasn't to place to visit with teenagers. Mainly because of Pokemon Go, that was all the kids wanted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After fishing in Ucuelet and coming down to fly out of Vancouver we decided to make a point of going to this fishing cannery. Knowing there are a lot of shops and restaurants along the shoreline it was an easy decision to spend a late afternoon /evening. We missed the last guided tour but still fully enjoyed the cannery and... More 

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

Dear Stretchpackrat, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Cannery. We are glad that you were able to stop by Steveston village and our museum after your fishing trip! We definitely do recommend taking the guided tour of our site, as there is so much history to learn about the people who worked in the... More 

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