A Guide on Things to Do
in Richmond BC

Tips on things to do in Richmond BC, Information on Hotels, Restaurants and local Attractions.


What to do in Richmond

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 2, 2017

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Love walking by the river in Richmond!

If you’re looking to sightsee, shop or explore the outdoors, there are many activities to do in Richmond BC. In 2010, the Olympic winter games were held here and Richmond was home to speed skating events at the Richmond Oval.

Now that the Olympics are over, the Richmond oval has been redesigned for residents and visitors to enjoy a number of different activities at the Oval.

Located close to the river and Pacific Ocean, Richmond's weather can change daily...no hourly, it can be cloudy one hour then sunny for the rest of the day. This make being outside in the ever changing weather of Richmond a challenge and an exciting time.

Things to Do in Richmond BC

Walk or Cycle - Richmond is an Island that is flat, sits below sea level and is surrounded by dykes. This makes for an easy and interesting place to walk or cycle, you’ll also find lots of paths and bike lanes to get you around! This is one of our favorite things to do in Richmond BC.

Richmond Night Markets – Western Canada’s only Asian nighttime street market, with over 400 vendors with stalls selling everything from ties to watches to latest electronic gadgets. The night market has lots of cheap tasty food at the many take away stalls, with entertainment too. This is a really fun place on warm weekend evening in Richmond. Location: 12631 Vulcan Way Richmond.

Shopping in Richmond BC - If shopping is your thing then you might want to check out the many shops and malls on No. 3 Road, the main hub of shopping in Richmond BC.

Chinese Malls in Richmond BC – “Asia West” Aberdeen Mall Yohan Center and Parker Place are some of the many asian stores and markets to explore in Richmond.

River Rock Casino – Richmond’s new resort and entertainment complex, with luxury accommodations and great entertainment. It’s an extremely popular place to visit no matter what time of year.

Local wineries – Looking for something out of the ordinary to do in Richmond BC? There are great local fruit and grape wineries in the Richmond BC area to visit. Go here for directions and information about
wineries in Richmond and Vancouver.

Steveston Village - For a unique experience while visiting Richmond,visit an old fishing village known as Steveston Village. There are heritage buildings, waterfront walkways, stores and restaurants! Steveston Village is ranked #1 in the things to do in Richmond BC by visitors and locals alike.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery - This local attraction is located in Steveston on the Fraser River. This heritage site is one of the last salmon canneries of the 19th century, which is now a museum where you can step back in time and see life as it was in the West Coast fishing industry. With tours and exhibits it’s a great place to explore!

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The Britannia Heritage Shipyard - Also located in Steveston Village is the Britannia Heritage Shipyard. This historic site is a rare example of what life was like years ago, with unique buildings on pilings connected by boardwalks. Check out the new projects that are underway as they restore the past for future generations to enjoy.


Garry Point - This is a great place to spend the day. Many locals come here to fly kites or cycle around on the nearby dike.

Fresh seafood - Visit the Steveston docks and buy fresh seafood right off the boats.


Discounts and Information on Richmond BC

Photos of Richmond

Here are some nice Photos of Richmond and Steveston that we have taken.

Best Restaurants in Richmond BC

Restaurants in Richmond, BC

- There are hundreds of restaurants in Richmond! You can find Greek, Thai, Italian, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Cantonese and Shanghai food in both fine dining establishments as well as take away places (try the Richmond Public market for a quick, cheap Chinese lunch!) Hot-pot restaurants are also very popular.

You’ll find some of the best “all you can eat” Japanese Sushi restaurants in all of Vancouver. Visitors from all over the world rave about the sushi in Richmond!

Check out our Guide to Restaurants in Richmond BC

Pubs in Richmond BC - There are many local pubs in Richmond. Here are a few that are worth checking out. The Foggy dew, Elephant & Castle, Legends, O’Hare’s and J Malones Bar and Grill.

Best Places to Stay in Richmond BC

Whether you are looking for luxury or cheap accommodations, Richmond has a wide variety of places to stay. Look at our reviews on Hotels in Richmond and near Vancouver airport.

Keep checking back as we continue to add more information about things to do in Richmond BC and its surrounding attractions!

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