Events & Activities

Doors Open Richmond

Doors Open Richmond 2016
June 4 & 5

Kickoff Celebration Friday June 3rd

About Doors Open Richmond
The 9th annual Doors Open Richmond is a free weekend-long, city-wide public celebration of heritage, culture and arts.

This year 42 unique destinations will open their doors and offer culturally rich and inclusive experiences for free.  Sites include national historic sites, museums, places of worship, artists’ studios, galleries, city facilities and specialty businesses.

Kickoff Opening Celebration
Join us for our Opening Celebration at Minoru Chapel and Pierrefonds Gardens (6540 Gilbert Road) on Friday June 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year’s FREE kickoff event features a variety of crafts, music and live entertainment. 

There is free parking at the Richmond Cultural Centre with free shuttles to the chapel from the east entrance of the Cultural Centre, off Minoru Blvd. The shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 4:45 pm to 8:30 pm. Due to safety reasons, children under 40lbs cannot ride on the shuttle. 

2016 Map Brochure
To see which sites are participating in 2016, click on  PDF Document Doors Open Richmond 2016 Map Brochure for an electronic PDF copy. 

Printed Map Brochure Correction Alerts:
Please note, the following are corrections to the printed map brochure:

  • St. Genève Antique Sewing Machine Museum (Site #31)  is NOT wheelchair accessible
  • Richmond Museum (Site #40) tours are for 30 minutes

What's Happening in Your Area?
Click on the links below to learn about the free cultural activities planned at sites near you over the Doors Open Richmond weekend.

Doors Open 2016 Bus Tours
Boat Tours & Walk Richmond Walking Tours
City Centre Area
Sea Island Area
Thompson Area
West Richmond Area
Steveston Area
South Arm Area
East Richmond Area
Sign Up in Advance Sites

Volunteer Registration
Want to know what goes on behind the scenes of Richmond’s heritage, arts and cultural sites?  Why not sign up as a volunteer with Doors Open Richmond 2016!  We have over 120 positions that need to be filled with enthusiastic, community minded individuals who love working with large crowds.  Minimum 3.5 hour commitment. 

If you or someone you know would like to sign up for this exciting once a year event, please click here

Find us on Social Media!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoorsOpenRichmond
Instagram: @DoorsOpenRmd
Twitter: @DoorsOpenRmd
#DoorsOpenRichmond

Hosts and Sponsors
Doors Open Richmond is hosted by the Richmond Museum Society in partnership with the City of Richmond.

Doors Open Richmond 2016 is proudly sponsored by:

  • British Columbia Arts Council
  • Heritage Canada through the Government of Canada
  • Polygon Homes
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Richmond Heritage Commission
  • Richmond Public Art Program
  • Richmond Days of Summer
  • Richmond News

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

Contact Us
Phone: 604-718-8439
Email: doorsopen@richmond.ca
Mailing Address:
Doors Open
c/o Richmond Museum 
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9