armand St Jean sport fisherman with fish smoked salmon on racks

The Cannery and Smokehouse

50 Years in The Family

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!
 
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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. 

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Sport Fisherman

It's fair to say that we have learned a thing or two about preparing great fish over the past 50 years. But while it's one thing for us to say, we're pleased that our customers consistently rave about the quality of our products as well. Send your prized catch to us, and St. Jean's skilled cutters and processors will use our gourmet recipes to transform your catch into a truly remarkable taste experience. For information on sport fish processing options and depot locations, visit our Sport Fisherman information page.