The Canning Line

Discover the stories of the people who worked in the canneries along BC’s west coast from the late 1800s to early 1900s, and learn about the history of the salmon canning process.

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Stories of mountains of sockeye come alive among the clatter and hum of machines in the Canning Line Exhibit. Encompassing over 4000 sq. ft., this interactive, multi-media exhibit demonstrates the process of salmon canning on a 1930s – 1950s era canning line. Take a guided tour along the line and uncover the personal stories of cannery workers who worked amidst the steam, noise, and odours of fish slime and machine oil.

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