Adult Programs

Adult Programs

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.

  • Herring Reduction Plant guided tour
  • Herring Reduction Plant guided tour
  • Canning Line guided tour

Site Tours

Canning Line
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.

To book your tour, please contact:  tel 604.664.9234 or fill out the form below.

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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, still the largest commercial fishing port in Canada.  Built in 1894, the Cannery was one of the biggest of its time and was known as the “Monster Cannery”. Today the Cannery is the last among more than 15 canneries that occupied cannery row on the Steveston waterfront. Now a national historic site, exhibits showcase the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is a non-profit society and registered charity responsible for the operation of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada on behalf of Parks Canada. Established in 1986, the Society has a membership of over 250 and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

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