Doors Open Richmond This Weekend

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The City of Richmond is encouraging locals and visitors alike to explore their city this weekend, offering up over 40 free attractions to enjoy as a part of Doors Open Richmond 2010.

Richmond Community Area MapMany participating partners will organize guided tours, displays and activities to enrich your experience. Whether you live in Richmond or you’re a welcome visitor, don’t miss this fascinating chance to discover many special parts of Richmond and its rich history.

Places of Worship, Arts Galleries, Studios & Public Art, Green Space, and Family Friendly venues are all welcoming guests from 10:00am until 4:00pm May 1st and 2nd. You can visit any of the following spots of interest, free of charge.

City Centre
In Richmond’s City Centre area you may visit the Richmond Arts Centre, Richmond Museum, Richmond Cultural Centre or the Richmond Art Gallery for an exhibit tour. There is also the Pathway’s Aboriginal Centre, Gateway Theatre, Richmond Chinese Community Society and Minoru Place Activity Centre who will open their doors this weekend.

Thompson Area
Discover the Pam Holl hunt Fine Art Home Studio or the Richmond Artists Guild, take a stroll through Terra Nova Rural Park or visit the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse.

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West Richmond
Head to the Vancouver International Airport without having to go through Arrivals or Departures (I recommend exploring the Observation Area). There are also several home studios to visit in this area including Browning Stained Glass.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is a must-see as well as the Steveston Museum, the Interurban Tram, London Heritage Farm and the Britannia Heritage Shipyard National Historic Site.

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South Arm
Grandpa’s Old Cars is a destination for car-lovers, located at Rosewood Manor. The Lingyen Mountain Temple is a beautiful Buddhist monastery that will be open for guided tours and lunch on the weekend.

East Richmond
Were you aware of the winery in Richmond? Stop by Sanduz Estate Wines for a complimentary wine tasting on the weekend. Nearby there is also the Richmond Nature Park as well as guided tours of either the Richmond Jani’a Mosque or Nanaksar Gursikh Temple.

Brochures and maps for participating attractions, places of worship, parks and trails are available online.

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