As with all Parks Canada visitor sites, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is open with limited capacity. All group bookings and in-person programs are cancelled until further notice. 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.

Exterior view of historic cannery building from walkway.

Overview

  • Programs are delivered both in French and in English
  • Programs and tours are offered on weekdays throughout the year. 
  • Students will be visiting a historic cannery. The programs are held indoors, but the temperature will be similar to the temperature outdoors. 
  • Admission is $7.40 (2021 rate) per student, taxes included. A minimum of 10 participants is required per program. Receive a 20% discount off your class’ second program when two programs are booked for the same class, on the same day. 
  • Free parking and an indoor lunch space (up to 50 people) are offered.
  • Our programs can be customized to meet your grade level and learning objectives.  
  • Teachers can preview the site for free! Present your teacher ID to receive one free admission and to learn more about our programs (not applicable during Special Events). 

School Programs

Cannery Stories (G4-5)
Cannery Stories (G4-5)

What was  life like for the people who lived and worked in one of BC’s cannery towns?

Fishy Business (G2-3)
Fishy Business (G2-3)

Explore the relationship between people and the environment through the investigation of the West Coast fishing industry.

Machines at Work (G5)
Machines at Work (G5)

Students investigate how machines work together along a 1930s to 1950s salmon canning line, including a demonstration of the working machines.

Save the Salmon (G6-8)
Save the Salmon (G6-8)

It is 1918, four years after the devastating rockslide at Hell’s Gate that blocked millions of Fraser River salmon from reaching their spawning grounds.

Sea to Me (K-G1)
Sea to Me (K-G1)

In this engaging  hands-on program, discover the steps to canning salmon through story-time and puzzles.

Discovery Tour (G4-12)
Discovery Tour (G4-12)

Overview of the historic cannery, including introductory film and machine demo.

Salmon People (G3-5)
Salmon People (G3-5)

Explore how Indigenous fishers' skills and expertise contributed to the West Coast fishing industry.

Online - Machines at Work (G4-6)
Online – Machines at Work (G4-6)

Virtual field trip on simple machines and their role in the salmon canning industry on Canada's west coast.