Gulf of Georgia Cannery Richmond
Where are we going today?
There is SO much history across Canada, and when in Richmond, it's no different - and at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, you can read what happened right under your feet!
At the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, there are a host of exhibits and artifacts that can allow history to come to life. The whole family can explore the rise of the West Coast fishing industry, in the very colorful village of Stevenson.
Did you know there were an incredible amount of skilled multicultural workers who kept everything moving? They kept the salmon canning lines, as well as a herring reduction plant, going through even the hardest of times!
If you have budding fisherman in the family, they can learn all about the fishing methods, from using the net, right through to the can!
The best way to explore the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a self-guided tour. You can move at your own pace, and stay at the exhibits that fascinate you the most. You can hear fish tales through photos, recordings, and even fun interactive displays.
Even the building itself it worth spending time looking at, with it's walls dating from 1894! It's been a landmark for fisherman, and it commemorates the fishing industry itself.
C'mon kids, history is waiting to be explored! There is so much to learn, and you never know what might surprise you - so let's get FISHING!
How much does it cost?
- Children$3.90 (Ages 6-16)
When can we go?
10am - 5pm daily
Closed Feb 19/20, Nov 11, Dec 24,25,26, & Jan 1
They offer schools a rate for $3.90 per student, and it's a great way for kids to learn about local history! Allow up to 1.5 hours for your visit.
It's a great idea to grab something in the local area before you head on over!.
Need a little extra help?
Great effort has been made to accommodate wheelchairs, with automatic doors and disabled parking. There are audio stations throughout too. Speak to staff about any questions you may have.
Can I get one of those?
The Cannery Store is FILLED with souvenirs and treasures, with gifts, books, cards, photos, and so many historic and fun things to take home!.
What people are saying?
by Joseph Neely
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.
by Humna Haseeb
by Angelo Lu
Only complaint: tad bit chilly inside.
by joe nguyen
by garnet adams