Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

  • 12138 4th Ave
  • Richmond, BC V7E 3J1
  • Phone: 604.664.9009
Operating Status: OPEN

Located on the banks of the mighty Fraser River, in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is a dynamic museum, full of sounds, images and artifacts waiting to be explored. Built in 1894, the Cannery echoes with memories of the days when it was the largest of its kind in British Columbia. Today it commemorates the history of Canada's West Coast fishing industry. Enjoy a guided tour or choose to self-guide through the facility at your leisure. Interactive exhibits bring to life the machines that once churned out millions of cans of salmon. A walk through its history will bring you face to face with the Chinese, Japanese, First Nations and European fishermen and plant workers who toiled long hours, side by side, to keep up with the mountains of sockeye processed in the "monster cannery". Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm.


Ebb & Flow: Turning Points in the History of West Coast Fishing - 25 minute introductory film
The Canning Line - a restored salmon canning line Herring Reduction Plant - massive machinery involved in herring processing
The Cannery Store - our gift shop is stocked with fishing and maritime themed gifts
Fishing the West Coast Exhibit - outlines various fishing methods
Steveston - historic fishing village with many tempting shops and restaurants

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    • French
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
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  • Year Opened: 1994

May 1, 2021 - April 15, 2022

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site's feature exhibit, Waves of Innovation: Stories from the West Coast, features stories of adaptations and innovations in the commercial fishing industry and their effects on west coast communities. Four key areas of innovation will be highlighted - energy, fishing, preservation, and innovations of today. Quotes from the diverse fishing communities and examples of artifacts from each area of innovation will be featured, alongside interactive displays which will help… more

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