Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond
(4.5/5 based on 260+ 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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  • 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 museu...  more »
  • 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 nea...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
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  • Great for families. The history is amazing.
  • History at its finest. Very historic
  • Amazing place
  • 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.