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Time Traveller: North Shore Packing employees sling seafood at the PNE

The processing plant used to be located on the North Vancouver waterfront. Neighbours complained about the smell, and It was eventually abandoned
North Shore Packing

This image shows North Shore Packing Co. Ltd. employees demonstrating Norcrest Brand Smoked Salmon Steak and Smoked Herring at the PNE fair in 1947. Samples were given out and the canned fish was for sale for three tins for 25 cents or one tin for 10 cents. Myrtle McNeill (shown on left) worked for the company from 1945 to 1948.

North Shore Packing Co. was located on North Vancouver’s waterfront at the foot of St. Andrews Avenue. In the 1950s North Shore residents complained of the excessive fish smell coming from the cannery. By 1960, the company abandoned their North Vancouver processing plant.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver ,at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: archives@monova.ca

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.