Night Markets in Richmond, BC
With a population that is 65 per cent Asian, Richmond's two acclaimed Asian summer night markets showcase an impressive cross-section of cultures and cuisines. The Richmond Night Market and the Panda Market (known in the past as the International Summer Night Market) host a total of nearly 140 food stalls and over 400 retail vendors combined!
Discover a world of delicious foods including spiral potatoes on a skewer, barbecued skewers of meat and seafood (including squid, a market favourite), hand-pulled ramen, mango desserts and drinks, dragon's beard candy, bubble waffles, much and more.
Retail vendors at both night markets bring together some of the hottest items and most unique accessories - including jewelry, clothing, cell phone accessories and everything you didn't know you needed - at inexpensive, street-side prices. And both the Panda Market and the Richmond Night Market also offer a diverse array of entertainment every night, ranging from live performances to carnival games.
Be sure to bring cash with you, though there are ATMs on site the lineups can be a bit long. And make sure you bring your appetite, there’s no shortage of things to try!
Insider tip: these markets can get very busy, so try to take public transit, car pool, or ride your bike if you can.
Richmond Night Market
Open: May 13, 2016 to October 10, 2016; 7 pm to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm to 11 pm Sundays and holiday Mondays.
Location: 8351 River Road, next to Bridgeport Station on the Canada Line.
Cost: General admission is $3.25, FREE admission for children 10 and under and for seniors 60 and up (with ID). Also available: $20 transferable Zoom Passes for express entrance (perfect if you plan to visit often).
How to get there by transit: Take the Canada Line to Bridgeport Station and then walk west along River Road to the market.
How to get there by car: Head north on No. 3 Road at Bridgeport Road and follow the signs. Parking is free.
Open: April 29, 2016 to September 11, 2016; 7 pm to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm to 11 pm Sundays and holiday Mondays.
Location: 12631 Vulcan Way, just west of the Knight Street Bridge.
Cost: Admission is free, street parking is free. Lot parking is $4.
How to get there by car: Head north on No. 5 Road at Bridgeport Road, turn right on River Road and then follow the signs.
Note: Panda Market used to be called the International Summer Night Market!