October is filled with many exciting initiatives delivered by Tourism Richmond. Read on for a peek into some of the recent projects each department team has been up to!

Destination & Industry Development

2023 Richmond EPIC Tourism Awards

Fall has well and truly arrived, and that means two things for the Destination and Industry Development team!

Firstly, it’s the return of the Richmond EPIC Tourism Awards, which is open for applications until October 25th and winners announced at the Year End Celebration on November 30th – We look forward to seeing you there!

Secondly, planning is well underway for this year’s Winter in the Village celebrations in Steveston Village. The calendar of events is filling up fast with annual favourites such as Songs in the Snow and Festival of Trees, plus a host of new events assisted with Tourism Richmond’s Event Sponsorship Funding. Look out for event announcements in the coming weeks!


The Marketing team has recently collaborated with blog writer, John Lee to launch three fresh blog posts, perfectly timed for the arrival of autumn and colder weather.


Discover the Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms this October. The Pumpkin Patch has been running since the early 1980s and is open now until Halloween (October 31, 2023). Read on to learn the ins and outs of the Pumpkin Patch.

Richmond’s very own Scarecrow Trail in Steveston Village launched earlier this month. Visitors and locals are encouraged to check out the various scarecrow creations at designated locations around the village including the Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS, Sinfully the Best, Anar, and more. 

Richmond offers a diverse range of indoor activities for both residents and tourists to enjoy during chilly winter days, when spending time indoors becomes essential.