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. This appears to be the case again in 2022.


The Haunted Sea at the Cannery

The event is scheduled to run from Saturday, October 15th, until Monday, October 31st in 2022. This year, the Haunted Sea event features colourful creatures and displays, along with educational material about plastic waste in the ocean. Halloween costumes are 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 for the Halloween event in 2022.

  • 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 get in for free.


About the Event

For Halloween, the Cannery decorates its space with recyclable materials. In 2022, similar to previous years, the theme is 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.


Other Information

Click Gulf of Georgia Cannery for more details.

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