Things to Do
Planning a trip to Richmond, BC and looking for things to do? From exploring the great outdoors to discovering new cultures, this vibrant city has something for all ages, interests and abilities!
Only in Richmond
There are some things you can only do in Richmond! Roam the food and shopping stalls at our two Asian night markets; visit the Richmond Olympic Oval and check out the interactive sport simulators at the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX); snap photos of some of our amazing public art; re-live maritime history at our two national historic sites; enjoy our unique nightlife scene (which has more to do with food and escape games than bars and dancing); walk the streets of the historic village of Steveston, home of Canada’s largest fishing fleet; explore the 200+ restaurants on Food Street; and step into Storybrooke, Richmond’s alter ego on the TV show Once Upon a time.
Experience the Outdoors
Richmond is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. There are over 80 km (50 miles) of trails throughout the city that you can explore on foot or by bike, and many of the trails connect local parks and beaches. You can also spend some time checking out the local wildlife - Richmond is located along the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory route for birds; but if you’re looking for something bigger, whale watching might just be the thing for you! And while you’re here, you can also go golfing, fishing, and geocaching to round out your stay.
Shop ‘til You Drop
You’ll find a fantastic mix of shopping centres, specialty food shops, wineries & breweries, and so much more within Richmond. Be sure to hit up areas such as the Golden Village, where you can visit a variety of Asian shopping centres, and Steveston, where you’ll find unique shops selling everything from home décor to the latest fashions.
Check out our Destination Guide for more ideas on things to do in Richmond, BC!