Come see us at the Fairmont YVR!

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Got an early flight to catch? Waiting to pick someone up? Your spare time at YVR Airport just became more interesting: come to the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel and check out our newest exhibit! On display through the fall, we are pleased to offer visitors and locals alike a sneak peak at the best the . . . → Read More: Come see us at the Fairmont YVR!

Salmon Canning in WWI: Feeding the Troops (part 1 of 2)

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100 years ago, on August 4th, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, drawing Canada into the First World War. The ensuing conflict touched the lives of millions across Canada in ways big and small, and as such, gives us an opportunity to share some of its history with the public. In Canada, the West Coast . . . → Read More: Salmon Canning in WWI: Feeding the Troops (part 1 of 2)

114 Years Ago Today: Fraser River Strike Begins

Strikers marching through Steveston. Photo credit: LAC MIKAN #3299776

This Tuesday marks the 114th anniversary of the beginning of the 1900 Fraser River strike, a landmark date in the labour history of British Columbia’s fishing industry. The strike was notable not only for its duration (until the end of the month) or its vehemence (resulting in the imposition of martial law in Steveston), but . . . → Read More: 114 Years Ago Today: Fraser River Strike Begins

Workers of the World, Unite!

Solidarity On Ships and Shore (small)

A belated happy International Workers’ Day! We at the Cannery celebrated the day with the opening of our newest feature exhibit Solidary on Ships and Shore – Organizing the West Coast Fishing Industry. Our opening reception, one of our annual membership events, recognized our many generous sponsors and featured a performance by the aptly named . . . → Read More: Workers of the World, Unite!

Join us for Heritage Afloat!

Join us this weekend for an in-depth look at our current feature exhibit Ryoshi – Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast. Learn about the contributions of Japanese Canadians to the West Coast fishing industry both before and after World War II. Our volunteers will be leading special guided tours 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday in . . . → Read More: Join us for Heritage Afloat!

How to Fish the West Coast (and stay dry)

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It’s easy – just come to the Cannery to see the highlights of our Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest entries. Once you’ve had a leisurely, sea-sickness free amble through the exhibit, take a moment to vote for your favourite. Bonus: you won’t even smell like fish afterwards! On now, with regular admission to . . . → Read More: How to Fish the West Coast (and stay dry)

Ryoshi Opens at the Cannery – June 9th

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Steveston has long been the heart of the fishing industry in BC and it is therefore a fitting host for the exhibit Ryoshi – Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast. Opening to the public June 9 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the exhibit examines the many contributions Japanese Canadians have . . . → Read More: Ryoshi Opens at the Cannery – June 9th

Scrumptious Seafood: Prawn & Broccoli Stir-fry

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In honour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s Ryoshi exhibit opening and the tail end (no pun intended) of the spot prawn season, today’s recipe is a prawn and broccoli stir-fry from the Home Away From Home cookbook. Ryoshi, this year’s temporary exhibit, opening on June 9th, features the history of Japanese Canadian fisherman . . . → Read More: Scrumptious Seafood: Prawn & Broccoli Stir-fry

A day at the Nikkei – Ryoshi moves to the Cannery

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The Cannery staff have been hard at work over the past couple of days disassembling the Ryoshi exhibit at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby. The team of staff and volunteers have taken down panels, boxed artifacts, taken apart flooring, deconstructed exhibit features, and packed it ALL into trucks. Over two days we’ve transported three . . . → Read More: A day at the Nikkei – Ryoshi moves to the Cannery

Seafood for Thought exhibit – last two weeks

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Celebrate National Sustainable Seafood Day on Friday, May 3rd and visit the Cannery’s Seafood for Thought exhibit to learn more about how you can make positive changes for healthier oceans. This year’s temporary exhibit about fishing practices, sustainable seafood and making wise consumer choices, will be coming down within the next two weeks. If . . . → Read More: Seafood for Thought exhibit – last two weeks