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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 113 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!
Reviewed October 21, 2012

They do a haunted cannery tour. It's the best! The museum deserves at least a couple of hours, but bring a coat - it gets chilly! Great little bit of history located in a beautiful harbor town.

Thank travelingwithtot
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"fishing industry"
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"salmon"
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"canning process"
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"original equipment"
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"gift shop"
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"local history"
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"production line"
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"canning factory"
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"hard life"
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"parks canada"
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"fish processing"
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"back in the day"
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"national historic site"
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"short film"
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is very unique to view a cannery like it just closed yesterday. The smells, displays, and great posters to explain the various points of interest and what occured at each station is easy to understand for all ages!

Thank Aviatorstarboy
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We hadn't planned on visiting the cannery when in Richmond for a whale tour but we were given free tickets and had some time to kill. We were in there about an hour or so for what was a surprisingly detailed and historic site. We enjoyed the talk on how the cannery used to work from the catching of the fish to the sealing of the cans. The machinery models of a 1930s cannery are good and it's clear to see how it was all used even if you do a self tour and not a free guided tour. Would have paid the entrance fee if it hadn't been free.

Thank MICAUK
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

A worthwhile exhibit about the fishing and canning industry of the Vancouver area. The factory is still in almost original condition, so it gives you a real sense of what it was like to work there.

Thank AnnfromToronto
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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.

Thank James_Davis
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