Come to the Cannery during Spring Break for some historic fishy fun! Youth 17 and under enjoy free regular admission at all Parks Canada places (must be accompanied by an adult).
- Learn about Canada’s west coast fishing history with the whole family through the Cannery’s interactive exhibits.
- Kids 6-11 years old can pick up a Parks Canada Xplorer activity booklet filled with fun activities to help explore the spacious 55,000 square foot historic cannery.
- For little ones 5 and under, find fishy-themed toys, games, and dress-up inside the Cannery Kids’ Corner.
- See the canning lines come to life during the machine demos at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, when we turn on the equipment to show you how they work!
On weekdays from 12 to 3pm, in addition to the above, the Cannery will offer daily-themed activities suitable for kids ages 5-10 years old. Please note that this is not a day camp; kids are invited to participate accompanied by an adult guardian.
March 19 & 26 Monday:
The First Fishers – How First Nations communities have and continue to fish on the west coast.
March 20 & 27 Tuesday:
How We Catch Fish – Activities explore the different methods of fishing on the west coast.
March 21 & 28 Wednesday:
Fishy Business – Discover the stories behind the different workers involved in the west coast’s fishing and canning industry.
March 22 & 20 Thursday:
Sea to Me – Learn how salmon went from sea to can, and design your own original salmon can label!
March 23 Friday (March 30 is Easter at the Cannery):
Beneath the Waves – Discover the different types of fish and marine life that have been fished commercially in the waters of the BC coast.