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Highway to Heaven tour, in-person activities at annual Richmond Doors Open event

New sites and tours added to this year's event.
Britannia Shipyards Historic Site - Doors Open
A tour of Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is one of many places people can visit during Doors Open Richmond.

Richmond is celebrating its 15th annual Doors Open Richmond event with in-person activities and a tour of Richmond's places of worship.

Doors Open, which is managed by the Richmond Museum, is a free event that allows the public to see what happens behind the scenes at more than 30 unique Richmond buildings and sites. The event is a chance for community members to learn about the stories of the people who make up the City of Richmond.

This year, there is a total of 35 sites participating in the event, 21 that are welcoming in-person visitors and the rest are virtual events from June 2 to 5.

Richmond-based Saint Germain Bakery is one of the newest sites this year with a tour of where cakes and pastries are produced as well as sample tastings.

A tour of Richmond’s “Highway to Heaven” is also being offered on June 4 where a shuttle bus will take visitors to places of worship along No. 5 Road. The tour will visit Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, Lingyen Mountain Temple and the Richmond Jamia Mosque.

Jaeden Dela Torre, vice-chair of the Richmond Museum Society said Doors Open Richmond celebrates the diversity and communities that make up the city.

“Richmond is one of the most diverse cities in Canada, with more than 60 per cent of residents born outside of the country,” said Dela Torre.

“The event offers the public an inclusive platform to become more familiar with our local businesses, organizations, museums, places of worship, and more. Doors Open Richmond celebrates the very essence that makes this city a welcoming place to live.”

For a full list of sites and Door Open activities, click here.