9 - 1111 Melville Drive, Vancouver

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May 14 - 18, 2018

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This seldom explored area is home to some of the most unique and interesting historical sites. Over twenty canneries once lined the bank of the Skeena and ocean shores, but they have all since closed and only remnants remain. The history from the 100 years of operation is rich and plentiful as we get to see for ourselves the locations of all these sites.

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Canneries of the North Coast

Board your private jet boat and head out to explore the once thriving canneries and fishing communities of the lower Skeena River and Chatham Sound

For three days and four nights you will be immersed in the rich history of the Skeena River during the salmon cannery boom of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  We spend our nights in the newly renovated manager’s houses on the site of Cassiar Cannery.  This is our base for exploring the area as we leave each morning by Jet Boat on a new adventure.

• Balmoral
• Carlisle
• Cassiar
• Claxton

• Haysport
• North Pacific
• Porcher Island
• Port Essington


• Dominion
• Sunnyside
• Inverness


Port Essington

North Pacific Cannery

Carlisle Cannery

Contact Rob Bryce

This is a UNBC Continuing Studies program that is based out of the Cassiar Cannery.  Rob Bryce is a fabulous guide and your contact for registration or if you have specific questions.  If you get stuck, please email Justine!

Carlisle Cannery

$1,650 per person

Suspended until 2022 due to COVID-19