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“It is an amazing exibition with enthusiastic staff”

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 108 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“It is an amazing exibition with enthusiastic staff”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

It is a very good exhibition about the fishing and the cannery industry. There is a regular guided tour which was impressive. They showed the full process of the cannery production from the fishing ships till the finished canneries.

The museum shows a lot about the history of this industry. I really recommend to visit it if you are in Vancouver.

We parked in the paid parking lot, but in the museum the staff said that there are some free parking place nearby. Before paying the fee maybe it could be worth to ask them about the current situation.

Visited September 2012
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“Great Museum”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great museum for telling about the common history that First Nations, Europeans and Asian shared at the beginning of the 20th Century. The building is full of artifacts and the history is told from various cultural perspectives.

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Vancouver, BC
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“Great Learning Place”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is an awesome local visit for folks wanting to learn more about the importance and history of fish canning on the west coast. Excellent learning programs for kids and adults alike.

Visited March 2012
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Richmond, Canada
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“A historic site in Steveston Area”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Even though I visited the place about 1 year ago, it still left me a good memory thereafter. You can take a look on how fish are prepared and canned in the olden days.

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Cornwall, Canada
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“Inductrial museum with lots to read”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We toured the cannery and were surpirsed by the extent of the exhibits to see, but there is a lot of reading if you want to get the "whole picture" There are not too many locations to sit if you are a disabled traveler walking with a cane. The interior is dark. The salmon canning line was the most interesting part, complete with rubber fish, being processed as if time had suddenly stopped. There were guided tour opportunities, but we could not stand in one spot long enough to enjoy the spiel. It is disappointing that teh BC government charges for parking at this site...its seems petty to charge for parking here. There are no outdoor photographic opportunities that we could see.

Visited August 2012
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