Get to know Richmond’s Roots

Discover Richmond’s dynamic and fascinating roots. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site was once BC’s biggest salmon cannery. Now it’s an interactive museum presenting the history of the West Coast fishing industry. A short, scenic walk away, you’ll find the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, which invites visitors to experience what life was like for Steveston’s multicultural workers in Steveston’s a century ago.

At the Richmond Cultural Centre, you’ll find the Richmond Museum, featuring detailed artifacts from the region’s early history and free self-guided walking tours. The Steveston Museum details Steveston’s Japanese Canadian community’s triumphs and struggles. Climb onto the Steveston Tram to see the beautiful restoration work volunteers have done to restore this important artifact.

If you want to take a break from the city and relax, London Heritage Farm offers a taste of century-old farming life. It’s a four-acre historic site that recreates life in Steveston from 1880 to 1930. There’s a beautiful heritage garden, great spots to picnic, a Victorian heritage house to tour (open seasonally), and outdoor agricultural exhibits to discover.

Thanks to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Richmond is home to the Olympic Oval, where speed skating competitions took place. Inside, find the Richmond Olympic Experience, the first Olympic museum in North America, with relics from the world of international sport. Experience Olympic glory with lifelike simulations—fly off an Olympic ski jump, paddle down a raging white-water kayak course, and carve the perfect line in a sit-ski slalom race.