New database reveals secrets of Richmond’s place names

What’s In a Name? A new addition to the City of Richmond’s website is uncovering the stories behind the names of nearly 500 local landmarks. Community members can now explore and discover the people and history behind the names of local roads, bridges, islands and other places in Richmond through the new Name Origins online … Continued

Rediscover Tram Car 1220

Take a step back in time and Rediscover Tram Car 1220 as restoration nears completion. Festivities take place on Sunday, October 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Steveston Interurban Tram. Celebrate the history of the interurban line and the substantial completion of restoration as Mayor Malcolm Brodie officially reveals Tram Car 1220 at … Continued

Richmond Culture Days offers free events at 28 locations

Culture Days, the free annual celebration of culture across Canada, returns to Richmond this fall with over 70 free hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes experiences available in 28 different locations. For three full days – Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1 – come and discover the creative world of artists, creators, historians, creative businesses and … Continued

Savour the best of local food at first Richmond Harvest Fest

Savour the best of locally grown and produced food, beer and wine on Saturday, September 30 at the first annual Richmond Harvest Fest on the spectacular Garden City Lands. From top local chefs. food vendors and beer and wine sampling to a marketplace showcasing locally grown and produced foods, the festival will tempt and tantalize … Continued

Canada 150 mural project kicks off in Steveston

Steveston will soon be home to another snapshot of history as work on a new outdoor mural kicks off today. Artists Dean and Christina Lauze will be painting a large-scale version of the Arrival of S.V. Titania on the exterior wall of the Steveston Hotel located at 12111 3rd Avenue for village visitors to enjoy. … Continued

Global smorgasbord to be served up at Richmond World Festival

An international FEASTival of Flavours with more than 50 food trucks and a Culinary Stage featuring top local chefs will bring the tastes of the globe to the Richmond World Festival on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 in Minoru Park, presented by Coast Capital Savings. This year’s Culinary Stage chefs bring worldwide experience … Continued

Sunset Fitness Series to deliver free waterfront fun in Richmond

Get fit, have fun and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary this summer with the Sunset Fitness Series at the Olympic Riverside Plaza at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The series kicks off this Sunday, July 9 and runs each Sunday through August 27, including a special Canada 150 celebration on Sunday, July 30. Each Sunday, from 5 … Continued

Richmond Maritime Festival gets boost for Canada 150

The 14th annual Richmond Maritime Festival returns to the beautiful Steveston waterfront on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. This year the festival is bigger than ever in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. The festival will include a wooden boat festival within the site, roving characters, visual artists, puppets, storytellers and more. From performances … Continued

Tall ships, Canadian Navy to help salute Richmond Canada Day in Steveston

A flotilla of majestic tall ships, joined by a modern-day Canadian Navy Orca Patroller, will sail into the Fraser River to be part of the Riverside Village at Richmond Canada Day in Steveston. Richmond is celebrating Canada’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of confederation in a huge way. The legendary Steveston Salmon Festival; a mega-street … Continued

Summer Speakers’ Series celebrates fishing the West Coast

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society presents The Pull of the Net: Speakers’ Series, a free summer program to celebrate the importance of fishing to Richmond’s past, present, and future. Presented from four unique perspectives, topics will explore fishing’s cultural and economic importance, bridging past and present to create a … Continued