Things to do in Richmond

Richmond Night Market

Located next to the Bridgeport Station on the Canada Line

Admission is $3.25 per person, free for children under 10yrs. The market features lots of food stalls, music and entertainment and of course lots of shopping. Remember to take cash as many vendors do not take cards of any kind. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m.

Steveston Village and Fisherman's Wharf

From the Richmond-Brighouse Skytrain station, take the #402 bus south

Steveston's Heritage has been well preserved here. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, the Britannia Heritage Shipyard and the London Heritage Farm have all been preserved so visitors can see what life was like at the time. Steveston Village is worth a visit just to wander around town and take in the sights. The ABC TV show Once Upon a Time was filmed here, so if you are a fan you will recognize a lot of the town.

Save some time to check out the Fisherman's Wharf. This is a popular place for the locals to get the best and freshest regional seafood.

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Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours

A variety of tours are available leaving from Steveston.

Places to eat

Food Street or Wai Sek to the locals, Alexander Road is a scant three blocks long but is home to over 200 restaurants. Most every type of Asian food is available with a sprinkling of European restaurants as well. Parking is a problem at peak hours. It is walkable from either the Landsdowne or Aberdeen Skytrain stations.

Most mall food courts in North America feature the same well known chains of fast food giants. Aberdeen Centre is the largest Asian mall outside of asia. Its 800-seat food court features over 20 food stalls and is located close to the Aberdeen Skytrain station.

Another local favourite is the food court at the top of the Richmond Public Market, described on Yelp as 'high on variety, low on charm', 'gritty and cheap'. You can watch the chef at the Xi'an Cuisine as he hand pulls and stretches the dough to make the noodles for your order. The Market is a 5 minute (450m) walk from the Richmond-Brighouse Skytrain station.

The George C Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Known as one of the best bird watching sites in Canada it is only a short drive from Richmond; it is not accessible via public transit. Located on Westham island in the north-south flight path for many species. September is an excellent month to visit, with 142 of the 195 regularly-occurring species found on most visits, and the potential to see some of the 'accidental/casual' species as well. Bring binoculars and your camera!

The Sanctuary closes promptly at 4 pm so arrive early.

George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Take a Hike

There are dozens of walking trails in Richmond. Check out the city's website for a complete list. ( ) Many of the trails are part of the Richmond Dyke System so they offer excellent water views. Here are a few of the most popular.


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