Overview

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site’s school programs invite students to learn by doing. Using curriculum-directed content, students will participate in various activities to come to a greater understanding of concepts, of themselves, and of others. Students gain competencies in communicating their findings through interaction with guides, teachers, and peers. They gain understanding through observation and play, drawing their own conclusions through the exploration process.

School Programs

Sea to Me
Sea to Me

In this engaging  hands-on program, discover the steps to canning salmon through story-time and puzzles.

Save Our Salmon
Save Our Salmon

It is 1918, four years after the devastating rockslide at Hell’s Gate that blocked millions of Fraser River salmon from reaching their spawning grounds.

Machines at Work
Machines at Work

Students investigate how machines work together along a 1930s to 1950s salmon canning line, including a demonstration of the working machines.

Fishy Business
Fishy Business

Explore the relationship between people and the environment through the investigation of the West Coast fishing industry.

Cannery Stories
Cannery Stories

What was life like for the people who lived and worked in one of BC’s cannery towns?