Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Richmond, British Columbia
National Trust Passport Place
12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond, BC, Canada
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Open daily 10am to 5pm
(604) 664-9009


The Gulf of Georgia Cannery honours the importance of Canada’s West Coast fishing history by sharing stories of the fishing industry and fishing communities through exhibitions, collections, and programs, and events.

Since the 1980s, the Society has worked in collaboration with Parks Canada to preserve the Cannery facility and is responsible for its interpretation through tours and educational programming, site promotion and regular maintenance.

In addition to operating the national historic site, the Society works to achieve its mission through other activities such as creating annual feature exhibitions related to fishing history and producing community events. In all activities, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is committed to working with the Steveston community to preserve its fishing heritage and local charm.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  • This cannery was nicknamed “The Monster Cannery” when it was first built, because it was the largest of its kind!
  • The historic cannery is built on 600 wood pilings right on top of the Fraser River. At high tide, you can often hear the waves lapping beneath the floor.
  • The Cannery’s new feature exhibit “Waves of Innovation: Stories from the West Coast” opened May 1st 2021, and features the stories of the diverse canning and fishing communities which were affected by changes and adaptation in their industries.


12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond, BC, Canada
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