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Bon Accord Cannery | Coquitlam | Haigh’s

Label features bright colours and bold fonts, and an image of a salmon.

Bon Accord Cannery label, c. 1900. Image I-61285 courtesy of the Royal BC Museum and Archives

1879-1898

49°13’03.2″N 122°48’59.6″W

  • Coquitlam Cannery built in 1879 at Port Mann on the Fraser River by Haigh & Brothers
  • Change of company name to Haigh & Sons led to the cannery being called “Haigh’s”
  • The Haigh company reorganized again in 1883, became the Bon Accord Fishery Company
  • In 1883 Haigh donated part of the land at Port Mann for the first salmon hatchery, also called Bon Accord
  • Cannery closed in 1898 and the site was abandoned