One hundred years ago, along the BC coast, there were hundreds of canneries. Today, only a handful remain, either in the form of old wooden buildings decaying along their waterfronts or restored sites. There are fewer of the latter. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the North Pacific Cannery are unique among the few that have survived, and thus have been designated National Historic Sites by Parks Canada.
The North Pacific Cannery has recently received funding from the Parks Canada National Historic Site Cost-Sharing Program for further conservation work.
Through Parks Canada’s National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program, the Government of Canada is contributing up to $100,000 to support conservation work on highly threatened cultural resources within the North Pacific Cannery complex, including the reduction plant, reduction tank platform and working dock.
By building lasting relationships with the community groups that operate the sites and investing in them, ensures that they will continue to help support local economies and encourage more Canadians to explore and discover our national heritage.
These national historic sites are an important part of Canadian heritage as they commemorate the history and contributions of European, Asian and First Nations communities and the development of the West Coast fishing industry in Canada.
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