All sites are open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 unless otherwise stated.
Steves Family Farmhouse
2871 Steveston Highway
Built in 1917, the Steves Family Farmhouse is undergoing restoration by owners Harold and Kathy Steves. Steveston was named after Harold's great grandparents, Martha and Manoah Steves, who began farming this site in 1877. It remains a working farm where the Steves raise cattle and produce seed for the Heritage Seed Program. Activities: Meet the Steves. Tour parts of the farmhouse and peruse the large collections of artwork and historical objects. View heirloom seed gardens. See antique farm equipment on display.
Adrienne Moore Fine Art Home Studio
3171 Chatham Street
Adrienne is a painter and teacher who creates art ranging from local landscapes to mixed media and abstract expressionism. Activities: Meet the artist. View her extensive works and learn about her techniques.
Juvelisto Design / Juvelisto School of Metal Arts
120 – 3500 Moncton Street
A charming gallery housed in a quaint heritage building, Juvelisto Design features creative one-of-a-kind jewellery made by gallery owner, Sasha Shkolnik, as well as many local and international artists. Classes and workshops are offered on site through the Juvelisto School of Metal Arts. Activities: See a silversmithing class in action. Learn more about classes and workshops. View works from featured artists. Sasha will be on-site conducting demonstrations and answering questions.
Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre
3811 Moncton Street
Explore this heritage gem in the heart of Steveston. Built in 1905, the Steveston Museum’s building was originally the area’s first bank and is now a museum, visitor centre and post office. The Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society building was moved to the site in 2010 and is over 110 years old. It was restored and opened in 2015 and uses exhibits, including short videos, to tell the story of the triumphs and challenges of the local Japanese Canadian community. Extensive work on the Town Square Park surrounding both buildings was recently completed. Visitors are invited to be among the first to enjoy the newly designed green space now reminiscent of an English-style frontier garden transitioning into a Japanese-inspired park. Activities: Garden and Japanese inspired crafts. First 200 people will receive a free mini plant pot.
Steveston Interurban Tram Building
4011 Moncton Street
The 104-year-old No.1220 interurban tramcar is now being restored on-site in the building inspired by the original Steveston tram station that once stood there. The tramcar is the largest artefact in the City of Richmond’s museum collection. The original Canadian Pacific Rail tracks that used to carry the interurbans run through the building, creating a fascinating heritage feature. Behind the building, discover the surviving heritage power poles that once supplied the interurbans with electricity. Activities: While access to the tramcar may be limited due to restoration, an on-site Open House features special guests. Meet a rail historian and talk with restoration specialists. Children’s crafts.
Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
4255 Moncton Street
Since 1992, the Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre has been dedicated to the Japanese Canadian community who endured injustices during and after World War II. It commemorates the Japanese Canadian redress agreement of 1988 between the government of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians. Activities: Displays, demonstrations, presentations and interactive activities on the culture and history of Steveston’s Japanese Canadian community.
Steveston Buddhist Temple
4360 Garry Street
(Main entrance on north side)
Discover the rich history of the oldest standing Buddhist Temple in the Lower Mainland. The Steveston Buddhist Temple has been a part of the cultural mosaic of Steveston Village for over 80 years with the present temple erected in 1963. Saturday activities: 11 a.m. – Japanese cooking demonstration. 1 p.m. –Introduction to Buddhism. 3 p.m. – Art of Seiza Meditation workshop. Sunday activities: 10:30 a.m. – Morning service open to public. 1 p.m. – Introduction to Buddhism. 3 p.m. – Cultural presentation.
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site of Canada
5180 Westwater Drive
Be captivated by the stories of the oldest shipyard community in British Columbia. Situated in a beautiful waterfront setting, Britannia Shipyards showcases the once thriving community and cultural diversity of Richmond’s maritime past. Activities: Britannia Dock: Try dragon boating at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Register through the City of Richmond Call Centre at 604-276-4300. Seine Net Loft: New interactive exhibits. Murakami Boatworks: Learn how to send and receive Morse code. Saturday Activities: Richmond Boat Builders: 12 p.m. - Shipwright Talk. 1 p.m.–3 p.m. – Help restore and rebuild heritage style wooden boats. Sunday Activities: 11 a.m.- Children’s Boat Building workshop. 1:30 pm – Decorative Knot Tying workshop. For more information, call 604-718-8050 or go to the on-site Visitors Centre. Weekends only.
4900 Steveston Highway
Branscombe House is a recently restored heritage building dating back to 1908. Rhonda Weppler, inaugural Artist-in-Residence, will be on-site to welcome visitors into her studio/living space. Activities: Everyone is invited to add to Rhonda’s “International Picnic” project, a still life mural that is part of her “details of place” themed programming at Branscombe House. Visitors can contribute a drawing, painting or collage of their favourite international food from the Richmond area in exchange for a candy gift reflecting the artist’s own favourite ethnic food. An exhibition of tiny edible sculptures representing a variety of international foods found in Richmond will also be displayed, created by local residents at marzipan sculpting workshops.
Steveston Fire Station
11011 No. 2 Road
Organized firefighting in Steveston has a history that goes back to 1912. Opened in 2011, the Steveston Fire Station is an iconic civic facility marking the entry into the Steveston area. Replacing a 40 year old out-of-date fire hall, the station is one of the most eco-friendly LEED Gold Certified fire halls in Metro Vancouver. At the station, a captain and three fire fighters, plus an apparatus (fire truck), are on duty at all times. Activities: Learn how to keep your family safe from house fires. Tour the fire station and the fire education trailer. Meet firefighters and Blaze, the Dalmatian Mascot.
London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road
London Heritage Farm is a picturesque heritage site on four acres along the south arm of the Fraser River. The 1890s farmhouse was built by the London Family and is restored as a museum with period themed rooms depicting pioneer life in Richmond. Activities: Tour the furnished rooms in the old farmhouse. Stroll through the park and enjoy the heritage, herb and perennial gardens. View vintage farm equipment and the Hand Tool Museum. 12 p.m.–5 p.m. – Stay for tea in the Tea Room.