Events & Activities

Doors Open Richmond

June 6 and 7, 2015

Doors Open Richmond 2015 is Richmond's 8th annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage. Coordinated by the Richmond Museum Society in partnership with the City of Richmond, this free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond's heritage and arts at 44 partner sites across the city.

To see which sites are participating, click on  PDF Document Doors Open Richmond 2015 Map Brochure for an electronic PDF copy. Paper copies of the map brochure are now available in City of Richmond facilities.

Kickoff Event - Friday, June 5, 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us on Friday, June 5 from 4:30 pm as we throw a block party centred around the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre at 3811 Moncton Street! We will be closing down First Avenue between Chatham and Moncton Streets. There will be live music, entertainment and free kids crafts. Food, drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase.

From 6:30 pm, unlock Doors Open Richmond 2015 with the official opening of the Japanese Fishermen's Benevolent Society Building on the Steveston Museum site. Then be one of the first to explore the exhibits inside this building telling the stories of the Steveston Japanese Canadian community.

Doors Open Richmond Bus Tours
This year we are pleased to be able to offer six bus tours across four heritage related themes: Faith, Farming, Works on Wheels Infrastructure and Harvest Power Bus Tours. Seats are $5.00 per person per tour.

To find out more information and how to register for these tours, click here.

Sign Up in Advance Sites
This year we are offering exclusive free of charge behind-the-scenes tours at three sites that require visitors to sign up in advance. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus and the City's Artefact Storage Warehouse are all offering free tours during the Doors Open weekend.

Please note outside of these tours:

  • Normal admission prices apply at the Gulf of Georgia
  • There is no general public access available at the BCIT Aerospace and the Artefact Storage Warehouse sites.

To find out more information about these free tours and how to sign up for them click here.

Richmond Area Links
Please click on the following links to find out more information about sites available in the different areas of Richmond:

Volunteers
Have you ever craved a sneak peak of what's behind some of Richmond's most interesting sites?

Now is your chance! Get a behind the scenes look at heritage sites, artist home studios and religious institutions across the city while engaging with the community.

If you are 15 years or older, and want to make a difference, then Doors Open Richmond 2015 needs you!

Please visit https://icanhelp.richmond.ca to register by clicking on "Doors Open Richmond 2015 - Ambassadors" on the home page.

Doors Open Volunteer Orientation
Learn more about volunteering for Doors Open Richmond by attending our upcoming volunteer orientation. We have one final session, to be held in the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate.

  • Sunday, May 24 10:30 to 11:30 am - Boardroom (Minoru Blvd Entrance)

For more information, please contact Sharlene Singh at ssingh@richmond.ca

Sponsors
Doors Open Richmond 2015 is proudly sponsored by: 

  • British Columbia Arts Council
  • Heritage Canada through the Government of Canada
  • Townline Homes
  • Polygon Homes
  • Murrick Insurance
  • Richmond Heritage Commission
  • Richmond Public Art Program

We are always seeking further support. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing to Doors Open Richmond 2016.

Contact Us

Phone:
604-238-8081
Email: doorsopen@richmond.ca
Mailing Address:
Doors Open
c/o Richmond Museum
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

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