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Haysport Cannery

Buildings, boats and wharves at the Haysport Cannery.

Haysport Cannery, 1920s. Image C-06107 courtesy of the Royal BC Museum and Archives


54°10’16.6″N 130°02’30.2″W

  • This Skeena River cannery was converted in 1919 from an existing cold storage facility by Maritime Fisheries Ltd.
  • Purchased by the New England Fishing Co. in 1929
  • Fishing boundaries were moved further downstream in the 1930s, leaving the cannery too far upriver from the fishing grounds
  • Cannery buildings and machinery were moved to Carlisle Cannery in 1938
  • All cannery property was transferred to the Canadian Fishing Co. in 1980