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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

  • 12138 Fourth Ave. Map It
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 05/04/2012

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At the mouth of the Fraser River, this cannery grew from a single salmon canning line in 1894 to the second-largest cannery in the province. Through the years, its fortunes rose and fell, 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 the B.C.'s fishing industry, and explore the heritage of the various ethnic groups who worked at the cannery. The cannery is located in the Richmond neighborhood of Steveston, where you can also explore the waterfront, stop for fish 'n' chips, or head out on a whale-watching excursion. Steveston 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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Sight Information

Address:

12138 Fourth Ave., Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 3J1, Canada

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Phone:

604-664–9009

Sight Details:

  • C$7.80
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 05/04/2012

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