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.

Boat and Walking Tours

To out more information on how to explore some Steveston sites by boat or with walking tours,  click here.

Sign Up in Advance Sites

- All of our Sign Up in Advance Site Tours are Closed -

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the City's Artefact Storage Warehouse and BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus sign up in advance tours are now closed.

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.  

Richmond Area Links

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

Sponsors

Doors Open Richmond 2015 is proudly sponsored by: 

  • British Columbia Arts Council
  • Heritage Canada through the Government of Canada
  • Townline Homes Inc.
  • 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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