Gulf of Georgia Cannery & Steveston Marina


One of the truly unique museums in Canada is the “Gulf of Georgia Cannery”, located on the waterfront in picturesque Steveston village in Richmond.  Once a major thriving fish packing plant, this Cannery and its interpretative centre is now a National Historic Site. Built in 1894, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest of its kind on the west coast.

For photographers, there are many opportunities to experiment with variable light angles and shadows coming through the windows in the Cannery, striking historic machinery. Interpretative plaques illustrate the history of the canning process.  In addition, part of the building itself is 125 years old. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society cares for over 7,500 artifacts in two collections, one belonging to Parks Canada, and the other to the Society.  

Adjacent to the cannery is a working fisheries marina, with a wide variety of colourful boats in this Fraser River Port.




Date: Saturday – 4 December 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Location:  Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond BC, V7E 3J1.  This is located in the heart of the Village of Steveston.

The Cannery opens at 10:00 am.  It is a well ventilated space (“Drafty”), so a sweater, or warm coat is recommended.  According to the website, a vaccine passport is not required to enter the site at this time, however, a series of normal COVID protocols are recommended.

Admission Fee: Adults $11.90, Seniors (+65) $10.20.

Transit:  There are multiple bus routes connecting various parts of the lower mainland to Steveston.

Parking:  Immediately adjacent to the Cannery, public parking is available.


COVID 19 Protocol for New Westminster Photography Club Outings 2021-22

The NWPC schedules outings as it has done in the past.  While we hope and anticipate that most participants will be fully vaccinated, we cannot guarantee that our participants, or others we may interact with during the outings, will all be fully vaccinated.  Nor can we guarantee that full vaccination will provide 100% protection for participants. You are asked to monitor for your own safety at all times by bringing a mask and maintaining social distancing when you believe it is appropriate.

We take your health and safety very seriously and want to ensure our outings are safe for everyone.  We are following BC Public Health recommendations.

Please respect our guidelines:

  1. We will be collecting contact tracing information at each event. Please cooperate by giving the coordinator your name and contact information.
  2. Be prepared, bring a mask and hand sanitizer. Masks will be required for all indoor spaces.
  3. Maintain a physical distance of 2 meters/ 6 feet. If you come closer together than that, please wear your masks.
  4. While some participants may choose to meet for coffee/lunch after the event, NWPC will not be hosting a get-together at the end of the outing.
  5. Please, do not attend if you are feeling unwell in any way.