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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
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+1 604-664-9009
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Historical site, worth the visit

I loved my tour of this cannery. It was so interesting and displayed well. The machines are there to look at and touch. A lot of great information. This is part of the history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved my tour of this cannery. It was so interesting and displayed well. The machines are there to look at and touch. A lot of great information. This is part of the history of our great province, so get out there and see it. You won't regret the time spent. Love the docks and the fishing boats nearby. Also... More 

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Thank Bev C
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this place on a cool January day. Its a great place to bring kids and learn about the history of the area, but it really is cold inside the museum due to it being above the river. The kids really enjoyed it and we will definitely return when the weather is warmer and with family and friends visiting.... More 

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

Dear Liz S, Thank you very much for the positive review of your recent visit to the Cannery. We're happy to hear that the kids enjoyed themselves enough to entice another visit during warmer weather. We look forward to your return! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been several times - as with all museums with a guide is best. Lots of things for all ages to touch. Gift store is full of neat stuff

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Williams Lake, B.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Steveston Cannery Museum December 27. The gift shop was unique, the Tour Guide was super knowledgeable and the exhibits very well organized.

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Thank George R
Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is literally an old abandoned fish cannery now set up as a museum. You can go on a self guided tour or go in a group with a guide. This is an old unheated drafty building so make sure to bring a warm coat. They also have a small gift shop on site. Its a long way out at... More 

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

Dear Unckebuck, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit to the Cannery. Your advice to dress warmly is greatly appreciated! Our historic structure is built over water, so it is often colder than outdoors. We do have extra jackets, should our guest wish to borrow them. As you have noted, we are a federal Parks... More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I will keep it brief: Pro: - A mini seafood galore for seafood enthusiast - Fisherman by shore offers fresh seafood Con: - out of the way - everything closes early

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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

got there at 430 so we didnt really have much time to see much since it closed at5, but what we saw was very informative and worth a visit again for the future

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Caledon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery was not a place we were aware of when we went to Steveston. We were looking for a recommended restaurant and sort of stumbled across it. Some of it is laid out like a museum but the rest is simply like walking through the cannery. We kept finding more sections to explore and although the... More 

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Bris Vegas, QLD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Cannery is a must see for anyone with an interest in the history of the Pacific NW/BC. As you walk through the building starting in the SW corner (make sure you look out to the trawlers moored nearby) you cannot help but picture each workstation in action back in the day. The mix of original equipment and interactive displays... More 

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Thank Box111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A bit of our West Coast history, very well presented. The last cannery on the coast. Exhibits very well prepared. Some AV displays. We had a guided tour, who gave us many insights on the cannery and its personnel. Well worth a visit.

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