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Doors Open coming soon

Don Fennell   May-16-2018

Visitors explore Lingyen Mountain Temple during 2017 Doors Open Richmond. This year's 11th annual Doors Open is June 2 and 3.

Photo by Julian Rozental


A celebration of Richmond’s heritage, arts and culture is fast approaching.

On June 2 and 3, the doors to a wide variety of sites throughout the city will swing open, allowing the public the opportunity to see behind the scenes. This year, the Richmond RCMP detachment, Richmond Olympic Experience at the oval, Richmond Music School and Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 will be among new sites adding to a diverse list of 41 destinations.

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Presented by the Richmond Museum and City of Richmond, the 11th annual Doors Open weekend will begin with an opening celebration in the Seine Net Loft building at the scenic Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site (5180 Westwater Dr.) on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Highlights of the evening include live music, light refreshments and family crafts and activities. Take time to tour the Our Coastal Connection exhibit to discover the stories of the remarkable people and groups protecting our West Coast marine environment.

On June 2, you’re invited to join the walking tour between Britannia Shipyards and London Heritage Farm along the picturesque Fraser River. And for lovers of public art, there will be a public art bus tour of Steveston Village and the surrounding waterfront neighbourhood. Seats are limited, and cost $5 per person.

Pick up a Doors Open Richmond 2018 map brochure at any City of Richmond facility. Share your experience by tagging Doors Open Richmond on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with hashtag doorsopenrichmond.


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