There are lots of fun things for kids to do at the Cannery. What’s even better is that regular admission for kids 17 years and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult). Explore the massive historic building and the many hands-on, interactive exhibits.

Check out this list of fun things do for families and kids inside the Cannery:

  • Explore the cannery as you complete the Xplorer activity booklet (for kids aged 6-11). Can you find all five items in the Cannery Worker scavenger hunt?
  • Make a face at the Fish Wall and learn about the marine life living in our local waters! Do not forget to pull the fish tails for fin-tastic surprises.
  • Welcome aboard the Wheelhouse. Become the captain of a fishing boat as you navigate Steveston Harbour. See if you can find a fisherman inside the boat.
  • Go to the Fishing Methods touch screen and test your knowledge on ocean sustainability. Try to make the high score list!
  • Imagine you’re a fisherman in 1894 rowing down the Fraser River in the “Cannery Roe” boat in the Waves of Innovation exhibit.
  • Play, read, and strike a pose in the Cannery Kids Corner.
  • Relax on the Parks Canada Red Chairs and enjoy the views of Steveston Harbour. Try to spot the different kinds of boats here.
  • Use the peugh to sort fish at the receiving door! See how many fish you can sort in a minute. Then, take a journey down the canning line and learn how cannery workers canned salmon.
  • When you enter the herring reduction plant, try spotting the herring scales on the walls. Don’t forget to look up. Imagine how much herring would have had to been stacked up to reach the ceiling.
  • Time for a movie! Watch Jenny’s as she goes on Journey Through Time to see her grandfather’s past as a fisherman.
... and make a day of your visit with these Steveston things to do with families & kids.

Upcoming Events

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

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

Easter at the Cannery
April 15-April 17, 2022
Easter at the Cannery

Canada Day / Steveston Salmon Festival
July 01, 2022
Canada Day / Steveston Salmon Festival