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. See the tour schedules below, however please note that the schedules are subject to change.

Attention Cannery visitors! Cannery Summer Experience tours will not be available this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – August 11, 12, and 13. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Daily Tour Schedule from July 2-Sept 5:

10:00 amCannery People
10:30 amHerring Reduction
11:00 amMachine Demo
11hr Visite guidée
11:30 am Herring Reduction
1:30 pmTour TBA*
2:00 pm Cannery People
14hr 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. 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.

  • Cannery People: 10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm  
  • Herring Plant: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 3:30 pm & 4:30 pm  
  • Machine Demo: 11:00 am & 3:00 pm  
  • Visite guidée: 11hr & 14hr

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.