There are lots of fun things for kids to do at the Cannery! What’s even better is that regular admission for kids 17 years and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult). Learn more about how your family can explore the massive historic building and the hands-on, interactive exhibits below.
Top 10 Fun Things for Kids to do at the Cannery:
- Explore the cannery as you complete the Xplorer activity booklet (for kids aged 6-11). Can you find all five items in the Cannery Worker scavenger hunt?
- Visit the Fish Wall in the Fishing the West Coast exhibit and learn about the marine life living in our local waters! Do not forget to pull the fish tails for fin-tastic surprises.
- Welcome aboard the Wheelhouse. Become the captain of a fishing boat as you navigate Steveston Harbour. Can you find a fisherman inside the boat?
- Go to the Fishing Methods touch screen and test your knowledge on ocean sustainability. Try to make the high score list!
- Imagine you’re a fisherman in 1894 rowing down the Fraser River in the “Cannery Roe” boat in the Waves of Innovation exhibit.
- Play, read, and strike a pose in the Cannery Kids Corner.
- Relax on the Parks Canada Red Chairs and enjoy the views of Steveston Harbour. Try to spot the different kinds of boats here.
- Use a peugh to sort fish at the receiving door! See how many fish you can sort in a minute. Then, take a journey down the Canning Line exhibit and learn how cannery workers canned salmon.
- When you enter the Herring Reduction Plant, try spotting the herring scales on the walls. Don’t forget to look up! Imagine how much herring would have had to been stacked up to reach the ceiling.
- Time for a movie! In Journey Through Time, watch Jenny, a young girl who is going on a class field trip to the Cannery, as she learns about her grandfather’s past as a fisherman.