Employment Opportunities

The Port Edward Historical Society is currently hiring for the 2023 Season. Join our team at North Pacific Cannery and become a part of one of the most unique and historic tourist attractions in British Columbia! We are currently seeking two enthusiastic and knowledgeable adult tour guides to join us as full-time employees from May through mid-October!

Note : These 2 positions are intended for adults out of high school as the position is full-time for the months indicated above. As a tour guide at North Pacific Cannery, you will have the opportunity to share the history and culture of our 1889 cannery with visitors from all over the world. You’ll lead guided tours of our facilities, which include original cannery buildings, machinery & the working dock! You’ll be responsible for ensuring that visitors have an engaging and educational experience. The main objective of the Tour Guide role is to provide meaningful visitor experiences through the skilled delivery of interpretive tours of our National Historic Site. This includes welcoming the general public and visiting tour groups to the site, providing information in a clear and compelling way and highlighting the historical significance of the site and what it represents to the Salmon Canning Industry on the North Coast.

Qualifications :

Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with visitors of all ages and background 

A passion for history, culture & education 

Previous experience in customer service is an asset

Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

Willingness to work weekends & holidays, as required 

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment with amazing views! If you’re interested in joining our team, please submit your resume & cover letter to or the button below asap!

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and interest in this opportunity to Heather Hadland-Dudoward, General Manager, at

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for dynamic, enthusiastic volunteers to support special events, community programs, conservation projects, and other activities on the site.

  • Do you know the North Pacific Cannery story?
  • Have you, or any family member, worked at the canneries?
  • Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world ?
  • Perhaps you enjoy gardening, or painting or some carpentry work ?
  • Perhaps your volunteer duties include some time in the Mess House Café?
  • The North Pacific a busy place during the fishing season. Come out, be one of our local voices, and help us host our 10,000 seasonal guests.

Please reach out and tell us how you can become one of our talented ambassadors. Our season is a long one, so plenty of time to commit a little time to us. One day a week, or perhaps a week later in the season when our students return to school.

Please send a resume and letter of interest by email or mail.