Do you know what lurks beneath at the Gulf of Georgia Historic Cannery National Historic Site? This Halloween, it’s time to explore what lurks in the darkest depths of the ocean at Haunted Sea, a popular seasonal exhibition at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Sea monsters, spooky ghosts, and creatures with terrible teeth may immediately spring to mind, but the truth of what lurks beneath is scarier than what you could imagine. The waters around us have become haunted by plastic and garbage that gets tangled up with the vibrant ocean life.  The Haunted Sea annual art installation returns using upcycled materials taken from the ocean to raise awareness of the plastic that haunts and hurts those that live below the surface. As you wander through the Herring Reduction Plant, explore the art created from styrofoam and plastic materials rescued by volunteers and turned into something beautiful and educational. This is a great event for families and children. While there will be low lighting, black lights, and a smoke machine, there will not be any jump scares or strobe lights.

Admission for kids 17 years and younger is FREE and adults pay just $12.50, while seniors (65+) are $10.75.

Tips for visiting The Haunted Sea:

  • Dress for the weather. The historic cannery is built on top of the Fraser River, and there is no interior heating (but there is a roof over your head, so you will stay dry!)
  • The tour is self-guided and suitable for kids of all ages.
  • The installation will be inside the Herring Reduction Plant; all other areas in the Cannery will remain open as usual.
  • Costumes are encouraged on Halloween weekend!

The Haunted Sea

When: October 2- November 5, 2023
Time: 10am-5pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Address: 12138 Fourth Avenue Richmond, BC, Canada V7E 3J1
Phone: 604-664-9009