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!