Experience the stories of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry and learn about the significance of the canning industry and the village of Steveston. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site’s group programs include guided tours of the historic salmon canning line and a lesson on the technology and the people who worked in this booming industry at the turn of the 20th century. Groups both local and from afar will enjoy exploring their connections to our West Coast fishing history.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site’s school programs invite students to learn by doing. Using curriculum directed content, students participate in various activities to come to a greater understanding of concepts, of themselves, and of others. Students gain competencies in communicating their findings through interaction with guides, teachers, and peers. They gain understanding through observation and play, drawing their own conclusions through the exploration process.
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?
Explore our Resources page, which includes links to our Digital Museums of Canada exhibit, children’s activities and My Monster Cannery picture book, teachers’ resources, and a link to our museum introductory film Ebb and Flow.