Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond

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4.6/5 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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  • I started my visit here by doing the self-guided tour but then was lucky enough to join a guided tour, which was much better. The young guide was very informative and interesting, brought the lives of...  read more »
  • The guided tour will show you around the ex-canning factory. The process of the canning salmon were also shown. 
  • this place has a story of the past to tell, interesting to read and see all the exhibits and expand your knowledge of the immigrant Chinese/Japanese, who struggled to survive when the railways were bu...  read more »
  • Great for families. The history is amazing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice museum. They've done a great job remaking a time specific atmosphere here.
  • I went with my class, it taught me a lot of things and it was very cool
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