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Great city next to Vancouver BC. Excellent Asian shops nearby, plenty of good food, convenient to airport, perfect staying in Vancouver
World-Traveller 25 Oct 2015
lots of Chinese and Cantonese Food.
JUNJIE H. 26 Jun 2015

Richmond, BC Rundown

What is unexpected about Richmond, BC is the significant Asian influence that permeates this Canadian riverside town. Just hop over to the Richmond Night Marketand you willsee a wealth of Chinese crafts, trinkets and foods. You can try a variety of Asian cuisine in Richmond, BC. Some notable restaurants are Thai House Richmond, which serves authentic Thai dishes, and Sun Sui Wah,which is known for its fabulous seafood and dim sum. The Sushi Hachi Restaurantis popular for its fresh mouth-watering sashimi and a variety of cooked Japanese cuisine.

If Asian food is not your pleasure or you want to try new things, you should book a spot on the Foodie Tour.Guides take you to more obscure eateries throughout Richmond, BC, to sample a variety of ethnic and gourmet cuisines. If you want a little wine to go with the delicious food, you should stop by Blossom Winery for its speciality ice wine made from frozen grapes picked in the winter. Sanduz Estate Winesis another venue popular among wine enthusiasts. This Richmond, BC, winemaker offers free tasting tours and bottles of the vintages are available for sale.

Richmond, BC Top 10

10. TBC Indoor Cart Racing is a great attraction in Richmond, BC, for kids as well as adults.

5. If you would like a quiet scenic walk along the river, you should visit Garry Point Park in Richmond, BC. It is close to Steveston and has a lovely beach to comb for shells.

9. River Port is the commercial section of Richmond, BC, where you can find plenty of entertainment, food and fun. There is a large cinema, water park and bowling alley among other attractions.

4. Enjoy Vancouver Whale Watching with professionals who will provide expeditions appropriate for the season.

8. Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a historical site that honours Richmond's past and present contributions to the Canadian fishing industry.

3. Steveston is a historical section of Richmond, BC, that was once a small fishing village. It is now a quaint tourist spot full of shops, eateries, and parks.

7. Aberdeen Centre is a shopping centre that features a giant dollar store and a highly recommended food court.

2. The No. 5 Road Religious Shrines are a testament to the multicultural society of Vancouver. This stretch displays shrines from several world religions, including representations from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jewish faiths.

6. The Flying Beaver Bar is the best place to go to get your fix of beer, chicken wings and sports during your stay in Richmond, BC.

1. The International Buddhist Temple was the first and largest Chinese Buddhist temple built in North America.


Richmond History

  • Britannia Heritage Shipyard – Early 20th-century boathouses, works and bunk houses that reveal how area townspeople lived in the 1800s.
  • Steveston Historic Fishing Village – A glimpse of Canada’s history is offered in this quaint West Coast area.
  • Water Sky Garden – This living sculpture environment, built as part of the 2010 Olympic Oval venue, is meant as homage to Richmond’s Asian population.
  • Historic Dyke Pathways – In the mid 1800s, Richmond was transformed by the construction of Dykes.
  • Minoru Chapel – Originally built in 1891 and moved in 1967, this popular wedding chapel looks like it came from the pages of a storybook.

Richmond Art & Culture

  • Richmond Chinese Folk Dance Society – Promotes Chinese culture with regular martial arts and dance events.
  • Richmond Art Gallery – A public gallery of contemporary art.
  • Gateway Theatre – Professional performance art theatre in the Minoru Park area featuring classic drama, musicals and modern plays.
  • International Buddhist Temple – Lovely Chinese-style temple still used today.
  • Tourism Richmond Visitor Info Centre – Visitors can find out more about the history of Richmond.

Richmond Shopping

  • Richmond Night Market – Spring through autumn, this open-air market has souvenir stalls, standard gifts and amazing food experiences.
  • Golden Village District – A taste of the Orient with Asian shopping and restaurants.
  • Aberdeen Centre – Around 160 stores, including one with exclusively Japanese goods and an enormous food court.
  • City Centre – Traditional Western shopping malls with several shops, restaurants and department stores.
  • Steveston Village – Boutique, intimate shops, many of which are nautical themed.

Gay & Lesbian Richmond

  • River Rock Show Theatre – For anything from Gay Idol competitions to cabaret, but please note, other mainstream events are held here regularly.
  • Karaoke – Richmond’s Karaoke clubs offer an opportunity for a little fun.
  • Shooting Stars Foundation – From Motown Meltdown to Fit for a Queen, this charity produces fundraising events to help raise money for people dealing with the affects of HIV or AIDS.
  • Pink Shirt Day – The end of February marks Pink Shirt Day, a day in which people in Canada wear pink to show support and put an end to the bullying of GLBT children.
  • Vancouver – Many GLBT tourists choose to make the short trip to Vancouver, where the nightlife and open community feel is somewhat better.

Richmond Outdoor

  • Terre Nova Park and Natural Area – A resting stopover for more than a million migratory birds.
  • Nature Park Bog Forest – More than 100 acres of bogs, a great place to watch birds and other wildlife.
  • River Tours – Enjoy a leisurely trip along the river to hear the history of Richmond.
  • Minoru Park – Landscaped park with exquisite flowers, manicured shrubbery, a lake and lovely waterfall.
  • Garden City Park – Mature birch trees, flowers, a lake, wooded areas and an arboretum highlight this scenic location.

Richmond Sport

  • Fish from a rustic pier or boat; fishing license required.
  • Take a marsh-lined hike along Dyke trail.
  • Enjoy scenic boating around the island, through northern cranberry fields and central fishing areas.
  • Bike along one of Richmond’s scenic routes on one of several on-street bicycle lanes.
  • Go fishing in Fraser River, the fifth-largest river in Canada.

Richmond, BC Events

The Jazzy Jaspers Annual Gem & Mineral Show has been held in Richmond, BC, for more than 50 years. It features rock and gem exhibits and plenty of family activities.

The Grand Ball is a prestigious professional ballroom dance competition that takes place in Richmond, BC, every November

The Children's Arts Festival in February offers the children of Richmond, BC, an opportunity to learn about ancient art forms and participate in musical and circus performances with professional artists.

The February Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in Richmond, BC, is an event filled with many fascinating and entertaining performances such as Chinese Opera, kung fu, folk dancing and exhibits of Chinese crafts and calligraphy.

May is Asian Heritage Month, and festivities in Richmond, BC, include traditional Chinese Opera, Asian poetry, drumming performances and Asian-themed theatrical productions.

Canada Day is 1 July, and the events in Richmond, BC, include the annual Salmonfest parade and various activities in the historical village of Steveston.

Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival for Youth in Mayoffers free screenings of award-winning films oriented towards the younger crowd of Richmond, BC. Many screenings are scheduled at the Cultural Centre for this day.

Richmond, BC, International Film and Media Arts Festival takes place over the span of several days inJuly. A number of events mark this annual celebration including free film screenings, creative workshops and live concerts at the Richmond Cultural Centre.

The Richmond, BC, Winterfest in March involves numerous cultural events, including poetry reading, writing workshops, musical and theatrical performances, and a number of art exhibitions at the Olympic Oval.

The Richmond, BC, Maritime Festival in August honours the city's deep connection to the sea with free family activities like boat shows, maritime exhibits and live music.

When to Go

The summers in Richmond, BC, are warm and dry, while the winters can be significantly cooler with plenty of rain.

The high temperature in the summer months can reach the upper 70s, but they are usually in the low to mid 70s range (20-21°C). The winter brings high temperatures in the low 40s (5 °C) and lows in the 30s (0-1°C).

The rain and snow picks up exponentially in Richmond, BC, during the winter starting in December, when as much as 6-7 inches (14-17 cm) can fall during the month.

Getting There

Vancouver International Airport is actually within the city limits of Richmond, BC. Taxi or shuttle rides into the town centre are fairly cheap and quick.

The local transportation is handled mostly by Skytrain, which has connections in Richmond, BC, as well as Vancouver and Burnaby. Fares are usually under $4 (6-7 GBP).

Highway 99 From Vancouver is the main highway into Richmond, BC, but you can also drive in via Highway 91/91A if you are coming from Surrey or New Westminster.

Hotels in Richmond

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1 Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel & Resort

4 stars
3.2 / 5 5 reviews

10251 St. Edwards Dr. Map

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2 Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport

3 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

3233 St. Edwards Dr. Map

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Nice staff but wouldn't stay there again
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3 La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport

3 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

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1400 Robson Street Map

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View is greast, hotel is old and tired.
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9 Ramada Limited Vancouver Airport

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