Summer Tours are Back – Revamped!

We are thrilled to announce that the Cannery Summer Experience tours are back! Now including a brand new tour that dives deeper into the experiences of the people who worked at the Canneries.

Visitors can join regularly scheduled guided tours and meet our costumed interpreters all summer until Labour Day, 2022. Tours will not be available July 1st, and July 2nd the schedule will change. Please see the current and upcoming schedules below.

Daily Tour Schedule from May 21-June 30:

10:00 amCannery People
11:00 amVisite guidée
11:30 amHerring Reduction
1:00 pmMachine Demo
2:00 pmCannery People
3:00 pmMachine Demo
3:30 pmHerring Reduction
4:00 pmCannery People

After June 30th, the schedule above will change. Registration not required, tours are first come, first serve. Tour scheduling is subject to change day-to-day. Please call ahead to confirm daily schedules: 604.664.9009.

Daily Tour Schedule from July 2-Sept 5:

10:00 amCannery People
10:30 amHerring Reduction
11:00 amMachine Demo
Visite guidée
11:30 am Herring Reduction
1:30 pmTour TBA*
2:00 pm Cannery People
Visite guidée
3:00 pm Machine Demo
3:30 pm Herring Reduction
4:00 pm Cannery People
4:30 pm Herring Reduction

*Will be decided on a daily basis. Please call ahead to confirm daily schedules: 604.664.9009.

  • Cannery People: 10:00, 2:00 & 4:00 
  • Herring Plant: 10:30, 11:30, 3:30 & 4:30 
  • Machine Demo: 11:00 & 3:00 
  • Visite guidée: 11:00 & 2:00 

Our Cannery Summer Experience tours have something for everyone! Learn about the history and resilience of the communities behind the canning line with Cannery People. For our history buffs, join us for the Machine Demo tour and watch a restored 1930s – 1950s era canning line in action, or learn about the importance of herring on the West Coast and how it was processed by the machines in our reduction plant on the Herring Reduction tour.

Learn more about the Cannery Summer Experience tours with a blog post from last summer, “Cannery Costumed Interpreters are Back,” featuring a Heritage Interpreter sharing the backstories of last year’s interpretive costumes.

Regular admission rates apply, Society Members are free.