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Richmond, Historic & Heritage Sites
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Yesterday morning we took a drive out to Steveston Village in Richmond to visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The cannery was in
operation from 1894 to 1979. It was known as the "Monster Cannery",
packing more than 2.5 million cans of salmon in 1897! In 1979 when they
ceased operations the owners literally locked the doors and walked
away. In 1988 (I think) restoration of the site began and can you
imagine the stink of almost 10 years of rotting herring and salmon?
Yuck! It's all clean now ... no stink at all ... and is a very
enjoyable visit! There are lots of exhibits ... moving parts for little
fingers ... and even a craft corner where kids can make their own
As usual, Steveston Village is always a treat! We wandered the
board walk, visited the boats selling their fish and shrimp on the dock,
and enjoyed fish & chips from Pajos while sitting dockside in the sunshine in easy chairs!