Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site by using our Richmond travel route planning app .
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  • we have been to this museum a few times... it’s not a bad museum if you’ve never been, but it doesn’t change much over the years... so, seeing once is probably enough.  more »
  • Nice to be there as it's good for social project - family or school field trip. Even go in summer or dress up warm with gloves and warm hat. No heater inside so it's so cold when you spend an hour or ...  more »
  • Nice place to go all year round. We learnt a lot about the cannery and workers. Wear a warm coat in winter as it's not heated inside. We had a great guide who was very informative about the cannery an...  more »
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  • A fun knowledgeable place. My son and I had a blast, from snagging the fish and dumping them into the bins to walk through the whole canning process. Super friendly and wise volunteers make this historic place well worth the visit. Located in Steveston, just moments a away from the heart of the village. So much food, coffee/tea and ice cream choices makes it quite an enjoyable get away for the day! The museum is right in the water so do bring a jacket, it can get quite chilly in there. If you plan on walking around village the wind off the water is again chilly. Come prepared
  • Cool original building. Also Sunday farmers market twice a month. Great history display on salmon fishing in BC.
  • Interesting place to visit. Admission was free this year because of Canada 150, but if you pay a little for the guided tour the tour guide will explain the cannery better. Many interesting artifacts and a good place to visit overall. The museum shows the history of canneries in British Columbia, as well as the working conditions of workers at the cannery.
  • The place shows part of steveston history in industry. It's perfect for kids to learn & have fun. It displays the info & facts in a different ways, like puzzels, audio & visual aids
  • Amazing Historical Site!!! Beautifully preserved. We were at the sunday farmers market as the hot dog vendors "O'Canadawg" and we had so much fun!!!!
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