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Kildala Cannery

Long wharf with many fishing boats moored to it.

Wharf at Kildala, Rivers Inlet, B.C, 1955, Image BC_1532_1379_023 courtesy of UBC Special Collections.


51°41’37.4″N 127°21’31.8″W

  • Built in 1906 at Kilbella Bay on Rivers Inlet by Dawson and Buttimer
  • Some confusion in Indigenous place names may have led to the naming of the cannery for the nearby Kildala Arm
  • Sold in 1925 to the Canadian Fishing Co.
  • Operated until the 1940s, when it was converted to a gillnet camp