Whether you’re an aspiring local history buff or want to check out some new galleries in Richmond, Doors Open is the perfect opportunity to discover and reconnect with all that Richmond has to offer.

Granting visitors free access to dozens of museums, artist studios, faith-based institutions, civic centres, and more – this annual event is all about showcasing and celebrating Richmond’s diversity.

Highlights of this year’s fest include the opening of civic services like Richmond Public Works and Richmond Recycling Depot, as well as a bus tour along No. 5 Road, AKA Richmond’s own “Highway to Heaven.” The latter will take visitors to the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, Lingyen Mountain Temple, Richmond Jamia Masjid, and the Vedic Cultural Centre.

“Richmond is a city of diverse cultures, ideas, and experiences,” says Bilan Hassan, Chair of the Richmond Museum Society. “Doors Open brings that diversity to life by allowing us to meet the people who make our community so special.”

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Ukrainian Community Society Of Ivan Franko via Richmond Museum

Here are all the sites you can explore for free at Doors Open Richmond this year:

  • 12 Service Battalion Museum & 39 Service Battalion
  • Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre
  • Bahá’í Community of Richmond
  • BC Ambulance Services
  • Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  • Eastern Catholic Church Richmond
  • Gina Page, Seawrack Press Studio | NEW
  • Gurdwara Nanak Niwas: India Cultural Centre of Canada
  • Lingyen Mountain Temple
  • London Farm
  • Minoru Chapel
  • Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple
  • Peisen Ding, Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence | NEW
  • Richmond Art Gallery
  • Richmond Caring Place
  • Richmond City Hall
  • Richmond Artefact Collection
  • Richmond Family Place
  • Richmond Fire-Rescue
  • Richmond Jamia Masjid (Sunni Muslim Mosque)
  • Richmond Museum
  • Richmond Nature Park
  • Richmond Olympic Oval
  • Richmond Public Art
  • Richmond Public Library
  • Richmond Public Works | NEW
  • Richmond RCMP
  • Richmond Recycling Depot | NEW
  • Richmond Youth Education Center
  • Sanduz Estate Wines
  • Scott Pleydell-Pearce Artist Studio | NEW
  • Sea Island Heritage Society
  • Steves Farm
  • Steveston Buddhist Temple
  • Steveston Japanese Language School
  • Steveston Museum
  • Steveston Tram
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Service Centre
  • Sudnya Dance Academy | NEW
  • The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency
  • Turkish-Canadian Society
  • Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko
  • Vedic Cultural Centre | NEW

You can take a look at the full map for even more sites to see, most of which are drop-in friendly.

The next Doors Open celebration will take place on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th. So mark your calendars and get exploring, Vancouver!

Doors Open Richmond 2024

When: June 8th and 9th
Where: Locations around Richmond
Cost: Free admission