Youth Programs


The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site offers a variety of interactive youth programs and activities inside a unique heritage setting. Our guided programs offer kids of all ages an opportunity to explore, learn, share and have fun! Each program costs $7.40 per youth (min. 10), including taxes.

Day Camps / Out of School Care (ages 6 to 12)

Cannery Quest is a fun and interactive experience for youth 6 to 12. Stepping away from the traditional curriculum-based learning, this program includes: A Journey Through Time (15 minute film), a Canning Line tour, scavenger hunt and games. Students and youth will enjoy being immersed in and engaged by our rich history. (90 minutes)

English Language Learners-ELL (ages 8 to 17)

Visit a Parks Canada National Historic Site and learn about how canning salmon on Canada’s West Coast is an important part of our history. Students will learn about the salmon life-cycle, tour the historic salmon canning line, and learn about people who immigrated here from all over the world to work in this industry. Tours are interactive and can be adapted to various ages and English language levels.  (60-90 minutes)

Girl Guides

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic site is the perfect site to immerse your Unit in our local heritage, through interactive and thought-provoking program.  The site is conveniently located within a 20-minute transit ride to the Richmond Guide House. We can help develop your Unit’s Own activity towards a program area; the following programs are recommended based on age.  (60-90 minutes)



Girl Guides 


To book your program, please contact: tel 604.664.9234 or fill out the form below.

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    The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, still the largest commercial fishing port in Canada.  Built in 1894, the Cannery was one of the biggest of its time and was known as the “Monster Cannery”. Today the Cannery is the last among more than 15 canneries that occupied cannery row on the Steveston waterfront. Now a national historic site, exhibits showcase the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry.

    The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is a 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. Established in 1986, the Society boasts over 250 members and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

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