Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

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

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.


  • "Journey Through Time" - an introductory film on the fishing industry
  • 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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  • Year Opened: 1994
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    • French
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
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Steveston’s winter food and artisan market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site , features locally baked, grown, caught, and crafted products, seasonal events and activities for all ages, and performances by home-grown musicians and entertainers. Operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, the market also features community organizations for special in-market events – new this year is a partnership with the Richmond Food Security Society , which will present a series of Food Skills… more