One of the best ways to get to know a city is by taking a tour or participating in a tasting. There’s always something new here, even if Richmond is your home. Discover all the cultural, natural, and culinary experiences. You’ll be pleased you did.
For wineries, breweries, and chocolatiers, check out our Makers page for individual business tours and tasting information. Craving a day of dumplings? Yes, we get it. You’ll want to check out our self-guided Dumpling Trail brochure for some tasty intel. And to discover the real Richmond and the people behind its thriving culinary, cultural, and outdoor scene, take a look at the Pacific. Authentic. Experiences.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site offers a self-guided exhibit map. The Herring Reduction Plan and the Waves of Innovation: Stories of the West Coast are two ongoing exhibits. You’ll also find seasonal events, like Halloween/The Haunted Sea and the Steveston Festival of Trees.
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is an authentic representation of a once-thriving community of canneries, boatyards, residences and stores. Stroll down the historic boardwalk and learn about the site’s history through interpretive storyboard signage or take a complimentary tour of the Shipyards.
Richmond Olympic Oval
Want to learn more about the Richmond Olympic Oval? Book a guided tour or drop by for a self-guided tour of its amazing architecture and public art. You can also download the multi-language ROX Tour App Audio Guide (available for Apple and Android devices) for an in-depth synopsis and commentary on all Richmond Olympic Experience exhibits.
Whale watching tours take place from April to October and depart from Steveston Village. Orcas are often the main attraction, but humpback, gray, and minke whales can be seen depending on the time of year.
Doors Open is an annual June event in Richmond. Residents and visitors explore the city’s arts, culture and heritage at 50+ partner sites. Artists, cultural and historic facilities, museums, aboriginal organizations, religious institutions, parks and other Richmond organizations open their doors and provide free specialty programs and behind-the-scenes tours.