Doors Open Richmond returns this spring in-person and online

16 May 2022

The Richmond Museum presents the 15th annual Doors Open Richmond with a free, in-person and online event from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, 2022. All in-person activities will take place on June 4 and 5, and will be complemented by virtual content available from June 2. This year’s edition features 35 sites representing the city’s cultural diversity and rich heritage— 21 of which will welcome visitors in-person. There are also five sites that will be participating in Doors Open for the first time.

The in-person program offers visitors a wide range of activities. St. Germain Bakery, one of the new sites this year, will give tours of their central facility where cakes and pastries are produced. Tours will conclude with sample tastings. Richmond Media Lab will show how to bring drawings and figurines to life using the magic of stop-motion technology. Visitors can experience a day in the life of a firefighter at Fire Hall No. 1, Richmond’s largest and busiest fire hall, with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Family-run restaurant Anar Persian Cuisine will offer an introduction to Persian food, customs and traditions.

A special shuttle tour will be available on Saturday, June 4 taking visitors to various places of worship along No. 5 Road, also known as the “Highway to Heaven.” The tour will stop at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, Lingyen Mountain Temple and the Richmond Jamia Mosque.

Most in-person programs require advance registration, with a select number of sites offering drop-in activities. Visitors can plan their weekend in advance by visiting for more information.

The online component of Doors Open Richmond will also be available on starting Thursday, June 2. Highlights include new videos that offer an inside look at the important work of Immigrant Services Society of BC and the Kehila Society, a partnership of Jewish communal organizations.

Established in 2008, Doors Open Richmond is the longest-running Doors Open event in British Columbia. The local event is part of the Doors Open Canada program supported by the City of Richmond, BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia and Government of Canada. The event is organized by the Richmond Museum Society.