Fodor's Expert Review Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Vancouver Family Fodor's Choice
Located at the mouth of the Fraser River in the historic fishing village of Steveston, this cannery grew from a single salmon canning line in 1894 to BC's biggest salmon cannery—with 2.5 million cans packed annually until the 1930s. Through the years, production was impacted by the landslide at Hells Gate, the onset of the Depression, and World War II, when much of its activities turned to canning herring for wartime consumption by troops and civilians. Designated a Federal Heritage site in 1987, the cannery now operates as a west coast fishing industry museum with ongoing interpretive programs and tours. You can check out the canning line, learn more about BC's fishing industry, and explore the heritage of the various ethnic groups who worked on-site. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a 35- to 40-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver; by public transit, take the Canada Line to Brighouse Station, then change to Bus 401, 402, or 407.
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12138 Fourth Ave.
Richmond, British Columbia  V7E 3J1, Canada


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Rate Includes: C$11.70, Daily 10–5

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