Adult groups are encouraged to book site tours or gallery talks. Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted admission rate of $6.60 per person (tax included). Tours and talks may be available to the general public on a drop in basis; call our Front Desk 604-664-9009 to find out the daily schedule of tours.
Among the clatter and hum of antique machines in the Canning Line Exhibit, stories of rivers running red with sockeye come alive. 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 discover the personal stories of cannery workers who toiled amidst the steam, noise, and drafty river air.
Herring Reduction Plant
After the discontinuation of canning, operation as a Herring Reduction Plant kept the Gulf of Georgia Cannery just as active. Though it too came to close by 1979 due to a modernization and centralization of operations, for many pungent years, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery thrived by reducing herring into dried meal and fish oil. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this 6500 sq. ft. exhibit – all machines left as they stood in the latter half of the 20th century.
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