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Cassiar Cannery

Main cannery building and docks in the distance with the Skeena River in the foreground.

Cassiar Cannery complex, 1926. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives G2001.009.010B


54°10’38.2″N 130°10’39.3″W

  • Built in 1903 by the Cassiar Packing Co. at Inverness Passage on the Skeena River
  • Ownership was transferred to the J.S. Macmillan family in 1910 who operated the cannery continuously for 80 years
  • Cannery linked to Highway 16 in 1959
  • Last operating cannery on the Skeena River
  • Sold in 1983 to Ocean Fisheries Ltd.