Explore the Stories of West Coast Fishing

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the largest commercial small-craft fishing port in Canada. Built in 1894, the Cannery was once the largest of its kind, and was known as the “Monster Cannery”. Today the Cannery is the last among more than 15 canneries that once stood on the Steveston waterfront. Now a national historic site, our exhibits showcase the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry.

What's On

Waves of Innovation: Stories of the West Coast
Waves of Innovation: Stories of the West Coast

Discover how innovations in the fishing and canning industries affect our west coast communities.

Canning Line
Canning Line

Learn the fascinating history of salmon canning on the West Coast

Herring Reduction Plant
Herring Reduction Plant

Explore the massive machines that turned fish into gold

Fishing the West Coast
Fishing the West Coast

Explore the development of fishing on the West Coast

Collections

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society cares for over 7,500 artifacts in two collections: one belonging to Parks Canada, and the other to the Society. For information about ordering and using images, research requests, or donating items to the collection, please contact Collections Manager Heidi Rampfl at heidi.rampfl@gogcannery.org or 604-664-9007. Please note that requests and donation offers need time for processing; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Upcoming Events

Halloween / The Haunted Sea
October 02-October 31, 2021
Halloween / The Haunted Sea

River's End Fisher Poets
October 02, 2021
River's End Fisher Poets

"Sisu" short-film screening
October 16, 2021
"Sisu" short-film screening

Steveston Festival of Trees
December 01-December 31, 2021
Steveston Festival of Trees