Serious Sockeye Strategy

So you know that there’s fresh sockeye salmon for sale, you figure it’s time to buy some…and then what? How do you choose it? Prepare it? Store it? It’s best to get your advice from an expert. Scott Moorehead of Granville Island’s Longliner Seafood was recently interviewed on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition . . . → Read More: Serious Sockeye Strategy

Salmon Canning in WWI: Defending the Coast (part 2 of 2)

The "Holly Leaf." GOG Collection 1997.058.001

This Monday marks the centenary of Canada’s entry into World War I. In remembrance of this anniversary, we are sharing some of the history of the involvement of B.C.’s salmon canneries during the war. Part one of this blog post can be found here: Salmon Canning in WWI: Feeding the Troops (part 1 of 2). . . . → Read More: Salmon Canning in WWI: Defending the Coast (part 2 of 2)

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

Source: GOG Collection G2001.032.064

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)

Try our Salmon Taste Challenge this summer!

Can A or Can B? Which do you prefer?

The Salmon Taste Challenge at the Cannery is now in full swing! Just like another famous ‘soda pop’ Taste Challenge, visitors are invited to taste two different species of canned salmon, and then select their preference. Over the past four weekends, we have conducted over 25 blind tastings with more than 250 participants! Throughout . . . → Read More: Try our Salmon Taste Challenge this summer!

Summertime “Fish Tales” at the Cannery

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Have you ever considered a career as a fisherman? Whichever side of the boat you’re on, Ralph Turner, a commercial fisherman during his high school and university years, shared his amazing experiences with us on July 12 as part of our summer “Fish Tales” fishermen demo and talks series at the Gulf of Georgia . . . → Read More: Summertime “Fish Tales” at the Cannery

“Mussels in Love” screens at the Cannery

Food and film are a natural pairing. Both capture the senses as well as the imagination. The Screen Bites program of the 2014 Your Kontinent Film & Media Arts Festival is taking the food + film experience to the next level. Get immersed into a culinary cinema screening of “Mussels in Love” (original title . . . → Read More: “Mussels in Love” screens at the Cannery

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

Fraser River Sockeye Predictions: Better safe than sorry?

This summer’s Fraser River Sockeye run could be the largest in recorded history. Then again, maybe not. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has forecast a run with a low of 7.3 million and a high of 72.5 million salmon, with a prediction of 23 million for planning purposes. After a disastrous 2009 run, . . . → Read More: Fraser River Sockeye Predictions: Better safe than sorry?

Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiled

Members of the Nikkei Fishermen

A new plaque commemorating the families of B.C. Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) fishermen and their contributions to the Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Challenge, was unveiled on Saturday May 24 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The plaque will be on permanent display in the front lobby of the Cannery, to recognize the generous . . . → Read More: Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiled

Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiling

Photo of 2013 Ryoshi exhibit at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

The unveiling of a new plaque commemorating the families of B.C. Nikkei fishermen for the Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Challenge, will be held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on May 24 at 2pm. The Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Challenge was initiated to raise funds to support the preservation of Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) . . . → Read More: Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiling