Two halibut fishing hooks made of wood and bone

About the Program

Important notice: Our Salmon People program is at capacity for bookings this Spring 2024 season. We look forward to reopening bookings of this program for the 2024-2025 school year.

Indigenous people have fished along the banks of the Fraser River since time immemorial. Using object-based inquiry, students will investigate replica fishing tools and discuss fishing techniques.  This program surveys how First Nations’ skills and expertise contributed to the West Coast fishing industry. 

Program Details

Grade Level 3-5
Duration 90 minutes
Available weekdays year-round
Fees $7.75 per student (including taxes)

What to Wear

The Cannery is a historical site built on top of water, and does not have indoor heating. Please dress warmly!  It can be very cool inside even when the temperature is pleasant outdoors.

Name Tags

The interpreters appreciate student name tags to help with asking questions, but this is not a requirement. 

How to Pay

• Payments are required on or by the day of the program.
• Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or a cheque (made out to the “Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society”) are accepted.
• We are unable to provide change for cheques, so please ensure that the totals are up to date.
• Please make sure to check in at the Front Desk to make your payment prior to the program.

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