Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond

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History Museum Historic Site
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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  • This is a great place for kids of any age. Lots of interactive displays, great historical photos, knowledgeable guides and lots to see. If you have a small child they may be freaked out by the wax dum...  more »
  • It's educational to see how salmon were processed for canning. You can find out how much you are worth if you are a salmon by standing on the scale !  more »
  • This place is amazing, in a beautiful ancient barn like building which will take you to back in life. Has amazing gifts and is surrounded by lots of good eating places, whether just be for coffee, a m...  more »
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  • A fun adventure for the family. During Canada's 150 birthday year it's free entry! It's in beautiful historic steveston village. Go for a scenic walk along the boardwalk and check out the local fair. There is a farmer's market within the cannery on Sundays!
  • Awesome museum displaying the history of salmon cannery during its booming in the first decades of previous century. Very interesting and knowledgeable.
  • Lots of history. Interesting for kids as well as adults. Free admission this year too.
  • Excellent place to learn about the process of industrializing salmon and herring. Beautiful displays and super friendly staff. This is a place not to be missed when visiting charming Steveston Village.
  • Always fun to poke around in here. Plus it's in beautiful Steveston, a great place to walk around!

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