Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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

Located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the museum at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site presents the history of Canada's West Coast fishing industry.

Built in 1894, the Cannery echoes with memories of the days when it was the largest of its kind in British Columbia. Enjoy a guided tour or choose to self-guide 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 what was once known as the "monster cannery".

Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm. Check our website for admissions, special hours, and events.


  • The Canning Line - a restored salmon canning line exhibit
  • Herring Reduction Plant - exhibit of massive machinery involved in herring processing 
  • Fishing the West Coast Exhibit - outlines fishing methods, past and present
  • Ebb & Flow: Turning Points in the History of West Coast Fishing - 25 minute introductory film (available with French, Japanese and simplified Chinese subtitles)
  • The Cannery Store - our gift shop is stocked with west coast and maritime themed gifts
  • Steveston - historic fishing village with one of a kind shops and restaurants
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    • Mandarin
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  • Year Opened: 1994

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