Follow the briny smell of the ocean and the echoing cry of seagulls to bustling Steveston village where the Fraser River flows into the Strait of Georgia. Here, the history of the West Coast fishery goes back thousands of years to the Aboriginal people, who later traded salmon with the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1830's.
By 1894, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was processing epic runs of BC salmon for export to Britain, quickly earning status as the largest cannery in BC. Learn about the evolving technology at this “Monster Cannery.” Become the skipper of a modern trawler in a replica wheelhouse.
Stand on a scale and find out how much your weight would be worth in salmon in 1952. Share photos of this wood-frame cannery that has appeared in the movie Twilight: Eclipse and on television in Once Upon A Time.