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There’s something fishy about the Easter fun at the Cannery

Lorraine Graves   Apr-18-2019

A fish in bunny ears and a host of special activities await at local National Historic site, Gulf of Georgia national historic site in Steveston.

Photo courtesy Gulf of Georgia Cannery


Looking for some Easter fun close to home? Go no further than the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery offers fun for kids of all ages. Long a part of Steveston, listen for the iconic whistle that signals the start and stop of lunch time for the community and then let’s you know when it’s 5 p.m. every day.

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While every day, there are drawers to open, things to play with, a fish boat to explore and a canning line to investigate, the museum offers extras over the upcoming long weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday April 19 to Sunday April 21, you will find daily drop-in Easter activities with a unique west-coast cannery theme.

Kids can join an Easter Salmon Scavenger Hunt inside the historic cannery. Once one of dozens, it is an example of one of the largest canneries in the Steveston area. The community worked hard to not only save the cannery but to make it a national historic site.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s Mimi Horita says, “A new hunt starts every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. Kids receive their Easter treats at the end of the hunt. Crafts, story-time, games, face-painting, and an “Upstream Obstacle Course” are offered throughout the day. The entire family will enjoy exploring the historic cannery, with hands-on interactive exhibits about Canada’s west coast fishing history.”

And, on your way out, don’t miss one of the most fascinating gift shops in town for an aquatic-themed gift or memento.

For more event information, click here.

Admission: Children (2-12 years) $4.90, Adults $3.90.

Or become a member of the society, either as an individual or a family, and enjoy a year of free admission.


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