Explore the Stories of West Coast Fishing
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the largest commercial small-craft fishing port in Canada. Built in 1894, the Cannery was once the largest of its kind, and was known as the “Monster Cannery”. Today the Cannery is the last among more than 15 canneries that once stood on the Steveston waterfront. Now a National Historic Site, our exhibits showcase the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society cares for over 7,500 artifacts in two collections: one belonging to Parks Canada, and the other to the Society. For information about ordering and using images, research requests, or donating items to the collection, please contact Collections Manager Heidi Rampfl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-664-9007. Please note that requests and donation offers need time for processing; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Be sure to visit the Cannery Store that directly supports the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society. Brimful of unique souvenirs and tasty local treats, there is something for every visitor who walks through our doors.