Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Ever wonder how salmon gets from the ocean to your sandwich? Step into the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and watch the whole process unfold before your eyes.


From Salmon to Sandwich

Fishing is an important part of the heritage of British Columbia. And all that fish has to be processed for consumption by the rest of Canada. At the Cannery you'll see how the fish arrived in one piece and ended up in pieces in the cans. Back in 1894, it was hard work for the cannery employees who worked 12 hour days. And smelly too! You'll also learn how herring, a quite small fish, were turned into fish meal and fish oil. It's a long road from the ocean to the table.

How much time will I need?

  • About 1 hour

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed; just make sure to have your camera.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes

When's the best time to do this?

  • Early February to late October


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