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Fresh mornings, warm afternoons,

hot nights.

Culture, food, adventure...The perfect two–night getaway

From the moment you arrive in Richmond, all your

senses come alive. That’s a guarantee.

Founded in 1879, British Columbia’s fourth-largest

city delivers a multicultural blend of experiences

unique in Canada. And you can prove it for yourself

any day of the week.

Enjoy a glorious pink-orange sunrise and mountain

views as you bike alongside the Fraser River, home to

the world’s largest salmon run. Admire the imposing

“wood wave” roof of the Richmond Olympic Oval,

the sports legacy facility from the Vancouver 2010

Olympic Winter Games.

You’ll thrill to the sight of boats and the cries of

seagulls, echoing along on the salty ocean breeze,

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when you visit Steveston. This Historic Fishing

Village celebrates the West Coast’s salmon-canning

and ship-building past at its National Historic Sites.

You can still buy fish right off the boats docked

near the boardwalk. Steveston also offers whalewatching

adventures and stages maritime-themed

festivals for the whole family. Don’t miss the quaint,

unique gift shops.

Fresh sensations await around every corner in

Richmond. In the Golden Village’s lively Asian

restaurants, discover the taste of authentic dim

sum or hot pot. Top that off with a sweet swig of

blueberry wine at one of Richmond’s local wineries.

Chinese New Year celebrations bring crowds from around the world to Richmond.

Sunset bike rides along the waterfront stretch for kilometres.

Keep your eyes peeled, we are a nature lover’s paradise.

Richmond is comprised of 17 islands!

Hand-made noodles.

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Dim sum, a staple treat found here in Richmond!

Shop at the bustling, bargain-laden malls in

Richmond’s accessible City Centre. Stroll through the

diverse greenery of nearby Minoru Park, and explore

the free exhibits at the Richmond Art Gallery and

Richmond Museum. Afterwards, refresh yourself

with holistic spa treatments.

Night brings more possibilities.

Feel your energy surging as you laugh at worldfamous

comedians or sing along with classic pop

bands at the River Rock Casino.

K Fever Karaoke lets you step into the spotlight

and have fun rocking the mike yourself, or catch a

Broadway play or musical at the Gateway Theatre.

At the end of the evening, you’re sure to sleep in

style. Where? At any of Richmond’s over two dozen

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international brand-name hotels or Bed & Breakfast

accommodations, of course.

It’s all here, waiting for you in Richmond. And

downtown Vancouver is an easy 20-minute trip by

car or the convenient Canada Line train.

Welcome to Richmond. Are you ready for an exciting

two-night getaway? Come here, and indulge all

your senses. Fresh mornings, warm afternoons, and

hot nights.


A perfect getaway

Steveston - The Historic

and Active FIshing


Steveston - Fishing Deep

Into History

Night Markets

Calendar of Events

365 Days of Dining

Highway to Heaven

Fine Wine

Map of Richmond

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The village of Steveston in Richmond boasts a serene setting to enjoy our coastal view.

Steveston: The Historic and Active Fishing Village

Journey back in time...or taste today’s goodness

Steveston embodies the soul of Canada’s West Coast.

Once, the quaint oceanfront village was a salmon-canning

hotspot, bustling with saloons, hotels, and migrant workers

from Europe and Asia.

Today, Steveston remains the home of Canada’s largest active

fishing fleet with some 500 boats of all shapes and sizes, as

well as beautifully preserved heritage sites to explore filled

with fascinating stories and curious artifacts.

Yet many more activities await you today in this corner of

southwest Richmond.

Rent a bike and ride through windswept Garry Point Park,

where avid kite-fliers send their kites soaring joyfully skyward.

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Head out into the open Pacific Ocean on a boat-based ecotour

and marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of whales and sea

lions cresting the waves.

Relax at Steveston Village’s sidewalk cafés at the pier and

enjoy fresh 21st-century BC cuisine beneath patio umbrellas

or shop for native wood carvings and handcrafted jewelry in

unique boutiques that rival downtown Vancouver’s best for

quality and price.

Historic Steveston

Many visitors gravitate to Steveston’s two National Historic

Sites: the Gulf of Georgia Cannery (gulfofgeorgiacannery.

com) and Britannia Shipyards (

At the imposing 1894-built cannery, discover how sockeye

salmon and herring were processed amid the scent of salt and

A lot of history and a lot of fun!

Relax with friends and family

Steveston also stars as the town of Storybrooke in

ABC’s hit TV show ”Once Upon A Time.“

Spend a day on the water!

Steveston, Richmond, BC


At the end of No. 4 Road sits a sleepy, quaint assortment of wooden houses,

some on stilts and some floating in Fraser River marshland. It’s called Finn

Slough, as the small fishing community was built near Steveston by Finnish

immigrants a century ago.

fish scales. Films, exhibits and tours bring it all to life. Britannia

Shipyards has BC’s oldest shipyard buildings, on piles above

marshland and the West Coast’s last Chinese bunkhouse.

Explore the homes of those who built the canning industry.

London Heritage Farm ( entices

families with its affordably priced tea and scones, plus a bee

hive, chickens, and heritage gardens. Check out the vintage

telephone, children’s toys, washing machine, and other period


The Steveston Museum located at the corner of Moncton

and First Avenue houses a re-created bank office and general

store, plus a photo archive depicting Steveston’s history. Mail

a letter or postcard at the working post office in this 1905


The Steveston Museum is also home to Tourism Richmond’s

new Visitor Centre. Our Visitor’s centre is ready to give you

suggestions, help you make reservations and offer advice.

You can also find locations of attractions and restaurants by

referring to the Steveston map, located on the centre spread

of this guide.

Active Steveston

Ready to enjoy modern Steveston? Stroll along the pier and

feast on fish and chips at Pajo’s (, fresh shellfish

from The Crab King or grilled scallops at Blue Canoe

( or buy salmon, tuna, halibut, and

octopus right off the boats that caught them just hours earlier.

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Go cycling along the breezy waterfront. Pause in Garry Point

Park to admire the dancing kites, including kite-gliders riding

three-wheeled kite-buggies, and check out the tranquil Kuno

Japanese Garden with its lanterns and sculpted rock garden.

You can bike along the dyke trail all the way out to the

Richmond Olympic Oval and back. Bike rentals are available

at Village Bike Rentals ( Between April and

October, both Steveston Seabreeze Adventures

( and Vancouver Whale Watch

( offer whale-watching tours.

Advantages include safe, semi-enclosed Zodiac vessels

and savvy naturalists on board who locate orcas on 95 per

cent of trips; plus sea lions, porpoises, and other marine

life. Bird-watchers can spot herons, cormorants and eagles.

For something more personalized and tailored to your

needs, Steveston Eco Tours will help take care of the details.

Seabreeze Adventures ( also offers

fishing charters. Reel in a glistening sockeye salmon at sea,

or a mighty Fraser River sturgeon, covered in armored plates,

weighing up to 300 pounds.

Chill out with unique boutique shopping in Steveston Village.

On Moncton Street, buy anything from jewelry to home décor

at A Monkey Tree (, or get an eco-friendly

designer handbag at Pieces. And two Sundays a month, the

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market ( sells fresh

fruits, veggies, baked goods, jams, honey, jewelry and pottery

amid live musical performances. It’s a place to reconnect with

family and friends, new and old.

Take a break, relax and enjoy the view.

Steveston is also home to Tourism Richmond’s new Visitor Centre at the

historic Steveston Museum, located on the corner of Moncton and First

Avenue. Our Visitor Centre Councellors are ready to

give you suggestions and offer advice.

Enjoy a moment together in one of our 27 hotels.

Avid bikers will have plenty to see along the many bike paths.

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Cast away! For the avid fisherman, history buff or those who just want a taste of the famed fish n’ chips, Steveston is a one-stop-shop!

Steveston: Fishing Deep Into History

At the cannery and shipyard, history is as fresh as a sea breeze

To understand how Richmond’s maritime-oriented

residents lived a century ago, two must-visit

attractions are the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and

the Britannia Shipyard Park. Both are designated

National Historic Sites.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Southwest Richmond emerged as a major salmon

canning centre in the late 1800’s. By the turn of the

century, fifteen canneries packed the waterfront.

Yet no BC cannery was bigger, or more productive,

than the 1894-built Gulf of Georgia Cannery


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Occupying 55,000 square feet, it’s operated as a

museum since 1994. Redolent with the scent of tar,

twine, and the ocean, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

is an interactive feast for the senses.

View a 20-minute introductory film in the old boiler

room. Admire fishing boats and a “fish wall” with

models of salmon, halibut, herring, and cod. Learn

the difference between seine fishing and trolling.

Check out the canning line machine demonstration

and the herring reduction plant. The gift shop sells

salmon-themed clothes and mugs with vintage

salmon can labels.

A fun way to learn at the Cannery.

Numerous historical gems pepper the village of Steveston. The

Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest building of its kind and

the leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia.

Historical, waterfront living.

From the docks you see why

Steveston is renowned for

its picturesque setting.

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So, you like canned salmon, eh? You’d have loved Steveston back in 1897.

Granted, they didn’t know much about the health benefits of protein,

calcium, and Omega-3 fatty acids in those days. But they knew canned

salmon. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery packed a whopping 2.5 million cans

that year.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is open daily from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is just $9.00 for adults,

$7.50 for seniors, $4.50 for children over six, and

free for tots. Or you can opt for the Family Admission

rate of $22.00. Free parking is available.

Britannia Heritage Shipyards

Britannia Shipyards ( honours

a way of life that flourished when Steveston was

the “salmon capital of the world.” Stroll along a

waterfront boardwalk and visit renovated 19thcentury

stilt houses, bunkhouses, and boatworks.

Historic fishing vessels are on display.

You’ll discover the stories of real people who resided

in BC’s oldest shipyard community, from original

police chief John Murchison to boat builder Otokichi


The “How We Lived” exhibit displays living conditions

for cannery workers of European and Chinese

heritage. Check out restored rooms adorned with

movie postcards, old sewing machines, and castiron

stoves, and listen to recorded interviews with

onetime residents. Take a brochure for a self-guided

tour or ask a staff member.

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Each August, Britannia hosts the Richmond

Maritime Festival. Up to 15,000 people attend to

admire different vessels, from old fishing boats to

classic power boats to 1930’s rum-runners. Families

enjoy singing along to sea shanties and learning

how to tie knots.

Another fun family option at Britannia is throwing

a pirate-themed birthday party, complete with a

costumed performer. Folk concerts and yoga classes

also take place here.

The site is open Tuesday to Sunday from May to

September, and weekends from October to April.

The Britannia Shipyard is perfect for a history buff!

Each August, The Britannia Shipyard hosts

Richmond’s Annual Maritime Festival.

Buy fresh fish right off the boat!

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Famous, incredibly fun, full of food, music, knick-knacks and people, the night markets are not to be missed!

Shopping under the stars is more fun!

Welcome to the Asian Night Markets

Shop like a superstar at these colourful Richmond institutions.

It’s always fun, fun, fun at a Night Market in


Imagine it’s a hot summer night just south of the

Fraser River. You’re at the Summer Night Market,

located just off the Knight Street Bridge near IKEA.

Named by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2011 as

one of the top night markets in the world, you’ll

find yourself cheerfully browsing through some 400

brightly lit, colourful booths. They’re hawking cell

phone covers, Hello Kitty slippers, jewelry, glassware,

and mouthwatering Asian street food: Chinese dim

sum, Japanese takoyaki balls, Korean twist potato,

and much more.

Suddenly, you hear an announcement from the

main entertainment stage: “Attention, please!

We’re missing one contestant for tonight’s eating

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competition. Would anyone like to volunteer?”

And you decide, hey, why not? The Summer Night

Market might be your ticket to competitive eating


Then it’s off to the Richmond Night Market over

at Duck Island, next to the River Rock Hotel and

Casino and just steps from the Canada Line. With

88 food stalls and over 256 other vendors, you’re

guaranteed an evening of surprising new finds.

This Richmond Night Market will also feature

carnival rides and a children’s amusement zone,

adding thrills and chills to your nightly experience.

Next time you’ll come back and watch the Chinese

karaoke contest. Or maybe the Filipino talent

competition. It’s all further proof that in Richmond,

you can visit Asia without the jet lag.

Feeling adventurous? Try one of the hundreds of market-style foods

Starting this year, Richmond will boast two

Asian – influenced night markets.

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Calendar of Events

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April to October

Whale-watching, Sea Lion & Eco-tours

depart from Steveston

April 20 – June 10

My Big Family – exhibit

Richmond Art Gallery


May 5 - 6

Doors Open

Various locations


May 11 – September 16

Weekends and Holidays

Summer Night Market


May 18 – October 8

Weekends and Holidays

Richmond Night Market


May 19

Food For Thought – exhibit

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS

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May 20 – September 30

Biweekly Sundays

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

Steveston Village


May 21 – July 9

Richmond Scouting – exhibit

Richmond Museum / City Hall Exhibits


May 31, 2012

Richmond Community Foundations’

Club Cup Golf Tournament

June 29 – August 26

Close Your Eyes

Richmond Art Gallery


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July 1

67th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston Community Society


July 1

Canada Day at the Cannery - FREE admission

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS


July 6 - August 31 – Every Friday

Music at the Cannery

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS


July 7, August 4

Steveston Museum Summer Music Series

Steveston Museum Park


July 10 – October 1

Salmon - The Fish That Built Steveston –


Richmond Museum / City Hall Exhibits


July 15

Fraser River Arts Festival

London Heritage Farm


July 19 - 22

Richmond International Film and Media Arts

Richmond Cultural Centre

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July 21

The Cannery A to Z – exhibit

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS


August 8 -12

Twin Oaks Derby

Twin Oaks Farm

August 10 - 12

9th Annual Maritime Festival

Britannia Shipyards


August 25 – October 31

Fishing the West Coast - exhibit

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS


September 15 – 16

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS


September 28 - 30

Culture Days

October – May 2013

Biweekly Sundays

Steveston Winter Market

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS

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October 2 – January 14, 2013

Doll Collecting – exhibit

Richmond Museum / City Hall Exhibits


October 27 -28

Haunted Halloween Tours

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS


October 31

Halloween Fireworks Festival

Various Locations


Christmas in Steveston

Steveston Village


December 1

Santa Claus’s Arrival

Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS

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Christmas In Steveston

Steveston Village



Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of the Snake

Various Locations

365 Days of Dining

In a city with over 800 restaurants, 400 of which are Asian, it can be a bit of a challenge to decide where to eat. That’s why,

beginning in June 2012 for one entire year, our new Richmond Foodie Blogger will seek out the city’s best breakfast, lunch or dinner

hot spots, discover who has the best fish and chips or suggest where to try crab linguini or hand-pulled noodles. The tantalizing

results including in-depth reviews, photos, videos, dishes and menus will be posted on our official blog

Richmond’s Foodie Blogger will unveil new posts daily which not only chronicle a culinary tale, but also a day-in-the-life and the

journey of this unique role as they experience everything the city has to offer from festivals and events to the individuals who

comprise our culinary scene.

Richmond’s Foodie Blogger was carefully chosen by Tourism Richmond in a one-of-a-kind online job search, its largest campaign

since the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The open auditions for the year-long post which were held in March 2012, sought

out an ambassador who will visit at least one of the city’s restaurants each day, and craft web posts complete with photographs and

video of their culinary adventure. The global search was an unqualified success, attracting over 1500 food lovers and food bloggers.

In June 2012, Tourism Richmond announced the winning social media whiz who will sample the amazing fare our 800+ restaurants

have to offer - one meal and one restaurant at a time, for 365 consecutive days.

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Richmond’s Highway to Heaven offers a unique insight into the world of religion.

The Highway to Heaven:

Exploring Richmond’s Faiths

In a world torn with religious strife, it’s refreshing to discover a place where different

belief systems co-exist peacefully side by side. In Richmond, it’s called the “Highway

to Heaven.”

Richmond’s population is about 65 per cent Asian,

and this stretch of No. 5 Road reflects multicultural

diversity. Even those who don’t follow a particular

faith will be fascinated by the culture, history, and

architecture that mark the colourful houses of

worship here.

In 2007, the “Highway to Heaven” was chosen as

one of 52 finalists in the Seven Wonders of Canada

contest run by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting

Corporation). Why not pay a visit?

Richmond’s Spiritual Side

At the Ram Krishna Mandir in the Vedic Cultural

Centre, you can learn about Hindu beliefs. Observe

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eye-catching statues of Hindu gods on the main

stage, listen to chanted mantras, or do a yoga class

or meditation session. A free Indian vegetarian lunch

is served on Sundays.

Elsewhere on the “Highway to Heaven,” you’ll

discover the Az-Zaharaa Islamic Centre, the Ling

Yen Mountain Temple (a Buddhist nunnery), and the

Richmond Jewish Day School.

Churches like the Richmond Chinese Free Evangelical

Church and the Richmond Bethel Mennonite Church

serve the city’s diverse Christian community.

Contemplative and peaceful temple gardens.

There are over 1,000 statues of the Buddha at

Thrangu Monastery, one of the only traditional

Tibetan monasteries in North America.

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The Thrangu Monastery (, which opened in 2010, is

Canada’s first traditional Tibetan monastery. It features a 13-foot gold

statue of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Religious leaders are usually glad to discuss their

faith and include visitors in services. Tours, art

exhibits, and other special events are sometimes

available. Phone in advance.

Beyond the “Highway to Heaven”

Some other notable religious sites are located near

the “Highway to Heaven.”

Inhale the scent of burning incense while visiting the

International Buddhist Temple (

on Steveston Highway. It burgeons with impressive

golden Buddha statues. Ornamental fountains and

gardens enhance the ambience. It’s the secondlargest

Buddhist temple in North America, and

ranks among the best examples of Chinese temple

construction outside China.

The Nanaksar Gurdwara Gurusikh Temple on

Westminster Highway caters to Sikh believers but

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also welcomes visitors. Admire the colourful robes

and headgear worn by worshipers in the ornate,

gilt prayer hall. The temple serves a free vegetarian

lunch in its cafeteria daily.

These are just some examples of Richmond’s places

of worship. For more information, contact Tourism

Richmond (

Learn another culture in welcoming, peaceful surroundings.

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Fine wines can be found right here in Richmond. Book a tour, stop in for a tasting and take some home to share with friends!

Fine Wine Shines in Richmond

Quench your thirst at Richmond’s three wineries

Richmond’s wine scene has taken off since the year

2000. Today, you can sip an intoxicating variety

of table wines, fruit wines, icewines and specialty

wines at Richmond’s three wineries. Make a wine

tour part of your two-night getaway.

Sanduz Estate Wines

British Columbia produces 95 per cent of Canada’s

blueberry crop, much of it in Richmond, and

Sanduz Estate Wines ( takes full

advantage. It’s on a 10-acre berry farm.

Since debuting in 2006, Sanduz has gained awardwinning

fame for its dry blueberry wine, which

delivers the taste and aroma of the actual berry.

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Don’t overlook the sweet blueberry dessert wine

and blueberry port. As a bonus, Sanduz sells frozen

blueberries year-round, and has created a unique

patented brand of puffed blueberry snacks.

You could spend hours in the elegant, high-ceilinged

store, exploring BC’s largest selection of fruit wines.

Flavours include peach, gooseberry, raspberry,

cranberry, blackberry and granny smith apple.

Sanduz also makes nice table wines, from merlot to

pinot noir, and markets jams and jellies.

Perhaps a sunny day is too inviting to stay inside...order some food to go.

Lulu Island Winery is the largest exporter of icewine

to China in the world.

Late afternoon wine tasting sounds divine!

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Want to get the best out of your Richmond fruit wines? Drink them fresh,

usually within about a year of when they’re produced. Check labels or ask

the winery for the ideal food-wine pairing.

Lulu Island Winery

At Lulu Island Winery (, Metro

Vancouver’s largest winery and biggest exporter of

icewine to China in the world, developing a taste for

icewines is easy. It takes up to 35 pounds of naturally

frozen Okanagan grapes to make one 375-ml bottle

of this delectably sweet wine, certified by the VQA

(Vintner’s Quality Alliance). The Riesling Chardonnay

icewine is a perennial favourite.

Just 20 minutes from Vancouver International

Airport, Lulu Island Winery is a perfect place for a

party. In addition to the two big tasting rooms, a

spacious hall hosts up to 200 guests.

The spectacular building opened in 2009, just

before Richmond served as an official Venue City for

the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. During

the Games, the winery served as “China House” for

the Chinese Olympic Committee. Chinese athletes’

uniforms and Olympic banners are on display.

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Tour the Winery

Want to find out how the winemaking magic

happens? Call ahead to book a behind-the-scenes

tour of Lulu Island Winery. You’ll marvel at the huge

10,000-litre tanks, discover how American oak

barrels add tannins to red wine, and much more.

Isabella winery

Nestled next to the Fraser River, Isabella Winery

( is a hotspot for icewines

and fruit wines. From zinfandel to syrah, this

unpretentious winery also has table wines covered.

Ramon Fresneda, the longtime sommelier at

Vancouver’s Pan Pacific Hotel, answers customer

questions and suggests food pairings.

Like Richmond’s other wineries, Isabella winery

offers free tastings and free parking. Cheers!

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This multicultural city offers endless dining variety with fresh, local ingredients at affordable prices.


From Asian delicacies to West Coast seafood, Richmond satisfies

Picture Richmond as a huge banquet table

overflowing with tasty cuisine. Clam chowder and

crab linguini. Szechuan noodles and roast duck.

Blueberry pie and dragon’s beard candy. Is your

mouth watering yet?

This multicultural city offers endless dining variety

with fresh, local ingredients at affordable prices.

Two of Richmond’s culinary meccas are the Golden

Village, home to most of Richmond’s 400 or more

Asian restaurants, and the Historic Fishing Village of

Steveston, where seafood cuisine reigns supreme.

Asian Restaurants

Within the four-block radius of the Golden Village,

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just off No. 3 Road, you’ll discover why the New

York Times said Richmond cooks up the “best

Chinese food outside China.”

In many cities, you’d have to travel miles to sample

all these flavours. But in Richmond, just head to

Alexandra Road, nicknamed “Food Street.” It

features more than 200 Asian restaurants packed

into three blocks in the Golden Village district.

That testifies to Richmond’s passion for food, be it

Malaysian, Vietnamese, or Thai.

Jade Seafood Restaurant ( recently

won the 2012 Chinese Restaurant Awards for the

Best Dim Sum, Best Signature Crab Dish and Best

Overall Restaurant.

Farm fresh, nothing tastes better

So many options!

Richmond boasts the best Chinese food

outside of China.” - New York Times

Handmade noodles - a true cuilinary art.

Beautiful treats are served at high tea.

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Nearby, at Sun Sui Wah (, feast upon the famous signature

dish of roased squab or sample a rare and exotic catch like the potato eel

from live seafood tanks. There’s also a wide and varied dim sum menu,

considered to be among the best outside of Asia.

At this second-floor establishment on Alexandra

Road, tuck into delicacies like sauteed geoduck with

egg white and Singapore-style pan-fried vermicelli.

Bowtied waiters, jade carvings, and floor-to-ceiling

windows enhance the ambience.

From Korean short ribs and seafood pancake to

bibimbap (seasoned vegetables with rice, sliced

meat, and egg) and bulgogi (marinated and grilled

beef, pork, or chicken slices), Jang Mo Jib does it

all well. Top off your main course with kimchi and

other side dishes that seemingly materialize all over

your table. Jang Mo Jib ( delights with

both quantity and quality.

You can always grab a cheap, delicious bite at the

bustling food courts of the Golden Village’s three

big Asian-themed malls.

At Parker Place (, enjoy a heaping

plate of, say, shrimp and scallop fried rice for as

little as $5. Make sure to visit the only four-faced

Buddhist shrine in Richmond before you go.

Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian flavours

tempt diners at the 15 food outlets in Yaohan

Centre ( Aberdeen Centre

( provides tantalizing

choices from Chef Hung’s Taiwanese Beef Noodle

( to Saboten Express


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Is your “Food Street” stroll part of an exciting twonight

getaway? Several of Richmond’s 27 brandname

hotels – including the Radisson, La Quinta Inn

and Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport – are

right there in the Golden Village.

West Coast Seafood

If you love the fresh-caught seafood at Fisherman’s

Wharf in Victoria or San Francisco, you owe yourself

a visit to Steveston’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Admire

the waterfront view while you dine and watch the

activities of the 500 fishing boats that make up

Canada’s largest commercial fleet.

Grilled sockeye salmon and Haida Gwaii halibut

grace the menu at Blue Canoe (bluecanoerestaurant.

com), along with Angus beef steaks and burgers.

Something casual more your style? Choose from the

legendary fish and chips with coleslaw or crab cakes

at Pajo’s (, a Wharf institution since 1985,

There’s also Dave’s or Pat’s Galley; they all serve up

crunchy fried fish and steaming chips. Prefer crab?

Crab King is the place to go.

Other tasty treats include fine dining at Tapenade

( and sushi at Yokohama Teppanyaki

Restaurant (

Food for the Whole Family

Craving more variety? It’s all here in Richmond.

Fill up at chain and casual eateries, like Boston

Pizza, The Keg or The Shark Club. Take the family

for pasta or enjoy some pub fare at the Riverport

entertainment complex in southeast Richmond. The

city also offers up fine Greek, Italian, pizza, and

vegetarian restaurants.

Steveston specializes in decadent desserts.

Choose from delicious cupcakes at Bell’s Bake

Shop (, fresh-baked scones

at the 19th-century-style London Heritage Farm

( or ice cream from

Screamers Softserve (

Steveston - a fish n’ chips lovers paradise.

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Shop around this hub of independant boutiques and brand name labels - all conveniently by the Canada Line!


Fun, variety, and savings mark Richmond’s three shopping districts

From giant shopping malls to tiny independent

stores, Richmond is a magnet for shoppers. The

options here cover brand-name retail goods, exotic

Asian merchandise, and unique creations in local

boutiques. Morning, afternoon, or night, just grab

your shopping bag and load up.

Shopping in Richmond City Centre

Richmond City Centre has two huge shopping

centres that deliver all the familiar logos and

products that consumers crave. They also stage

special events all year long, from indoor Tai Chi to

visual art exhibitions.

At the 240-store Richmond Centre

(, you can browse through

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popular stores like Sephora, Forever 21, the Apple

Store, Teaopia, Bath & Body Works, and The Bay;

pick up flat-screen TVs and cell phones, buy clothes

from lingerie to athletic wear, or snack at one of

close to 20 fast-food outlets.

Lansdowne Centre ( offers

130-odd stores, including mega-electronics retailers

such as Best Buy and Future Shop, plus chocolates,

books, footwear, Asian herbs and groceries,

furniture, and much more.

Both malls are located near each other on No. 3

Road. Just off the Canada Line.

Stop for lunch, shop a little more, grab a coffee and plan your evening!

Richmond is a magnet for shoppers!

Shopping in Richmond


Taking the Canada Line train? Hop off at Lansdowne Station for Lansdowne

Centre, or Brighouse Station for Richmond Centre.

Shopping in the Golden Village

Ready for a taste of Asia? Parker Place (parkerplace.

com), Yaohan Centre (, and

Aberdeen Centre ( provide an

exciting mix of trendy and traditional Asian goods.

All three are in the Golden Village, covering a fourblock

radius off No. 3 Road, next to the Canada

Line’s Aberdeen Station.

Aberdeen Centre is the largest Asian-themed

mall in the Golden Village, easy to spot with its

colourful glass window panes. After admiring the

synchronized fountain show in the central court,

reminiscent of Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel, dive into

some serious bargain-hunting.

Aberdeen Centre’s anchor store is Daiso, a Japanese

emporium stocking well-made housewares,

clothing, garden tools, cosmetics and so on. The

selection includes more than 50,000 items, and

most are just $2. After stocking up on $2 souvenirs

at Daiso, there are some 160 other stores to explore.

Don’t miss the 800-seat food court.

Special events, like martial arts performances or

Chinese New Year lion dances, add to the excitement

at the Golden Village’s shopping centres.

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Shopping in the Historic Fishing Village of Steveston

Steveston, an oceanside village with picturesque

heritage buildings, is a fantastic place to buy fresh

fish. Just head down to the boats at Steveston

Landing, brimming with freshly caught salmon,

crab, and prawns.

This historic corner of southwest Richmond also

has upscale boutique shopping. Treat yourself

or someone special to gifts from A Monkey Tree

(, unique gifts and treasures from

Pieces Giftware, or chocolates and gourmet food

gifts from Sinfully the Best (

More Richmond Shopping

If you’re flying out of Vancouver International Airport

(YVR), more than 160 retail outlets will tempt you

with Canadian teddy bears, smoked salmon, books

and music, duty-free shopping, and much more.

Infinite stores to explore in Richmond!

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Pick your level of fun! RIchmond has night markets, endless restaurant choices, recreational facilities, and hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year.

Arts & Entertainment

Pop stars, hit plays,’s time for a good time!

Whether you’re planning an exciting two-night

getaway or a fun family day out, Richmond caters

to all tastes and to groups of all sizes. And the heart

of Vancouver’s downtown entertainment district is

a quick 25 minutes away via the Canada Line train.

River Rock Casino Resort

At the River Rock Casino Resort (,

visitors come for the gambling and they stay for the

live entertainment, spa, dining, and hotel.

Take your shot at Lady Luck with poker tournaments,

live horse race betting, and more than 1,000 slot

machines. Then hit the River Rock Show Theatre,

which showcases acts such as George Thorogood

and the Destroyers, Sophie & Nick Tweed-Simmons,

Robin Williams, Collective Soul, and Whoopi

Goldberg to name a few.

Dine on delectable Italian cuisine at Tramonto and

overnight in AAA Four-Diamond style in a River Rock

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Hotel suite.

Gateway Theatre

The Gateway Theatre (,

centrally located in Minoru Park, is Richmond’s only

live professional theatre. The two-tiered, 560-seat

venue stages a mix of Broadway musicals, Canadian

drama and cutting edge theatre like Fiddler on the

Roof, Sylvia and Don Juan. Buy tickets online or call

their Box Office: 604-270-1812.

All for Fun and Fun for All

Belt out the greatest hit songs in English, Cantonese,

Filipino and other languages at Richmond’s

numerous and lively karaoke bars.

Movie Theatres

The SilverCity Riverport was Metro Vancouver’s first

movie multiplex when it opened in 1997. Catch the

latest Hollywood hits on 19 screens (including IMAX

movies), and blast aliens at the video arcade.

Traditional, First - Nations carving.

The River Rock Show Theatre showcases acts such as

George-Thorogood and The Destroyers,

Robin Williams and many more.

Among other options Richmond boasts a virbrant live theatre scene.

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Everyone loves singing hit songs in English, Cantonese, Filipino and other

languages at Richmond’s numerous karaoke bars.


Even if you’re not the next Michael Schumacher,

you can tear up the track at Richmond’s go-karting

facilities. From March to October, zoom around the

Richmond Go-Kart Track (

The half-mile track is loaded with straightaways,

S-bends, and hairpin curves. One- and two-seat cars

are available.

Indoor Beach Volleyball

6Pack Indoor Beach Centre is the most modern

indoor beach facility in North America. Amenities

include full showers, a foot wash station, meeting

room, HDTV with 50-inch screen, 15 dynamic range

stereo system with dual subs, free WiFi, full use of

the BBQ grill and decorative night-themed lighting


Richmond Cultural Centre

A visit to Richmond wouldn’t be complete without

a stop at the Richmond Cultural Centre. This

facility provides a focal point for the city’s diverse

cultural fabric and houses the Richmond Museum

( and Art Gallery

( with exhibitions, film series

and unique displays throughout the year.

Public Art

You’ll find public art sprinkled throughout the city

( To date, the Richmond

Public Art program boasts 50+ public art pieces that

encourages strangers to talk to each other, children

to ask questions, and introduces visitors to local and

international artists.

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Terra Cotta Warriors

Local artists, in partnership with sponsoring

individuals or organizations, create unique designs

then applied to the surfaces of thirty-three 7-foot

tall, custom-formed fiberglass Terracotta Warriors.

The Terracotta Warrior is the artist’s canvas. The

artwork will be displayed in prominent public

spaces around the participating cities. A “Terracotta

Warrior Map” distributed throughout participating

communities shows the location, sponsor and artist

of each. Eleven statutes will be featured in Richmond

until September 2012. Visit

More Entertainment Options

The fun never stops in Richmond. At Riverport,

kids can whoop it up on the waterslides at the

Watermania aquatic centre.

Catch live roller derby at Minoru Arena, or witness

an eating contest at one of the two Night Markets.

Or play 18 holes of golf at the 6,641-yard, Les

Furber-designed course at the Mayfair Lakes Golf

and Country Club.

Ever dream you could fly only to awake exhilarated

and wishing you were still asleep? Now you can live

your dream in the incredible FlyZone Body Flight

indoor flight simulator. This mobile vertical wind

tunnel system lets you safely immerse yourself in the

world of high adventure skydiving -- without ever

having to pack and deploy a parachute, or jump out

of a perfectly good airplane. (

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Hotel stays in Richmond can be

whatever you want them to be.

Four-star pampering on an exciting

two-night getaway? Quaint coziness in

the heart of historic Steveston Village?

An affordable jumping-off point to

Vancouver via the Canada Line train?

Or a convenient layover before flying

out of Vancouver International Airport


One way or another, Richmond’s 27

international brand-name hotels deliver

the goods, every time.

If you are looking for something a

little cosier – check out our Bed and

Breakfasts on the directory in the back

of this destination guide.

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Accent Inns Vancouver Airport

10551 St. Edwards Dr.



Best Western Abercorn Inn @bwabercorninn

9260 Bridgeport Rd.

Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport

3031 No. 3 Rd.

Days Inn Vancouver Airport @DaysInnYVR

2840 Sexsmith Rd.

Delta Vancouver Airport @cessnahoteldog

3500 Cessna Dr.

Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

7311 Wesminster Hwy.

Executive Inn Express Vancouver Airport

9020 Bridgeport Rd.

Fairmont Vancouver Airport @fairmont_at_yvr

3111 grant McConachie Way

Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

8368 Alexandra Rd.

Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport @HamptonInn_YVR

8811 Bridgeport Rd.

Hilton Vancouver Airport @HiltonVanAprt

5911 Minoru Blvd.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport @hierichmond

10688 No. 6 Rd.!/pages/Holiday-Inn-Holiday-Inn-Express-of-Britis

Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport

10720 Cambie Rd.

La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport @LQ

8640 Alexandra Rd.

Quality Hotel Airport

7228 Westminster Hwy.

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport

8181 Cambie Rd.

Ramada Vancouver Airport

7188 Westminster Hwy.

River Rock Casino Resort @riverrockcasino

8811 River Rd.!/pages/River-Rock-Casino-Res

the hotel at The River Rock @riverrockcasino

8811 River Rd.!/pages/River-Rock-Casino-Res

Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport

3233 Edwards Dr.

Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport

10251 St. Edwards Dr.

Sheraton Vancouver Airport

7551 Westminster Hwy.

Steveston Hotel

12111 3rd Ave.

Travelodge Vancouver Airport @TravelodgeYVR

3071 St. Edwards Dr.!/pages/Travelodge-Hotel-Y

Vancouver Airport Marriot Hotel @yvrmarriot

7571 Westminster Hwy.

Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport

Canada Line Airport Shuttle Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Jacuzzi Health Club Restaurant(s) Accessibility Contact

(walk time)


✓ ✓ Ihop


7 mins. ✓ ✓ Highlander’s


5 mins. ✓ ✓


93016043?ref=ts 5 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓


via bus ✓ ✓ ✓ Pier 73 Restaurant


entre/149243631767483 10 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Carver’s Steakhouse


5 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓ Brooklyn


2 mins. onsite ✓ ✓ ✓ Globe@YVR


10 mins. ✓ ✓ Worldwide Café


5 mins. ✓ ✓


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ort/38104336290 2 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓ Tramonto

1-800 SANDMAN (726-3626)

✓ ✓ ✓ Moxie’s

1-800 SANDMAN (726-3626)

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Chop Steakhouse


5 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Harold’s Bistro


✓ The Buck & Ear


VR/125719670818797 10 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓ The Pantry


5 mins. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ American Grille


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415-5811 Cooney Road

Richmond BC, V6X 3M1, Canada

FREE Admission

Open 10AM to 5PM Mon to Fri

(except holidays)

Phone 604-303-6330

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YVR: Richmond’s Airport Gateway to the World

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is like an exciting city within Richmond. At the

2012 Skytrax World Airport Awards, YVR was named Best Airport in North America

for the third consecutive year. YVR was also ranked one of the top ten airports


Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is like an

exciting city within Richmond. At the 2012 Skytrax

World Airport Awards, YVR was named Best

Airport in North America for the third consecutive

year. YVR was also ranked one of the top ten

airports worldwide.

With hundreds of choices for shopping, dining,

health, relaxation, and accommodation – not to

mention free wi-fi internet access – the sky’s the

limit here, day or night.

From Art to Aquariums

Massively upgraded for the Vancouver 2010

Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the airport

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It goes beyond the cool green-blue hues that

characterize the terminals. Check out the public

art pieces, laden with native motifs. Most famous

is The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe,

a bursting-with-life sculpture by Bill Reid that’s

depicted on the Canadian $20 bill. Colourful totem

poles, canoes, and aboriginal wall art also catch

the eye.

Outside the International Terminal, admire the

huge YVR Green Wall, adorned with 30,000

plants. Inside, you’ll discover an indoor creek

and a 114,000-litre aquarium, burgeoning with

rockfish, anemones, and other species. A waterfall

soothingly greets new arrivals at immigration.

YVR is located in Richmond -

the gateway to the Lower Mainland!

Delegates, friends and family

are sure to be impressed

arriving at our first class


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With more than 160 retail outlets, YVR caters to every taste. Chocolate,

books, music, jewelry, souvenirs, duty-free liquor and perfumes, and more

await savvy shoppers.

Heavenly Hotel Stays

Location, location, location. The Fairmont

Vancouver Airport has that and more. Attached

directly to the International Terminal, this AAA Four

Diamond hotel has cracked TripAdvisor’s Top 10

Luxury Hotels in Canada for 10 consecutive years.

Sip the signature cocktails at the Jetside Bar and

enjoy a lifestyle menu designed around dietary

needs at the Globe@YVR restaurant while you

drink in the sweeping views of landings and takeoffs.

Soundproof rooms, sumptuous beds, air-jetted

tubs, a spacious fitness centre, pool, and an on-site

Absolute Spa add to the amenities. It’s ideal for

an overnight stay, particularly if you have an early


Airport Shopping

Naturally, you can stock up here on Canadian

specialties like maple syrup and smoked salmon.

Yet with more than 160 retail outlets, YVR caters

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to every taste. Chocolate, books, music, jewelry,

souvenirs, duty-free liquor and perfumes, and more

await savvy shoppers. World Duty-Free Group

shops offer the savvy traveller top trends to buy

along their journey ( ).

Come the holidays, it’s a great place for Christmas

shopping without the lineups.

Transportation Options Galore

Ready to leave YVR and explore Richmond

or nearby Vancouver? Transportation options

abound. Hop on the fast, affordable Canada Line

train or on public bus. Rent a car or grab a taxi,

sedan, or limo. Airport parking, cycling lanes, and

buses to Whistler (like Pacific Coach Lines: www., Victoria, and the United States

offer more options.

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Central, fully equipped and perfect for hosting. Richmond offers a number of first class venues to host your next meeting.

Olympic Legacy at the Richmond Olympic Oval

Now you too can skate under the Olympic Oval,

which hosted the 2010 Winter Games long-track

speed-skating, where the Netherlands, Korea,

United States, Czech Republic, Germany and

Canada celebrated gold medal victories.

This breathtaking venue is on the banks of the

Fraser River and has not only helped athletes

become gold medal winners, but is itself a winner

of the Institution of Structural Engineers’ top award

for Sports or Leisure Structures.

Family Fitness Fun

You can easily spend hours at the Oval, whether

training like an Olympian or romping with the family.

It’s a great getaway after visiting local restaurants or

cultural sites.

Discover a breathtaking range of fitness options.

Two Olympic-sized ice rinks. Basketball and

volleyball courts. Ping-pong tables. Indoor soccer

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fields. Running tracks and rowing machines.

Strength and cardio equipment. Kids’ programs

from skating lessons to Taekwondo. A new indoor

40 foot climbing wall that just opened.

How the Oval Came to Be

The Oval was built from 2005 to 2008 on the banks

of the Fraser River. It cost $178 million, covering

512,000 square feet and featuring a “wood wave”

roof that mimicks a heron’s wing. After the Games

ended, the Oval was quickly converted into a cuttingedge,

world-class, multi-sport and recreation centre.

Oval Tours

Prefer to learn more about the Richmond Olympic

Oval’s architecture, sustainable environmental

features, and public art without working out? Phone

778-296-1400 or visit to book your

guided group tour. The Oval can also be rented for

meetings, birthday parties, and field trips.

World-class facilities built for the 2010 Olympics are now

a vibrant part of the Richmond community.

A first class option for staying fit during your visit!

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All year round Richmond’s parks offer bustling activity or a peaceful retreat.


If your favourite colour is green, you’re in the right city

Want a break from fast-paced shopping, dining, and

entertainment? Richmond’s lush, green parks are a

breath of fresh air.

Across the city’s 17 islands, discover more than

90 parks, perfect for picnicking, cycling, hiking,

or watching wildlife. With endless dyke trails and

walkways to explore, you’ll soak up the monumental

views of the nearby Coast Mountains and Vancouver

Island. Flat terrain helps with accessibility for seniors

and for those with disabilities.

Garry Point Park

If someone tells you to go fly a kite, don’t get mad.

Instead, head to Steveston’s Garry Point Park, one

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of Metro Vancouver’s best kite-flying destinations.

Runners, cyclists, and dogwalkers have also flocked

to this romantically windswept park at the mouth

of the Fraser River for decades. Sandy beaches,

seagulls, and passing ships create a beautiful vista.

Pause to pay your respects at the Fisherman’s Needle

monument, honouring local fishermen who died

at sea. Then stroll along the Steveston Waterfront

Greenway, which brings you right into the historic

fishing village.

Dragon Boat teams

practicing along the

river are a common sight.

The endless trail system offers picturesque vistas throughout

Richmond. By bike or on foot these hidden gems are a relaxing

addition to your stay.

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About 1.4 million birds use Richmond as a migration stop-over site each

year. It’s part of the Pacific Flyway route.

Minoru Park

Minoru park has a place in Canadian history. In the

early 1900’s it was the site of a racetrack, and in

1910 the first powered flight in Western Canada

took off from Minoru park. Situated in the City

Centre, Minoru Park is a great place to jog, play

tennis, have a soccer game, or shoot some hoops.

The park is home to an aquatic centre and ice rinks.

You might spot bunnies and ducks while admiring

perennial flowers.

You can also visit the Richmond Cultural Centre,

which includes the city museum and art gallery.

Theatre buffs gravitate to the Gateway Theatre,

which stages beloved classic plays, and couples can

get married at the charming Minoru Chapel.

Richmond Nature Park

Imagine some 200 acres of bogland teeming with

wildlife, revealing how Richmond looked in its

original, natural state. That vision becomes reality

at the Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster


From owls, eagles and hummingbirds to deer and

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frogs, it’s home to more than 100 species. Roam

the Richmond Nature Park on woodchip trails and

elevated boardwalks. Check out the beehive and

other interactive exhibits at the on-site Nature


More Parks in Richmond

Richmond has a park for every taste. Go birdwatching

amid sand dunes at Iona Island Regional

Park. Discover more birds plus abundant plant life

at the Terra Nova Natural Area at the West end of

Westminster Highway. Or delve into Richmond’s

seafaring and farming history at city parks like

Britannia Heritage Shipyard and London Heritage


Getting the most out of Richmond during your stay is quick & easy to do!

Self-Guided Tours

Try a customized itinerary to get the most out of Richmond

Here are some self-guided tours that showcase

Richmond’s culture, history, nature, and more.

For more suggested itineraries, from wineries and

dining to shopping and family fun, contact Tourism

Richmond (

Golden Village Tour

Just off No. 3 Road, taste a super-charged world

of Asian shopping and dining within a four-block

radius. Three exotic shopping malls side by side:

Parker Place, Yaohan Centre, and Aberdeen Centre.

Restaurants galore – Chinese, Japanese, Korean,

Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese – including more than

200 on Alexandra Road, nicknamed “Food Street.”

Get off the Canada Line train (Aberdeen Station)

and explore on foot if you wish.

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Historic & Active Fishing Village of Steveston Tour

Start at London Heritage Farm with tea and scones

in an 1880’s farmhouse. Drive west along the Fraser

River to Britannia Heritage Shipyard and explore

turn-of-the-century boatworks and bunkhouses.

Visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and learn what

once made Steveston the world’s salmon-canning


Dine on West Coast seafood at the wharf, or

buy fresh fish right off the boats. After boutique

shopping in Steveston Village, finish with an

oceanfront stroll at Garry Point Park.

Richmond Culture Tour

Visit the colourful Golden Village. Then drive along

No. 5 Road, the “Highway to Heaven,” and admire

shrines of all faiths. Don’t miss the International

Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway and

the Nanaksar Gurdwara Gurusikh Temple on

Westminster Highway.

Head down to Steveston to see the Gulf of Georgia

Cannery and Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Add on

London Heritage Farm, the Steveston Museum, and

the Japanese Garden with bonsai bushes at the

Steveston Community Centre.

Change gears, and admire Richmond’s public art.

Pieces are clustered near Richmond City Centre.

Conclude in Minoru Park, with art and museum

exhibitions at the Richmond Cultural Centre or live

theatre at the Gateway Theatre.

Richmond Nature Tour

Kick off your green expedition in the Richmond

Nature Park, featuring 200 acres of trails, bogs, and

birds. View herons and raptors at the Terra Nova

Natural Area at the end of Westminster Highway.

Go south to Steveston, rent a bike, and cycle along

the waterfront, enjoying Garry Point Park’s ocean

and mountain views. More than 80 kilometres

(50 miles) of trails, walkways, and bike routes are

waiting for you to explore. Check out the map from

the City of Richmond (


Like to bike? Rent wheels at Village bikes. With some

80 kilometres (50 miles) of bike routes, walkways,

and dyke trails in flat Richmond, cycling options

are inexhaustible. Child trailers are also available


One pleasant route is along Dyke Road on the Fraser

River, passing London Heritage Farm. You can also

cycle north on the waterfront, admiring the distant

North Shore Mountains, or take a spin over to Sea

Island, where Iona Beach Regional Park beckons.

Mountain bikers can test their skills with jumps and

obstacle sections at the Steveston Bike Park, located

at the south tip of No. 2 Road.

Need more ideas?

Come and chat!


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Central, fully equipped and perfect for hosting. Richmond offers a number of first class venues to host your next meeting.

Meeting Spaces

Mixing business with pleasure? Host your next meeting with us!

Meeting and event planners who have previously

booked in this city know it truly shines when it

comes to hosting up to 500+ delegates – there

is a wealth of unique and traditional meeting,

convention and wedding facilities located

throughout 27 brand name hotels and off-site

venues. Most importantly, meeting and event

planners receive the advice and support of Tourism

Richmond’s on-the-ground team who make

life easier with a personalized “can do” service


Richmond is a dynamic city, growing in popularity

with meeting and event planners due to its myriad

of unexpected surprises. Picture top notch venues

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in a coastal setting, an international airport

connected to a rapid transit system and an Asian

culture and culinary offerings that reflect Chinese

New Year 365 days a year. These are just some of

the ‘secrets’ that are attracting businesses looking

for great results.

Richmond stands apart from all other North

American cities thanks to its authentic Asian

influences. With a 65 per cent Asian population

and with more residents of Chinese ancestry

than any other Canadian city, Richmond offers

delegates a genuine taste of the Far East on

Metro Vancouver’s West Coast. The bustling city

centre, dubbed the Golden Village, is Canada’s

most vibrant Asian community, boasting three

With Vancouver International

Airport in our backyard, Richmond is

easy to access and affordable!

Hong Kong-style malls and more than 400 Asian

shops and services. Moreover, we are known to

have the “best Chinese food outside of China,”

boasting dim sum, hot pot and congee eateries

at every corner. And, if that isn’t enough, our two

Night Markets which attract thousands of visitors

a night on weekends (May through September)

is an incredible evening of fun for delegates.

Our Summer Night Market was declared in 2011

by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the top

five night markets in the world. Visitors enjoy

unique Asian street food and hundreds of quirky

merchandise tables.

Catering & accommodation are seamless additions to your travel plan.

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Arrivals B&B Vancouver Airport

10920 Ashcroft Avenue

Richmond BC V7A 3C1


Chestnut Tree Cottage B&B

2280 Douglas Crescent

Richmond BC V7B 1E9


The Seabreeze Guest House

3111 Springside Place

Richmond BC V7E 1X3


Vancouver Sea Island B&B

2360 McLeod Ave.

Richmond BC V6X 2N1



6 Pack Beach

115-13180 Mitchell Road

Richmond BC V6V 1M8


Britannia Heritage Shipyard

5180 Westwater Drive

Richmond BC V7E 6P3


Gateway Theatre

6500 Gilbert Rd.

Richmond BC V7C 3V4


Fly Zone Bodyflight Inc.


Gulf of Georgia Cannery

National Historic Site

12138 Fourth Avenue

Richmond BC V7E 3J1


International Buddhist Society

9160 Steveston Hwy.

Richmond BC V7A 1M5


K fever Karaoke

1018-8300 Capstan Way

Richmond BC V6X 4B7


London Heritage Farm Society

6511 Dyke Road

Richmond BC V7E 3R3


Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country


5460 No. 7 Road

Richmond BC V6V 1R7


Richmond Art Gallery

180 - 7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond BC V6Y 1R9


Richmond Go-Karting

6631 Sidaway Rd.

Richmond BC V6W 1B7


Richmond Museum & Heritage


180 - 7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond BC V6Y 1R9


Richmond Nature Park

11851 Westminster Hwy.

Richmond BC V6X 1V4


Richmond Olympic Oval

6111 River Road

Richmond BC V7C 0A2


Richmond Night Market

8351 River Road

Richmond BC V6X 4A5


River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Road

Richmond BC V6X 3P8



Riverport Business Park

14671 Entertainment Blvd.

Richmond BC V6W 1K3


Rufus Lin Gallery

415-5811 Cooney Road

Richmond BC V6X 3M1


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Sportstown BC

4991 No. 5 Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 2V5


Steveston Eco Tours Ltd


Steveston Museum

3811 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A0


Steveston Seabreeze Adventures


12551 No. 1 Rd.

Richmond BC V7E 1T2


Summer Night Market

12631 Vulcan Way

Richmond BC V6X 2W2


Thrangu Monastery Association

8140 No. 5 Road

Richmond BC V6Y 2V4


Vancouver International Buddhist

Progress Society

6680-8181 Cambie Road

Richmond BC V6X 3X9


Vancouver Whale Watch

210-12240 2nd Avenue

Richmond BC V7E 3L8





14300 Entertainment Blvd.

Richmond BC V6W 1K3




Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift


12051 3rd Ave.

Richmond BC V7E 3K1


Bell’s Bake Shop

110-12211 First Avenue

Richmond BC V7E 3M3


Blenz Coffee

105 - 3900 Bayview Street

Richmond BC V7E 4R7


Caesars Bar & Grill

3880 Steveston Hwy

Richmond BC V7E 2K2


Cup a corn


Dave’s Fish & Chips

3460 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A2


Hog Shack Cookhouse

160 - 3900 Bayview St.

Richmond BC V7E 4R7


Nooch snack & chill

6900 No. 3 Road

Richmond BC V6V 2R3


Outpost Mini Donut Co.

110 - 12240 Second


Richmond BC V7E 3L8


Pajos Fish & Chips


Pat’s Galley

110 - 3900 Bayview Street

Richmond BC V7E 4R7


Rocanini Coffee Roasters

115-3900 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A6


Sarah’s Original & Old

Fashioned Ice Cream

110-3500 Moncton ST

Richmond BC V7E 3A2


Screamers Soft Serve & Treats

3rd Avenue & Bayview

Richmond BC V5V 1E1


Steveston Bakery

12231 No. 1 Road

Richmond BC V7E 1T6


Steveston Coffee Company

Unit 110 3511 Moncton St.

Richmond BC V7E 3A3


Waves Coffee House

5951 No. 3 Road

Richmond BC V6X 2E3


Zephyr Tea House Cafe

100 - 7911 Alderbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 2A4



Cattle Cafe

1020 - 8580 Alexandra Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 4B3


Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant

1150- 8391 Alexandra Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 3W5


Claypot Hot Pot and BBQ

105 - 8291 Alexandra Road

Richmond BC V6X


Continental Seafood


150 - 11700 Cambie Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 1L5


Fisherman’s Terrace Restaurant

3580 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 4J7


The Jade Seafood Restaurant

8511 Alexandra Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 1C3


Point Zero Four

Fusion Restaurant

160-8500 Alexandra Rd

Richmond BC V6X 3L4


Shanghai River Restaurant

110 - 7831 Westminster Hwy

Richmond BC V6X 4J4


Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant

2200 - 4540 No. 3 Road

Richmond BC

V6X 4E4


Su Hang Restaurant

100-9201 Ackroyd Road

Richmond BC V6X 3K5


Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant

102 - 4940 No. 3 Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 3A5



Kisamos Greek Taverna

3420 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A2


Mad Greek Restaurant

7260 Westminster Hwy.

Richmond BC V6X 1A1



Butaya Restaurant

190-8400 Alexandra Road

Richmond BC V6X1C3


Ichiro Japanese Restaurant

110-12011 2nd Ave

Richmond BC V7E3L6


Manzo Itamae

Japanese Restaurant

120-9020 Capstan Way

Richmond BC V6X 3V9


Manzo Izakaya

2170-8391 Alexandra Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 3W5


Saboten Aberdeen Restaurant Ltd

3180 Aberdeen Centre 4151

Hazelbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 4J7


Yokohama Teppanyaki Restaurant

140-12251 No. 1 Rd.

Richmond BC V7E 1T6



Jang Mo Jib Korean Restaurant

8320 Alexandra Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 1C4



Tapenade Mediterranean Bistro

3711 Bayview St.

Richmond BC V7E 3B6


Pub/Sports Bar

Boston Pizza - Ackroyd

50 - 8100 Ackroyd Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 3K2


Boston Pizza - Ironwood

2000-11662 Steveston Hwy

Richmond BC V7A 1N6


Legends Pub & Restaurant

6511 Buswell St

Richmond BC V6Y 3B5


Shark Club - Richmond

10253 St. Edwards Drive

Richmond BC V6X 2M9


The Suburban Well

113-5188 Westminster Hwy

Richmond BC v6v 1a4



Blue Canoe Waterfront


140-3866 Bayview St.

Richmond BC V7E 1H9


Boathouse Restaurant Richmond

100-8331 River Road

Richmond BC V6X 1Y1


Chop Steakhouse & Bar

10251 St. Edwards Drive

Richmond BC V6X 2M9


Keg Restaurant - Richmond

11151 No. 5 Road

Richmond BC V7A 4E8


Mandalay Lounge & Steakhouse

140 - 3900 Bayview Street

Richmond BC V7E 4R7


Sockeye City Grill

108 - 3800 Bayview St.

Richmond BC V7E 4R7


The Crab King

3540 Bayview st

Richmond BC V7E 3R8



Chef Hung Taiwanese

Beef Noodle

4151 Hazelbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 4J7


Delicious Cuisine

100-7911 Alderbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 2A4



Westlake Vietnamese Kitchen

105-4800 No.3 Road

Richmond BC V6X 3A6



Aberdeen Centre

4151 Hazelbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 4J7


Christine Jewellers Ltd.

1245-4380 No. 3 Road

Richmond BC V6X 3V7


cita communications

303 - 5360 Airport Road South

Richmond BC V7B 1B4


(888) 593-2482

Costco Wholesale

9151 Bridgeport Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 3L9


Daiso Store Canada Ltd.

1080-4151 Hazelbridge


Richmond BC V6X 4J7


Juvelisto Design

120-3500 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A2


Lansdowne Centre

5300 No. 3 Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 2X9


A Monkey Tree

12211 1st Ave

Richmond BC V7E 3M3


Parker Place Mall

1605-4311 Hazelbridge


Richmond BC V6X 3L7



100 - 3580 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A4


Richmond Centre

1400 - 6551 No. 3 Rd.

Richmond BC V6Y 2B6


Sinfully the Best

13- 3993 Chatham Street

Richmond BC V7E 2Z6


Steveston Landing

110 - 3800 Bayview St.

Richmond BC V7E 1R7


World Duty Free Group


Yaohan Centre

#2600 - 3700 No. 3 Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 3X2



Lacquer Beauty Bar

110-3900 Moncton Street

Richmond BC V7E 3A6


Spa Versante Wellness Ltd

120-8280 Lansdowne Road

Richmond BC V6X 0B2


Steveston Tattoo Company

12020 1st Avenue

Richmond BC V7E 3L9



Budget Rent a Car

3691 No.3 Road

Richmond BC V6X 2B8



7119 River Rd.

Delta BC V4G 1A9


Fraserway RV



Village Bike Rentals

3891 Moncton

Richmond BC V7C 3L9



Big Bus

321 Water Street

Vancouver BC V6B 1B8



Big Pink Sightseeing

3945 Myrtle Street

Burnaby BC V5C 4G3




Landsea Tours

680 Industrial Avenue

Vancouver BC V6A 2P3



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Our Members

Rocky Mountaineer


101 - 369 Terminal Ave

Vancouver BC V6A 4C4


(877) 460-3200

Vancouver Trolley Company

875 Terminal Avenue

Vancouver BC V6A 2M9


(888) 451-5581

West Coast Sightseeing Ltd.



Aerocar Service


Charter Bus Lines of BC


Garden City Cabs of Richmond


Harbour Air Seaplanes

4760 Inglis Drive

Richmond BC V7B 1W4


Helijet International Inc.

5911 Airport Rd. South

Richmond BC V7B 1B5


International Stage Lines


Kimber Cabs Ltd


Pacific Coach Lines Ltd.



Richmond Taxi Company Ltd.


(866) 763-8294

Universal Coach Line Ltd.


VTC Coach Services

875 Terminal Avenue

Vancouver BC V6A 2M9


XO Tours Canada Ltd



CAL Travel International

50-10551 Shellbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 2W9


Can China International Tours

2018 - 8700 McKim Way

Richmond BC V6X 4A5

Canada Inter-Mile Travel Inc.

150- 10451 Shellbridge Way

Richmond BC V6X 2W8


Canadian Grand Holidays

105- 8877 Odlin Crescent

Richmond BC V6X 3Z7


Cantop Tours & Travel Ltd


Caremet Travel


JTB International (Canada) Ltd.

8899 Odlin Crescent

Richmond BC V6X 3Z7


Utopia Travel Inc.

NTS International Group

2180 - 8766 McKim Way

Richmond BC V6X 4G4



Isabella Winery Ltd

11491 River Rd.

Richmond BC V6X 1Z6


Lulu Island Winery

16880 Westminster Hwy.

Richmond BC V6V 1A8


64 1.877.247.0777

Sanduz Estate Wines

12791 Blundell Rd at Sideway

Rd Richmond BC V6W 1B4


Outside of Richmond


Aava Whistler Hotel

4005 Whistler Way

Whistler BC V0N 1B4


BC Bed & Breakfast

Innkeepers Guild


Beachcomber RV Park

3290 Campion Road

Saanichton BC V8M 1W7


Best Western PLUS

Inner Harbour

412 Quebec Street

Victoria BC V8V 1W5



Best Western Northgate Hotel

6450 Metral Drive

Nanaimo BC V9T 2L8



Coast Tsawwassen Inn

1665 - 56th St.

Delta BC V4L 2B2



Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel

1041 SW Marine Dr.

Vancouver BC V6P 6L6


Days Inn - Vancouver Downtown

921 West Pender St.

Vancouver BC V6C 1M2


(877) 681-4335

Granville Island Hotel

1253 Johnston St.

Vancouver BC V6H 3R9


La Quinta Inn & Suites

Downtown Seattle

2224 8th Avenue

Seattle WA 98121



LaConner Channel Lodge /

Country Inn

205 N. First Street

La Conner WA 98257


Langara Island Lodge


(800) 668-7544

Ramada Inn & Suites

Downtown Vancouver

1221 Granville St.

Vancouver BC V6Z 1M6


(888) 835-0078

Sea to Sky Hotel

40330 Tantalus Way

Garibaldi Heights

BC V0N 1T0



Suiteliving Furnished

Apartment Rentals

880-1001 West Broadway

Vancouver BC V6H4E4



The Listel Hotel Whistler

4121 Village Green

Whistler BC V0N 1B4



Victorian Hotel

514 Homer Street

Vancouver BC V6B 2V6



YWCA Hotel

733 Beatty St.

Vancouver BC V6B 2M8



Outside of Richmond


Britannia Mine Museum

1 Forbes Way

Britannia Beach BC V0N 1J0

(800) 896-4044

Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Ave.

Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1J8

250.652.4422 866.652.4422

Capilano Suspension

Bridge & Park

3735 Capilano Road

North Vancouver BC

V7R 4J1


(877) 985-7474

Chilliwack River Rafting


49704 Chilliwack Lake Road

Chilliwack BC V4Z 1A7


(800) 410-7238

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical

Chinese Garden

578 Carrall St

Vancouver BC V6B 5K2



Grouse Mountain Resort

6400 Nancy Greene Way

North Vancouver BC V7R4K9


Harbour Cruises Ltd

Harbour Cruises Marina

Vancouver BC V6G 2W9


800 663 1500

Prince of Whales Whale


812 Wharf St.

Victoria BC V8W 1T3



Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville Street

Victoria BC V8W 9W2


Royal BC Museum at

Wing Sang

51 East Pender Street

Vancouver BC V8W 9W2


Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Sidney BC V8L 4X3


Skydive Vancouver

1792 Alberni Street

Vancouver BC V6G 1C9


Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours


Sunshine Coast Tourism Canada

(866) 941-3883

Tourism Sun Peaks

Suite 50 - 3150 Creekside Way

Sun Peaks BC V0E 1Z1



Vancouver Aquarium

PO Box 3232

Vancouver BC V6B 3X8


Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street

Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7


Vancouver Attractions Group


Vancouver Lookout

555 West Hastings St.

Vancouver BC V6B 4N6


Victoria Attractions Association


Whistler Blackcomb

4545 Blackcomb Way

Whistler BC V0N 1B2


Wild Whales Vancouver

1806 Mast Tower Rd.

Vancouver BC V6H 4B6


Ziptrek Ecotours Inc.

4282 Mountain Square

Whistler BC V0N1B4


Outside of Richmond


Hill’s Native Art

165 Water Street

Vancouver BC V6B 1A7



Metropolis at Metrotown

604-4720 Kingsway

Burnaby BC V5H 4N2


Outside of Richmond

Event Suppliers

BC Event Management


Bread Garden Catering


Bright Ideas Event Coordinators



(877) 303-7707

CMYK Solutions Inc


Flamingo Gifts &


140-2288 No. 5 Road

Richmond BC V6X 2T1


Genumark Promotiona



John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

7277 River Road

Richmond BC V6X 1X5


JRE Promotional Products


Levy Show Services Inc.


Peake of Catering


Riverside Banquet Halls

14500 River Rd.

Richmond BC V6V 1L4


Rowe Event & Show Services




Unit 145 - 13988 Maycrest Way

Richmond BC V6V 3C3


Sweet Lulu’s Costume Company

(778) 397-3777

Other Members

Canada Asia Pacific

Business Association


Gastown Business

Improvement Society







Kwantlen Polytechnic University

- Richmond campus


L.A. Translations & Design Ltd.

200 - 1892 W Broadway

Vancouver BC V6J 1Y9



Port Metro Vancouver

100-999 Canada Place

Vancouver BC V6C 3T4


(866) 284-4271



Pryke Lambert Leathley


500 - 5811 Cooney Rd

Richmond BC V6X 3M1


Richmond Centre for Disability


100-5671 No. 3 Road

Richmond BC V6X 2C7


Richmond Chamber

of Commerce

101-5811 Cooney Road

Richmond BC V6X 3P6


Richmond Chinese

Community Society

#208 - 8171 Park Road

Richmond BC V6Y 1S9


Richmond News


Richmond Orchestra &

Chorus Association


The Richmond Review


Sister City Committee


Steveston Community



Steveston Insider/Palla



The Steveston Villager

Business Directory


Tourism Vancouver

Ste. 210 - 200 Burrard St.

Vancouver BC V6C 3L6


Vancouver Airport


3211 Grant

McConachie Way

Richmond BC V7B 1Y7


Vancouver Chinatown

BIA Society


Volunteer Richmond

Information Services

190 - 7000 Minoru Blvd.

Richmond BC V6Y 3Z5


WHERE Vancouver


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