2017 Calendar of events
April 23, November & December dates TBA
Cannery Farmers’ Market
Held indoors in the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, this winter market offers visitors the chance to wander among tables featuring local produce, baked goods, preserves and handcrafted items. Check for details on www.canneryfarmersmarket.org
May 6 - Spring 2019
Feature Exhibit "The Pull of the Net: Commercial Fishing in Canada"
The Cannery's feature exhibit for Canada's 150th tells the story of the people, places, and achievements of the commercial cod and salmon fishing industries on the east and west coasts. These two fish illustrate the importance fishing has had over the past 500 years in developing Canada’s national boundaries, serving as an economic driver and helping shape the cultural identity of what we call Canada today.
Pull of the Net: a multicultural celebration
A free, family-friendly one-day event to celebrate the multiculturalism of the West Coast fishing industry and the opening of our new feature exhibit, "The Pull of the Net: Commercial Fishing in Canada”. Highlights of the event include performances starting at every hour (lion dancers, traditional Salish song and dance, Japanese Taiko drummers, Canadian maritime music, and Scottish bag piping), short films, workshops, demonstrations, and food tastings, representing the many cultures from our community.
Canada Day at the Cannery / Steveston Salmon Festival
Free Admission. Join in the fun during the Canada Day Parade and Steveston Salmon Festival.
July 7 - August 25, Fridays
Music Nights at the Cannery
Join us every Friday evening for our popular outdoor summer concert series. A wide range of musical tastes will be represented. The concerts will be held inside the Cannery in case of rain. Admission: $7
Pirates at the Cannery
To celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, the Shady Isle Pirates take over the Cannery with pirate-y fun for kids of all ages, including games, dress-up, and a Pirate encampment!
October 21,22, 28 & 29
Halloween at the Cannery
Our popular Halloween tours inside the historic cannery site will run October 21, 22, 28 and 29. Fun for the entire family. Ticketed admission – details TBA.
Santa at the Cannery / Christmas in Steveston
The holiday spirit comes to Steveston with the arrival of Santa by boat! After his arrival, Santa will make his way to the Cannery to take photos with the kids!