With blue skies regularly framing fall’s golden foliage, autumnal Richmond is a favourite with camera-happy locals and visitors.
But this season isn’t just about hitting the city’s leaf-peeping trail. Don’t miss a family-friendly pumpkin patch visit to Richmond Country Farms. Taste-test some distinctive fall beers and new-vintage wines at local libation-makers. And plan ahead for a serving of kid-tastic Halloween fun at area attractions.
Also save time for this season’s month-long Culture Days event, where local groups and organizations showcase themselves and offer fascinating behind-the-scenes access. When the weather turns chilly, this is also a good time to sample Richmond’s museums and galleries––and to book tickets for the new season of live shows at the brilliant Gateway Theatre.
Craving additional undercover pursuits? Richmond is home to several under-the-radar indoor activities ripe for autumnal discovery. Consider everything from escape rooms to miniature golf and from climbing walls to go-kart racing. Add the city’s wealth of covered shopping malls and food courts and you’ll have plenty of reasons to head out in fall-season Richmond, whatever the weather.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
- Experience Passports
- History, Arts, Culture
- Indoor Activities
- Pacific. Authentic Experiences
- Steveston Village
FOOD & BEVERAGE
What’s in Season
Nightlife and Entertainment
What’s in Season
With 180+ farms operating within the city limits, fresh food has always been integral to Richmond’s culinary scene. Cranberries and blueberries are the most abundant crop, but the region’s soil grows many fruits and vegetables. Locally-raised meat, along with ocean-fresh seafood sustainably caught and sold right off the boat at Fisherman’s Wharf, abounds.
- Spring (March-May): cabbage, cucumbers, kale, peppers, tomatoes
- Summer (June-August): broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, spinach
- Fall (September-November): Brussel sprouts, cranberries, pumpkins, pears, Swiss chard
- Winter (December-February): apples, cabbage, carrots, onions, parsnips
The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (May-September), The Kwantlen St. Farmers Market (May-October) and the Cannery Farmers’ Market (October to April) are all great places for local food and unique artisan crafts. Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming market dates.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Let’s go out tonight!
Craft beer flows, and the local food delights. Along with bars and lounges, Richmond’s nightlife stars a 24-hour casino, a summer night market, and plenty of late-night eateries.
Many head to the Richmond Night Market to eat, shop, listen to live music and have a great time with friends in a festive atmosphere under the stars. You can always try your luck at the 24-hr River Rock Casino, with slot machines, table games, and VIP rooms. Feeling late-night hangry? Head over to Alexandra Road and Food Street for delicious Asian fare. Do you feel a song coming on? Belt it out at one of Richmond’s karaoke bars, perfect for a fun night out with your friends and family. Many serve food and drinks, and offer private booths for groups of all sizes
Spend Quality Time in the Great Indoors.
Savour the triumph and glory of competing in the Olympics with Richmond Olympic Experience at the Richmond Olympic Oval, where the games come to life on hyper-realistic simulators. You can also drop in for fitness classes and to work out, play basketball, and ice skate.
Museums & History
Spending the day exploring Richmond’s Museums and National Historic Sites. Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site teaches all about Richmond’s maritime history in a fun, hands-on way. The Richmond Cultural Centre houses the free-to-see (donations welcome) Richmond Museum and Richmond Art Gallery.
Will you make it? Richmond’s escape rooms like EXIT Canada put your mind, nerves, and teamwork to the test in themed rooms packed with puzzles to solve. Difficulty levels vary. Solve the puzzles, get out in time, and you win. Too slow? You can always try again.
Splash into fun at Watermania, a humongous waterpark. Apex Adventure Plex has something for every age (Bubble soccer, anyone?). 6Pack Indoor Beach offers indoor beach volleyball and archery tag with foam-tipped arrows, great for kids and adults alike. Try your hand at curling at Richmond Curling Club, and if you have a need for speed, head to TBC Indoor Racing.
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