Trick or Treat: Salmon Style!

Just in time for Halloween, National Geographic reports that some scientists wear animal costumes to get closer to their research subjects. In BC, University of Victoria biologist Tom Reimchen and his students draped themselves in black and white fabric and waded into a fishing hole in the Great Bear rainforest. Why? To see if . . . → Read More: Trick or Treat: Salmon Style!

Washington Introduces ‘Salmon Cannon’

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, our neighbours just south of the border starting ‘firing’ salmon – to help them. Whoosh Innovations’ ‘Salmon Cannon’ helps salmon overcome made-made obstacles such as dams and circumvent low areas of low water caused by drought. Drought is the key issue here, as its ongoing presence . . . → Read More: Washington Introduces ‘Salmon Cannon’

A Paranormal Evening at the Cannery


Is it just chilly in the Cannery or are those chills down your spine? Staff are often asked if the Cannery is haunted, but we didn’t know for sure. Now there’s a chance to find out! This summer, Northern Paranormal Investigations conducted two over-night investigations at the Cannery. Join us for a presentation as . . . → Read More: A Paranormal Evening at the Cannery

Cannery Farmers’ Market starts Sunday!


The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is pleased to present the all-new Cannery Farmers’ Market, beginning this Sunday, October 5. Steveston’s own Miss BC, Taylor Scott will be here to cut our ribbon at 10am sharp to kick-off the market, which will be held every other Sunday until April 26 (check for all market . . . → Read More: Cannery Farmers’ Market starts Sunday!

Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest 2014


Fishing the West Coast, the Cannery’s annual photo contest, is now accepting entries! Send us your photos (maximum of 10 per person) taken in 2014 that relate to fishing or the Cannery. This year, the grand prize is $300 from G&F Financial Group! Photos may be submitted in either 8×10 prints (our preference), high-resolution . . . → Read More: Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest 2014

Slow Fish Mystery Chefs Dinner

Got an adventurous palate and a free evening on Saturday, September 27th? Check out the Chef’s Table Society’s Slow Fish Mystery Dinner at Granville Island’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. You’ll tour through the school’s eight professional teaching kitchens to sample sustainable and lesser-known local seafood delicacies. The chefs’ identities will be kept under wraps . . . → Read More: Slow Fish Mystery Chefs Dinner

Go snorkelling…with salmon!

Want to get up close and personal with BC’s best-known fish? If driving to the spawning grounds to take in the view is too tame for you, try donning a wetsuit and a snorkel and swimming amongst them. You’ll have to brave the icy waters of Campbell River, but, if Alexandra Gill’s adventure featured . . . → Read More: Go snorkelling…with salmon!

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

Which wine pairs with eel?

Tomorrow is officially the first day of summer and that means patio season. Get out your barbeque this weekend, go buy some fresh seafood and stock up on refreshments. If you’re wondering what to serve this summer, I recommend studying Jurgen Gothe’s advice in the Georgia Straight on rosé. Pink, pretty and certainly not sweet, . . . → Read More: Which wine pairs with eel?

What Am I? The Cleaning Station!

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We have given you lots of time to try and figure out this messy mystery, but the time has finally come to reveal our mystery item: it’s the cleaning station, also known as the “sliming tables”! You can probably see why this station earned that moniker, as it is one of the grimiest places . . . → Read More: What Am I? The Cleaning Station!