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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Recurring weekly on Friday until August 31, 2018

The Cannery's outdoor summer evening concert series returns from July 13 to August 31. every Friday night at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6pm). Each week will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk and more! Admission is $7. July 13 Wayward Hearts – Alt. Country July 20 Halifax Wharf Rats – Maritime Folk July 27 Rock Line - The best of Brit Rock from the 50's and 60's August 3 Beauty Shop Dolls – Vintage Vocal Trio August 10 Irish Wakers –… more