Fisherman pulling the net

January 1 - December 31, 2018

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. 


Dance performance by Indigenous youth.

June 23, 2018, 1pm to 4pm

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 

Join us for a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, presented by Pathways Aboriginal Centre.

This free, outdoor event will include performances, story-telling, workshops, demos and activities for all ages, and a Bannock Bake-Off.


Volunteers decorating the Cannery on Canada Day

July 1, 2018

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 13 - August 31, 2018, Fridays

Music 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 15-16, 2018

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 27-28, 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Halloween at the Cannery

Meet ghoulish characters! Treats, games, and haunted house. Admission fees apply:

  • Adults - $11
  • Seniors (65+) - $9
  • Youth (6-17) - $7

People walking through the market booths

October 21, November 4 & 18, December 2, 9 & 16, 2018

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


Santa sitting on an armchair between two Christmas trees.

Photo: S. Steier 

December 2, 2018

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.