Richmond is more than just the home of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Indeed, the city that helped to co-host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games abounds with unique experiences that go far beyond arrivals and departures.

Known for having the best Chinese food outside China, “Food Street” (a.k.a. Alexandra Road) is not to be missed, whether you want bubble tea, dim sum or noodles. For a different flavour, head down to the docks and get fresh-made fish and chips in historic Steveston, where you can also explore heritage shipyards and the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery. 

In Richmond, shopaholics will discover a diverse shopping scene: snag Asian goods, electronics and quirky fashions at Parker Place, Yaohan Centre and Aberdeen Centre. Or, visit Steveston’s quaint boutiques for an entirely different experience.

Want to get outside? Go whale-watching, or rent bicycles and pedal and picnic along 45 kilometres (28 miles) of flat dyke trails.

Whether you have an afternoon or a weekend, time flies when you’re exploring Richmond. 

Colin Wong
Director of Communications
Tourism Richmond
#205 South Tower, 5811 Cooney Road
Richmond BC  V6X 3M1
Phone: 604-821-5481

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