Food: St. Jean’s Cannery 🍁

Name: St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse

Products: Packaged fish

Manufactured In: Nanaimo, BC

Where to Buy: Online and select locations


Canadian Owned: Yes

The St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse was founded by Armand St. Jean 1961 on Vancouver island. His first product was home-smoked oysters that he cooked in the family kitchen and smoked in a smokehouse he built in his shed behind the garage. Because the oysters did not keep long in plastic bags, Armand began to can the oysters.

The company remained in the St. Jean family until 2015 when the majority ownership transferred to the Nuu-chah-nulth, five Indigenous nations with a long history as stewards of BC’s seafood economy.

St Jean’s products can be ordered online or purchased from one of the three gift stores and depots.