Fisherman pulling the net

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. 

Volunteers decorating the Cannery on Canada Day

July 1

Canada Day at the Cannery / Steveston Salmon Festival

Free Admission. Join in the fun during the Canada Day Parade and Steveston Salmon Festival.

Musicians from Cannery Row performing on stage

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 posing in the Cannery

September 16

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!

Jack-o-lantern in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

October 28 & 29

Halloween at the Cannery

Our popular Halloween tours inside the historic cannery site will run October 28 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun for the entire family. Meet ghoulish characters! Treats, games, and haunted house, by donation.

People walking through the market booths

November 12 & 26, December 3, 10 & 17

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

Santa sitting on an armchair between two Christmas trees.

Photo: S. Steier 

December 3

Santa at the Cannery / Steveston Festival of Trees

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! And don’t miss the annual Steveston Festival of Trees, on display inside the Cannery from December 1-31st.