Family Fun in Richmond, BC
Awesome experiences for kids, parents, and even grandparents.
Richmond is full of awesome activities like go-karting, bubble soccer, a ninja obstacle course, and mini-golf at the West Richmond Pitch & Putt, all sure to get the kids off their devices and having a blast. Even parents often find themselves enjoying Richmond’s kid-friendly attractions. Now that’s a win-win trip.
Fun for Preschool-Aged Children
Richmond has a number of fun, immersive parks your little ones will love. The amazing Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment features a seasonal maze, treetop playhouse, double zipline, hammock swings and trampolines, and beautiful natural habitats.
Nearby, Larry Berg Flight Path Park is the place to go plane spotting as it is directly in-line with the end of Vancouver International Airport’s south runway. Look for the accompanying information boards featuring airplane identification tips and see how many different planes you can spot!
A quieter environment is the Richmond Nature Park, where a pedestrian boardwalk winds through a remarkable peat bog habitat—a small example of the terrain that once covered most of Richmond.
Fun for School-Aged Children
Your kids will be raving to their classmates if you bring them on a whale watching adventure in the Pacific waters off Steveston between April and October. You might see Orca whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, eagles, and much more. Make sure to bring your camera!
Back on land, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site presents a great opportunity to explore what was once the largest and busiest of the West Coast seafood canneries, while the nearby Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site offers an interesting glimpse into British Columbia’s seafaring past.
Don’t leave Steveston without renting bikes from Village Bikes and going for a ride along Richmond’s waterfront trails and dykes. All the trails follow and connect to the historical sites, parks, and scenic stops, with ample places to take a break for fish ‘n chips or ice cream.
Back indoors, the Riverport Sports and Entertainment Complex features Watermania (a huge waterpark), a skating arena, Lucky 9 Lanes (a kid-friendly bowling alley) alongside Monkey 9 Brewing (for parents), a movie theatre featuring one of the region’s only IMAX screens, and so much more.
Fun for Tweens & Teens
Older kids will love Apex Adventure Plex, simply because there’s so much to do! They can try some parkour or bubble soccer, and there’s even a ninja obstacle course for them to navigate! If your kids are into sports, you’re in luck. Richmond has a number of state-of-the-art indoor sports facilities. The Olympic Experience at Richmond Olympic Oval lets your kids experience the thrill of the winter Olympics through realistic sports simulators. Richmond is home to Badminton Vancouver, North America’s largest badminton centre, and 6Pack Beach offers indoor beach volleyball and archery tag.
You could also check out Richmond Go-Karts, one of Western Canada’s longest and fastest tracks—it’s 800 metres (half a mile) long! And make sure you don’t miss the West Richmond Pitch & Putt in Hugh Boyd Community Park, open from April through October.
Check out our Events Calendar to get the scoop on Richmond’s festivals and events like the Salmon Festival, Maritime Festival, Chinese New Year celebrations, and monthly events at the Richmond Nature Park, fun for ages 2-99+.