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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada: Museum in a Can

A large replica of a can of smoked salmon contains a small museum of the company that does the smoking and the canning.

St Jean's Cannery

Address:
242 Southside Drive, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Directions:
St Jean's Cannery. South edge of the city. From Hwy 1 turn west at the stoplight onto 10th St. Drive one kilometer. Turn right (no stoplight) onto Southside Drive. You'll soon see the can ahead, on the right.
Hours:
M-F 8:30-4:30, Sa 10-3. Property gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
250-754-2185
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Fish can.

Giant Can for Fish

Outside St Jean's Cannery and smokehouse there is a giant smoked salmon can! You can bring the fish you've caught here for processing or you can purchase smaller cans to take with you (There was also signage that said that the cannery no longer offered tours, which was a bummer). When I visited and asked about the can, they said it also served as a museum of their history. I don't know how tall it is, but it's at least a story tall since it was very spacious inside.

[Doris, 11/05/2023]

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