About the Program

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. The low salmon stocks are threatening the  future of the fishing industry. In a mock commission, students will use their communication skills and  creative  thinking  to  save  our  salmon. The  1914  Hell’s  Gate  disaster  provides  an  example  of  the  complexities of natural resource management that is still relevant today.   

Program Details

Grade Level 6-8 (offered in English only)
Duration 120 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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