As with all Parks Canada visitor sites, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is open with limited capacity. Please contact our Education Programs Coordinator by email or phone (604.664.9234) to discuss what options we may safely offer to suit your needs. Please note that we require at least two weeks’ notice to arrange bookings.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site offers a variety of interactive youth programs and activities inside a unique heritage setting. Our guided programs offer kids of all ages an opportunity to explore, learn, share and have fun! Each program costs $7.75 per youth (min. 10), including taxes.
Day Camps / Out of School Care (ages 6 to 12)
Cannery Quest is a fun and interactive experience for youth 6 to 12. Stepping away from the traditional curriculum-based learning, this program includes: A Journey Through Time (15 minute film), a Canning Line tour, scavenger hunt and games. Students and youth will enjoy being immersed in and engaged by our rich history. (90 minutes)
English Language Learners-ELL (ages 8 to 17)
Visit a Parks Canada National Historic Site and learn about how canning salmon on Canada’s West Coast is an important part of our history. Students will learn about the salmon life-cycle, tour the historic salmon canning line, and learn about people who immigrated here from all over the world to work in this industry. Tours are interactive and can be adapted to various ages and English language levels. (60-90 minutes)
A visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is the perfect outing to immerse your Unit in our local heritage, through an interactive and thought-provoking program. The site is conveniently located within a 20-minute transit ride to the Richmond Guide House. We can help develop your Unit’s own activity towards a program area; the following programs are recommended based on age. (60-90 minutes)
Would you like to learn more about the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site or Canada’s west coast fishing history before you visit? Here are a collection of our resources, including our virtual museum exhibit, children’s activities and “My Monster Cannery” picture book, teachers’ resources, and a link to our museum introductory film “Ebb and Flow”.
For more information on further resources, please contact us by email or by phone: 604.664.9009.