The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is available for rental during non-public hours for conference receptions, weddings, corporate functions and private parties. The 55,000 square foot museum offers a unique environment and allows visitors to explore the museum during the course of the event. The Cannery can accommodate 130 for a sit-down dinner or 400 for a stand-up reception.

For outdoor events, the 150 person “Tank Farm Deck” is available for a barbecue area.

The Boiler house theatre is available for workshops, seminars, presentations and meetings. This intimate environment provides seating for 55 people and is set up for audio and video presentations.

Rental information

Main Cannery Tank Deck
Main Cannery (left) / Tank Deck (right)

Rental information
No. Areas available for rent Prices (include GST)
1 Main Cannery, East Wing, Tank Farm Deck & Boiler house theatre $942.50
2 Main Cannery, East Wing, & Boiler house Theatre $842.50
3 Main Cannery, East Wing, & Tank Farm Deck $842.50
Main Cannery & East Wing $792.50
5 East Wing & Boiler House Theatre OR east Wing and Tank Farm Deck $495.30
6 East Wing & Fishing The West Coast Gallery $594.00
7 East Wing OR Ice House $247.65

Additional costs

  • Damage deposit (100% of listed rental fee, refundable if no damage caused to building or contents during function)
  • Cleaning fee (depending on area rented)

Additional charges will apply if:

  • More than two staff are required during the event (for events larger than 100 people, additional staff required for each 1-50 additional persons).
  • Any special arrangements requiring extensive set-up and/or removal of equipment or exhibits are required of site staff.

Site availability

  • Rental hours are 5 pm to 11 pm after operating hours.
  • Rentals are generally not possible when the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site is open to the public.

Site limitations

  • The building and much of the contents are historic artifacts, therefore decoration and signage for events is limited to freestanding items.
  • No open flame (i.e. candles) is allowed, with the exception of standard catering warming flames.
  • Renter must obtain third party liability insurance, with a minimum $2,000,000 loss payable per claim.
  • Renter must obtain required permits and/or licenses if alcoholic beverages are to be served on site.

More information

Please contact the Operations Manager via email or 604.664.9134.