Halloween at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Located in Richmond’s Steveston Village, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery puts on a special event every year in October on the weekend closest to Halloween.

The special event at the Cannery was unable to run in 2020 due to COVID-19. In 2021, it took place from October 2nd until the 31st.

There weren’t any actors dressed in scary costumes in 2021, and nobody jumping out and saying “boo!”. There were, however, spooky decorations and neat things to see.


The Haunted Sea at the Cannery

In 2020, Halloween at the Cannery took place on October 26th and 27th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm each day. The event had a “haunted sea” theme and the National Historic Site featured a number of extra seasonal and family-friendly activities.

In 2021, the event ran from October 2nd until October 31st. It was open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

The event is scheduled to run from October 2nd until the 31st once again in 2022. Further details are to be confirmed.


Admission and Location

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is located at 12138 Fourth Avenue in Steveston Village in Richmond. This is right at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Moncton Street which is a 15 to 20-minute walk from the Britannia Shipyards.

Below were the admission prices for the Halloween event in 2021 (not including taxes).

  • Adults (ages 18 or older): $11.90
  • Seniors (ages 65 or older): $10.20
  • Youth (ages 17 and younger): Free!

Members of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society also got in for free.


About the Event

For Halloween, the Cannery decorates its space with recyclable materials. In 2021, similar to previous years, the theme was The Haunted Sea.

Within the event there are usually kid-friendly Halloween-themed games, crafts, activities and treats, as well as the museum’s regular things to do and see. In 2019 the Richmond Public Library also ran a story-time session in the Kids’ Alcove during the event.

The Cannery also offers special tours for Halloween. There are not-so-scary tours for the little ones and scarier tours for the more daring. Not-so-scary tours led by the Halloween Crab are recommended for kids younger than 7 years of age and they depart every half hour on the hour. Scarier tours also start every half hour, but at quarter past and quarter to the hour.


Other Information

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