Richmond, BC Night Market
The energy rises as the sun sets at the Richmond Night Market.
Reminiscent of the all-night shopping extravaganzas seen across Asia, the Richmond Night Market offers a food and retail experience unmatched anywhere else in Canada. 74.1 per cent of Richmond’s population claims Asian heritage, so it’s no surprise the Richmond Night Market showcases an impressive cross-section of cultures and cuisine—over 100 food stalls and over 200 retail vendors.
Richmond Night Market Food
The Richmond Night Market boasts authentically Asian snacks and street food, like tornado potatoes, grilled squid, fresh mango desserts, dragon’s beard candy, bubble waffles, and so much more. Every year, vendors work hard to introduce new foods that taste great and look good on camera.
Shopping & Entertainment
You’ll also find retailers selling unique accessories and knick-knacks at street-side prices. Some merchants are willing to bargain, so give it a try! Channel your inner negotiator and you’ll leave with a haul of cool products. Along with food and shopping, there’s a diverse array of nightly live entertainment ranging from music and dance performances to carnival games and rides.
Excited yet? Good, because everyone else is, too. This can mean big crowds and lineups for things like ATMs and parking (which is free). Since the night market is mostly cash-only, you’ll want to visit an ATM before you go.
As for parking, leave the car behind and take public transit or carpool if you can! You can take the Canada Line SkyTrain to Bridgeport Station and then walk west along River Road to get to the Richmond Night Market.
Bring your patience—lineups to get in can be long, but you can buy a transferable Zoom Pass for express entrance if you plan to visit often (it's good for multiple entrances). Get there early if you don’t have a Zoom Pass—it can take an hour or longer to get in!
In the event of inclement weather, be sure to check the Richmond Night Market's Facebook page for updates.
Richmond Night Market Hours & Dates
Dates: May 10 to October 14, 2019
Hours: 7:00pm – midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00pm – 11:00pm Sundays and holiday Mondays. Check the Richmond Night Market's Facebook page for updates in the event of inclement weather.
Admission rates: General admission $4.75; kids under 8 FREE; seniors 60+ FREE. Purchase an Express Pass (formerly known as a Zoom Pass) to skip the line and use the special express entry—it costs $28 and is good for 6 visits. It's transferable, meaning you can share the pass with family and friends.
Location: 8351 River Road
By transit: Take the Canada Line SkyTrain to Bridgeport Station and then walk west along River Road to the market.
By car: Head north on No. 3 Road at Bridgeport Road and follow the signs. Parking is free.
New for 2019: check out the Angel Duck Café for fun desserts and treats (just look for the 30-foot duck); enjoy over 600 different food choices, along with a special summer barbecue featuring saucy chicken and succulent seafood combos; and visit the games area to master the Rainbow Net Maze and jump in the Candy bouncy castle.