Welcome To St. Jean's Cannery & Smokehouse
Gourmet Pacific Northwest Seafood
Sport Fish Processing
Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Campbell River, and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
IMPORTANT NOTE, August 8, 2014: due to the incredible volume of incoming fish this year, we are temporarily declining any sport fish that do not have the guts already removed. This applies to all of our retail locations and drop-off depots. We apologize for the inconvenience, and please see our Sport Fisherman page for more info. Thank you for your support!
The Cannery & Smokehouse
We love what we do: helping sport fishermen and seafood lovers with their gourmet seafood needs. Whether you need to smoke or can your prized catch from a west coast fishing holiday or you need the perfect culinary gift from our online store, St. Jean's Cannery & Smokehouse is here to help. Our smoked & canned seafood is unmatched! Did you know that we are the largest cannery serving the B.C. sportfishing industry and that we still hand-pack our cans? Find out more about us here!
50 Years in The Family
St. Jean's Cannery began operating in Nanaimo, B.C. in 1961. Formed by Quebec native (and former professional wrestler!) Armand St. Jean, the business is now owned and operated by his son Gerard, working alongside his brother Paul. Gerard's son Dave has come aboard to stretch the family business connection across three generations. Armand's wife Betty--at 93 years young!--still stops by the cannery on a regular basis to deliver home-baked goods and the latest Sudoku games (Gerard's favourite!) from the local newspaper.