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. 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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  • A tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a wonderful learning experience. It reminded me of the days that I worked during the summer months at Imperial Cannery (at the foot of Gore Avenue in Vancouver...  more »
  • If you want to know how hard life could be for the working guy or gal years ago, this is the place. Salmon was canned here for nearly a century, and all the machinery remains. A guide took us through ...  more »
  • This is a former cannery which is now a museum. It was free to visit (this is Canada's anniversary so admission was free this year). All the old machinery is still there and the process of handling th...  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!
  • 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.
  • An interesting look at a cannery from the inside. Young kids might find it kind of neat or not LOL
  • Who would think an old fish cannery would be interesting? I had no idea what it was going to be like, but it was really cool. It gives a good history of that industry and parts of BC history as well. It's a big place, so it's easy to spend a few hours.
  • We have a membership, as it's a great place to take the kids to be inside on a rainy day. And of course it's nice to visit the Easter Salmon.