Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond

(4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, a former leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia, today is a National Historic Site that houses a fishing museum. The museum boasts interactive exhibits and videos to explain the cannery's historical role. Learn how the massive production allowed owners to employ a huge range of people including Chinese, Japanese, and Europeans in the early 1900s. Guided tours are offered in French or English. Use our Richmond vacation planner to visit Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on your trip to Richmond, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • For 150 years history of Canada, this caneray site is more 120 years. It's has lots story inside. Richmondite first war veteran Edgar Samuel Turnill was a canner here before he joined the 2nd Canadian...  more »
  • An important page in the story that is rarely told is waiting for you. A nice home, a well preserved site and a very nice gift shop where you can even buy your canned salmon and seafood favorite.
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  • We went to the cannery museum after finding that this was a bustling, busy cannery back in its day. They had documentation about the processes, machines on display that were used for both herring and ...  more »
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  • Great for families. The history is amazing.
  • History at its finest. Very historic
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  • Great Place. It gives a really good idea of what life in Steveston was like before the current age. The displays are well done and there is lot information to read. The gift shop is also very large and well stocked for a historic site of this size. They have also worked hard to include some things to keep the kids interested. There is also a lot of interesting machinery to look at for the adults with many displays.
  • It's really a great place to learn about the history of Steveston as a center of the cannery and fishing business. It's worth the entrance fee and you'll learn and experience a lot. Tip: It's cold inside so make sure you're prepared for that.