GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY
NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
12138 Fourth Avenue
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Hours: April, May, October (opening April 5): Thursday through Monday, 10 am - 5 pm; June, September: DAILY, 10 am - 5 pm; July, August: DAILY, 10 am to 6 pm. Group rates and bookings are available in advance.
Since its construction in 1894, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery has been a landmark for fishermen. This historic site commemorates Canada's West Coast fishing industry. It has been used as a cannery, reduction plant, and net loft. The Cannery is a complex of buildings constructed between 1894 and 1964. They include the main cannery building, ice house, vitamin oil shed, drum storage shed, watchman's house and lead foundry. The artifact collection comprises approximately 10,000 objects relating primarily to salmon, herring and halibut fisheries. The exhibit area is open daily for visitors to learn more about the history of the West Coast fishing industry. There is also a Kids' Activity Area, and salmon fry fish tank.