Collections

Historic Photo Database

In the summer of 2010 we digitized our entire historic photo collection. Over 5,000 images depicting early Steveston and its residents, canneries along BC's coast, including the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and the trials and blessings of the west coast fishery are now available for viewing by the public for the very first time!

For more information about the collection and how to purchase copies or obtain permission to use our images, please contact the Collections Manager at heidi.rampfl@pc.gc.ca 

Browse

Browse the collection by the following topics:

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Gulf of Georgia

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Salmon

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Herring

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Cannery

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B.C. Packers

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Canadian Fishing Company

 

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Aerial

Keyword Search

Enter keywords below to search the photograph collection. The search will find all records that contain the entered keywords, as well as those that are similar to the entered keyword. For example, if you enter "whale", the search will return the records that contain "whales", "whaler", etc. as well as those that contain "whole" (similar to "whale"). You can enter multiple search terms, separated by spaces. The search will return those records that contain all of the words that you enter.

 

Advanced Search

Insert keywords in the fields below and click on the "Search" button.

You can enter multiple search terms, separated by spaces. The search will return those records that can contain all of the words that you enter. You can also get more specific results by surrounding terms in quotation marks (eg "fishing boat")