The Cannery РIn the News

New Executive Director Takes the Lead at Gulf of Georgia Cannery (Richmond News, Oct. 11, 2018)
Steveston Tour Nets Tourism Richmond Scholarship (Richmond News, May 31, 2018)
Snorkeling with Salmon on Vancouver Island (Vacations & Travel Magazine, January 5, 2018)
How BC’s multicultural fishing industry shaped the province (Vancouver Is Awesome, May 17, 2017)
Cannery Society earns hall of fame entry (Richmond News, April 4, 2017)
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery on the lookout for fishy stories (Richmond News, January 27, 2017)
Women on the Homefront, on se retrousse les manches ! (La Source, December 6, 2016)
Cannery nets $4 million federal funding for restorations (Richmond News, November 16, 2016) 
Gulf of Georgia Cannery offers up haunting tales (Richmond News, October 26, 2016)
BC Canneries Net Results (BC Ferries onBoard Magazine May 2016)
Once Upon A Time 100th episode gala brings Hollywood glitz to Steveston (CBC Vancouver, February 2016)

Press Releases – by the Society

Multicultural Celebration -The Pull of the Net– April 29, 2019
The Haunted Sea – Halloween at Steveston’s Historic Cannery¬†– October 15, 2018
Steveston’s Winter Artisanal Market Opens October 21st  РOctober 9, 2018
Press Release New Executive Director РSeptember 26, 2018
New Film Now Showing Ebb & Flow June 5, 2018

For all Media inquiries, please contact:

Mimi Horita, Marketing & Visitor Services Manager
tel: 604.664.9006  email:

About Us

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is located in the fishing village of Steveston the largest commercial fishing port in Canada.¬†The Cannery was built in 1894 and until 1902, was known as the ‚ÄúMonster Cannery‚ÄĚ among more than 15 canneries that occupied cannery row on the Steveston waterfront. It is now a national historic site and home¬†to a museum presenting the history of Canada‚Äôs West Coast fishing industry.

Established in 1986, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is an independent non-profit society and registered charity responsible for the operation of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada on behalf of Parks Canada. Boasting over 250 members, the Society is governed by a board comprised of volunteer directors who bring together a wealth of expertise in community building, British Columbian history, heritage preservation, commercial fishing, business practice, education, and fundraising.

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