COVID-19 and your visit to Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is open and welcomes visitors in accordance with the Provincial Health Office’s current COVID-19 Guidelines.

The site has resumed all operations as informed by the advice of the Parks Canada, the BC Provincial Health Authority and WorkSafe BC. The Cannery Crew is working hard to ensure the safe conditions for our staff and visitors.

Here is some information to help you prepare for a visit to our site.

Hours of Operation:  Open daily 10am-5pm

Please call ahead (604.664.9009) or check the website for up-to-date information and details about Admission Fees.

Health and Safety Protocols (updated: April 8, 2022)

  • Hand sanitizing stations for the public at entry ways.
  • All staff interacting with visitors will wear non-medical face masks.
  • Closure of washrooms to the public (open limited facilities for visitors/customers only)
  • Control points of entry for workers, customers, and deliveries; public doors are designated for entry and exit.
  • Increased circulation of outdoor air by opening doors (weather permitting)
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols for high contact items in the museum and exhibits.
  • Staff are provided with appropriate supplies, such as soap and water, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, gloves and garbage bags, and sufficient washing facilities.
  • Staff are provided with proper PPE gear for cleaning and interacting in the workspace.

Your safety when visiting (updated: April 8, 2022)

  • As per the BC Provincial Health Authority, face masks are recommended but not required in indoor public spaces for people 5 years and older.
  • Practice proper hygiene as directed by health authorities.
  • Stay home if you are sick or if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Be self-sufficient by bringing your own clean trip kit, including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, and masks when recommended by health authorities.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and health recommendations.
  • Be kind and patient with each other. We are all in this together!

Face Masks (updated: April 8, 2022)

A non-medical mask or face covering is recommended but not required for people over 5 years old, when visiting indoor public spaces in BC. All staff and volunteers interacting with visitors will be wearing a non-medical mask.

Please treat people wearing masks with respect.

More Resources

Please check out our online and virtual experiences to learn about the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry from home.