Richmond residents, you don’t have to stray far from home to find something incredible – it’s right here on your doorstep. We want to inspire you to get out and explore Richmond safely and responsibly, become a tourist in your own city and see it from a new perspective. Uncover a new outdoor oasis, dive into new culinary delights or even revisit old favourites.
Are you ready to see what your city has to offer?
Rediscover this stunning city where culture and character converge today.
Richmond is most famous for having North America’s best Chinese cuisine, but exceptional Asian cooking is just the tip of our culinary iceberg. With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, Richmond’s food scene can satisfy all your cravings, from burgers to bánh mi and fine dining to family fare. Here are a few of our top picks:
- HK B.B.Q. Master; award-winning restaurant with Hong Kong style BBQ meats.
- Anar; Persian cuisine that is bold and bright.
- Pajo's Fish and Chips; 100% Ocean Wise.
- Parker Place; serving a variety of cuisines from Taiwan to Shanghai and from Vietnam to Hong Kong.
- Chef Tony Restaurant; Cantonese-style dishes with innovative dim sum selections.
Richmond's restaurants, cafes, specialty food shops, wineries, and breweries are ready to welcome you, with dine-in, takeout, and delivery services. They have worked hard to implement safety measures and procedures so you can safely enjoy your meal.
Curb your hunger in Steveston | Photo: Pajo's Fish and Chips
Richmond's parks and trails are open, with physical distancing guidelines in place.
There are more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) of easy-access trails - our extensive trail network makes the city easy and fun to explore on foot or by bike. Thanks to generally flat terrain and beautiful scenery along most of the trails, Richmond’s most popular routes give you a great opportunity to sightsee while keeping active.
Looking for more ideas? Our golf courses are open year-round. And if geocaching is your thing, be sure to check out Richmond's official GeoTour program, which consists of two geocache series, along with the numerous other geocaches hidden throughout the city by other geocachers.
Cycling through Garry Point Park | Photo: Tourism Richmond.
Activities and Experiences
There’s never a dull moment in Richmond, because there’s always something new to discover – even if you have lived here for years. Many of Richmond's attractions and experiences are open, with new safety practices and protocols in place.
You’ll feel like an anthropologist after spending the day exploring Richmond’s museums and National Historic Sites. Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site lets kids and adults learn all about Richmond’s maritime history in a fun, hands-on way, and the Richmond Cultural Centre houses the free-to-see (though donations are welcome) Richmond Art Gallery.
Grab your chopsticks, some extra napkins, and get ready for a taste explosion with our Dumpling Trail. The Dumpling Trail is a collection of restaurants serving up some of the most delectable dumplings this side of the Pacific. Learn more about the types of dumplings on the trail and check out our itineraries for some inspiration.
Why not rediscover Richmond through its rich array of public art found throughout the city. This self-guided trail allows you to take your time as you visit unique artistic pieces in three different neighbourhoods—Steveston Village, Richmond Brighouse, and Richmond Oval.
Locals Saving Pass
Until June 30, 2021, local residents can explore Richmond, access special offers, and win prizes with the mobile-exclusive Pacific. Authentic. Discovery Passport. It’s simple to use, and best of all, it’s free to download! Whether you want to enjoy a meal from a local restaurant or bring your kids to an indoor playground city, you’ll find plenty of options for the entire family. See what’s included!
$5 beer flight at Britannia Brewing Company | Photo. Tourism Richmond.
Richmond is where you’ll find great deals on the eclectic and the essential. Its malls, big box stores, and designer outlet offer one-stop shopping, while its boutique shops and local artisans offer one-of-a-kind wares.
Richmond's malls and shops are open, with safety measures in place. Arrive prepared—face masks are a provincial requirement indoors—visit our know before your go page which provides you with all the information you need.
For items you simply can’t find anywhere else, head to Steveston Village. Here, you’ll find boutiques and artisans selling many one-of-a-kind and handmade items.
Hughely popular CF Richmond Centre and Lansdowne Centre malls. CF Richmond Centre is where you’ll find familiar global retailers like Apple, Sephora, and H&M.; Lansdowne Centre is more of a big box outlet home to giants like Best Buy and Home Outfitters mixed in with smaller local shops.
There are also shopping centres with an Asian focus, such as Aberdeen Centre, Yaohan Centre, and Parker Place featuring countless boutiques selling everything from trendy Asian fashion and cute sushi sets to beautiful Chinese art.
High fashion without the high prices a trip to one of Richmond’s most glamorous shopping destinations, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport is definitely on the cards. Here you’ll find brands like Coach, Armani, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, and much more at up to 70% off retail.
Shopping in Steveston | Photo: Tourism Richmond.
Please note that all businesses mentioned have taken the necessary steps to adapt their business to safely serve you during this time. Please check directly with the business you wish to visit for their COVID-19 safety protocols.