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 Haunted Sea at the Cannery
The event ran from Saturday, October 15th, until Monday, October 31st in 2022. Last year, the Haunted Sea event featured colourful creatures and displays, along with educational material about plastic waste in the ocean. Halloween costumes were encouraged on the Halloween weekend, but not required.
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 are the admission prices from the 2022 Halloween event.
- Adults (ages 18 or older): $12.50
- Seniors (ages 65 or older): $10.75
- Youth (ages 17 and younger): Free!
Members of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society also got in for free.
About the Event
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a National Historic Site. It’s a museum where guests can learn all about the history of local salmon-canning. There are educational displays highlighting the economic importance, manufacturing processes and other details about the cannery from past years.
For Halloween, the Cannery decorates its space with recyclable materials. In 2022, 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 normally 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.
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