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.

What's On

Waves of Innovation: Stories of the West Coast
Waves of Innovation: Stories of the West Coast

Discover how innovations in the fishing and canning industries affect our west coast communities.

Canning Line
Canning Line

Learn the fascinating history of salmon canning on the West Coast

Herring Reduction Plant
Herring Reduction Plant

Explore the massive machines that turned fish into gold

Fishing the West Coast
Fishing the West Coast

Explore the development of fishing on the West Coast

Collections

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 heidi.rampfl@gogcannery.org or 604-664-9007. Please note that requests and donation offers need time for processing; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Upcoming Events

Fish Tales Story Telling Workshop
June 04-June 05, 2022
Fish Tales Story Telling Workshop

Welcoming the Sun
June 18-June 18, 2022
Welcoming the Sun

Steveston Salmon Festival
June 25-July 01, 2022
Steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston Stories & Community Treasures
July 12-August 23, 2022
Steveston Stories & Community Treasures