Distance From Vancouver:
About 10 kilometers.
Interesting machinery and canning equipment. Fish facts and
exhibits. Reasonable price of admission. Free parking.
There is no air-conditioning, and it was appreciably colder inside than
Georgia Cannery - Official Site.
Other Trips in Richmond Area:
Iona Beach Regional Park,
West Dyke Trail.
17. On the wall next to the boat
are several information boards explaining various fish facts. All the
text and signs in the Cannery are both in English and French.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Fish Facts Exhibit Richmond BC Canada
18. One of the boards shows a
salmon life-cycle graph. Out of 3,500 eggs laid by a single salmon
female, only ten fishes survive to begin a return journey after becoming
fully grown. Eight of those ten are caught by commercial fishermen, and
two make it home to spawn.
Salmon Life-Cycle Graph Gulf of Georgia Cannery
19. There also exhibits dealing
with numerous problems faced by commercial fisheries these days. And
also these cute small figurines of cannery workers.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Richmond British Columbia
20. Here you can see
the photos of former cannery workers.
Photo of Past Cannery Workers
21. Kids would enjoy playing a
captain in this "boat bridge" attraction. The scenery outside is
actually a movie which keeps, well, moving :)
Ship Bridge Simulator Gulf of Georgia Cannery Richmond BC Canada
22. And here is the main exhibit
of the Cannery - the canning line.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
23. The line is about 40 meters
long and shows the entire canning process.
Canning Line Gulf of Georgia Cannery Richmond BC Canada
24. These metal people represent cannery workers doing their jobs.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Richmond British Columbia
25. The place must have been
really noisy, as special signals were used to describe what fish is
Cannery Hand Signals
26. Guided tours are available
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Guided Tour
27. The last part of the
exhibition shows the machinery and the process involved in turning fish
into fish oil.
Fish Oil Extraction Process Graph
29. A front loader was used to
move the fish.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Richmond BC Canada
30. The fish oil-making
Fish Oil Extraction Machinery Gulf Of Georgia Cannery Richmond BC Canada
It was a good trip, and Gulf of
Georgia Cannery is recommended for its interesting and educational
exhibits, as well as a humane price of admission. Just don't forget to
dress warmly, if it's cold outside.
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