Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Address12138 Fourth Ave.
Richmond, British Columbia
General ContactKaren Lee
Public Programs Manager
|Registration Methods||Phone, E-Mail|
|Payment Methods||Cash, Cheque, Interac, VISA|
|Cancellation Policy||72 hours notice required.|
|Deposit Comment||Payment is required upon arrival and can be made by cheque, Visa, or Mastercard.|
|Other Registration Info||Please include program grade level, number of students, and fax number in your message. Bookings are tentative until you have been sent confirmation. The delivery of most of our programs is limited to a single class. Two programs can be delivered simultaneously to accommodate larger bookings.|
|Title||Visitor Services Coordinator|
|Title||Visitor Services Coordinator|
Our Field Trips
What is ocean-friendly seafood? The world ocean is a precious resource that is affected by climate change, fishing, pollution, and habitat destruction. Using drama techniques, students analyze the marine food web and compare fishing methods to find the best choices available for themselves and their families.
Looking for a unique way to bring Canada's social history to life? This 90-minute walking tour begins at the Cannery and weaves its way through a century of laughter and hardship in Steveston. Return to the raucous heyday of the fishing village, hear tales of shady characters, and uncover the hidden lives of cannery workers and fishermen.
Try your hand at peughing a salmon at the receiving dock and follow its journey from fishing net to airtight can. See the fish scales that still cover the walls and learn about the lives of the people who worked on the line 12 hours a day. On the herring reduction plant tour, students will find machinery that was adapted from other industries including dairy, wine, and pulp and paper. The 20-minute film "Journey Through Time" is a perfect introduction to the history of the Cannery and BC's fishing history for all ages.
Industrial sites have a long history as inspiration for the visual arts. using our interactive DVD in the classroom, students are introduced to the rewards of exploring an industrial or historic site with an artist's eye. The Cannery becomes a venue for sketches and photographs leading to art that is relevant in our modern industrial world. Artwork created for this program will be displayed in a travelling exhibit at the Cannery and at Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site.
How is the history of fishing linked to today's fishing industry? Drama techniques are used to immerse students in B.C.'s fishing history both past and present. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources, engage in debate, and participate in a fishing simulation.
Based on the children's book My Monster Cannery, this interdisciplinary resource kit uses music, rhythmic movement, and song to develop language skills and to enhance historical understanding. Students will respond to texts, perform tableaux and take on the mantle of the expert.
Long before the development of canneries, Aboriginal people fished along the banks of the Fraser River, including at the site of present-day Steveston. Using object-based inquiry, students explore the significance of fish and compare fishing and preservation methods.
Peugh, slime, patch and clinch. Students will explore the salmon-canning process over the decades through anexploration of our dynamic, 4000 sq. ft. Canning Line Exhibit. Cannery Quest encourages students to work cooperatively and builds on reading comprehension and research skills.
Through the design of their own compound machine and a close up look at a real canning line in action, students will gain a greater understanding of the science of forces and simple machines. Students will engage in hands-on activities and analyze art work and film.
Engage your students in a lively conversation about the salmon life cycle through interactive hands-on activities that explore the journey of an Adams River sockeye. Students will make shadow puppets and perform skits on related themes.
What was life like for the people who lived and worked in one of BC's cannery towns? The Cannery's general store serves as the backdrop for a detective game. Students will work in teams to discover the identity of six cannery workers. Conversations with the store clerks, access to primary sources and artifact replicas provide the clues that will reveal the personal story of these workers and bring the multicultural history of BC's fishing industry to life.
Fish and fishing are a part of the historic fabric of Steveston and other B.C. coastal communities. After an introduction highlighting the importance of water & fish in B.C., students are led on an interactive tour of the Fishing the West Coast exhibit which compares fishing 100 years ago with contemporary fishing methods. Students will also explore the 3-dimensional fish wall, share information about commercial fish species and finish up with a fishing artifact discovery game.
A unique museum program designed to assist French as a second language teachers bring the French language to life outside the classroom. Using simple sentences and lots of visual props, students are led on a guided tour of the Cannery in French. Get ready to roll your "r"s!