About the Program

What was life like for the people who lived and worked in one of BC’s cannery towns?  After a tour of our canning line exhibit, the cannery’s general store serves as the backdrop for a history mystery. Students will work in teams to discover the identity of six cannery workers.  Conversations with store clerks, documents, and artifact replicas provide the clues that reveal the personal story of these workers and highlight their treatment in BC’s fishing industry. 

Program Details

Grade Level 4-5
Duration 120 minutes
Available weekdays year-round
Fees $7.40 per student (including taxes)

What to Wear

The Cannery is a historical site built on top of water, and does not have indoor heating. Please dress warmly!  It can be very cool inside even when the temperature is pleasant outdoors.

Name Tags

The interpreters appreciate student name tags to help with asking questions, but this is not a requirement. 

How to Pay

• Payments are required on or by the day of the program.
• Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or a cheque (made out to the “Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society”) are accepted.
• We are unable to provide change for cheques, so please ensure that the totals are up to date.
• Please make sure to check in at the Front Desk to make your payment prior to the program.

Maximum Size

Up to 2 groups of 30 students at the same time. Please divide your group accordingly in advance of visit.

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