The cannery was built just about one mile North of this location in 1917 and operated as the Nootka Packing Company Ltd., canning razor clams, pilchard, and herring. Some reports say the cannery employed up to 2000 people at capacity.
|Nootka Island Cannery 1938|
BC Archives E-07910
|Indigenous workers' houses to the rear of the cannery at Nootka 1930s|
BC Archives A-08869
Jewish Museum and Archives of BC Item L.13201
|Deserted Nootka Cannery, 1964.|
UNBC Archives Item 2013.6.36.1.003.016