South Arm Area
South Arm Area
All sites are open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 unless otherwise stated.
Science of Spirituality Meditation and Ecology Centre
11011 Shell Road
Saturday 10 am–4 pm
Science of Spirituality is an international, non-denominational organization under the direction of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. It emphasizes meditation, inner and outer peace, service to humanity and human unity. The Meditation and Ecology Centre offers spiritual programs and classes in Jyoti meditation, healthy living and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Volunteers maintain the on-site organic gardens. Activities: Tours of grounds and facilities. 11 a.m. – On-going Mehndi application. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Organic gardening demonstrations. 1 p.m. - Jyoti meditation sessions.
St. Genève Antique Sewing Machine Museum
11160 Silversmith Place
Alert: St. Genève is NOT wheelchair accessible. There is misprint on the map brochures.
The St. Genève Antique Sewing Machine Museum features over 75 antique sewing machines, some dating back to the 1860s and many still in working order. There are machines from Europe, the USA and Canada, including several strange and unusual examples. Other exhibits include Ancient Roman needles, Elizabethan thimbles and 100 year old nightgowns. Activities: Owner Michael de la Place will be on-site to tell captivating stories about items in the collection. Michael’s tales include how the sewing machine revolutionized manufacturing, marketing and sales, the genius and dramatic life of the creator of Singer Sewing Machines and how the sewing machine liberated millions from the drudgery of hand sewing.
Jeanette Jarville Fine Art Studio and Gallery
13211 Steveston Highway
Meet award-winning, internationally exhibited artist Jeanette Jarville at her studio gallery located in a Tudor-style mansion. Jeanette’s artwork includes figurative and floral pieces, as well as landscapes and semi-abstract figures on small to large canvases. The exhibit also features several acrylic on glass pieces. Activities: Meet the artist. Jeanette will perform a painting demonstration and discuss her creative process.
Lingyen Mountain Temple
10060 No. 5 Road
Discover tranquillity in the peaceful circular meditation garden of this Pure Land Buddhist Monastery established in 1999. The traditional Chinese quadrangular architecture also houses a Buddha Hall used for chanting meditation sessions. Activities: Guided tours, information and activity booths. Chanting meditation sessions and free a vegetarian lunch. Saturday Activity: Discussion group and Q&A workshop.
India Cultural Centre of Canada, Gurdwara Nanak Niwas
8600 No. 5 Road
A spacious place of worship for the Sikh community, and a popular place for weddings, this Gurdwara was established in 1969. The India Cultural Centre of Canada was one of the first religious buildings built along Richmond’s “Highway to Heaven” and includes a community kitchen and prayer hall. Activities: Temple tours and explanations of basic principles of Sikhism. Learn about the Indo-Canadian community in Richmond.
Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre
8580 No. 5 Road
(North side of the Men's Entrance)
Saturday only 10 am–4 pm
Since 2002, this 9.8 acre site contains a multipurpose facility featuring a mosque, congregational halls, an independent Islamic school, a Sunday school and a full-sized gymnasium. Activities: Tours of the facilities including the sacred prayer hall under a magnificent green dome. Demonstrations of Muslim prayer and multi-media presentations. Displays and explanations of the basic beliefs & practices of Islam. Light refreshments offered. Please note: Please be prepared to remove shoes. Visitors are requested to follow a modest dress code (i.e. no short shorts/skirts or tank tops.)
BC Muslim Association Richmond Mosque
12300 Blundell Road
Make friends, pray and grow spiritually in this 30-year old mosque with traditional Islamic architecture. One of the largest mosques in Metro Vancouver, this community serves worshippers from the Far East, Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and Europe. Activities: This year’s theme is “Experiencing Islam through Arts and Calligraphy” with a focus on Islamic art, including a photo gallery and several documentaries. Visitors will also have the opportunity to try Arabic calligraphy. 1:30 p.m. – Daily afternoon prayers open to observation by visitors. Please note: Visitors are requested to follow a modest dress code (i.e. no short shorts/skirts or tank tops.)
Canada Berries Winery
12791 Blundell Road
Saturday and Sunday 11 am–4 pm
Canada Berries is the largest fruit wine winery in BC. Housed inside a beautiful natural cedar building nestled in the heart of BC’s richest agricultural lands, Canada Berries offers more than 20 varieties of fruit and blended fruit wines featuring a large variety of berries, peach and rhubarb. Activities: Wine tastings, U-pick blueberry farm (season/weather permitting) and a special offer for Doors Open Richmond visitors.