FAQs About Visiting Richmond, BC
Wondering what Richmond is doing to be ready to welcome visitors? Take a look at our roundup of frequently asked questions about protocols and safety measures.
I'm not comfortable dining inside a restaurant, is takeout available?
Yes! Many local restaurants are offering takeout or delivery—click here for details. Many Richmond restaurants have patios, and some have expanded their patios so that more people can sit outside and enjoy their meal. Richmond restaurants that are open for dine-in services are following guidelines with respect to capacity and social distancing.
Are parks and trails open for use?
Yes! Richmond's parks and trails are open for use, with physical distancing guidelines in place. Be on the lookout for signage—in some cases, you may see signage denoting one-way trails to ensure that physical distancing can be maintained in high-traffic areas, or signs about capacity limits for sports amenities (for example, maximum 4 players to a basketball hoop). Most public washrooms in local parks are also open, but a few remain closed.
I want to visit some attractions during my visit, are any open?
Yes! Attractions are reopening. As you can likely imagine, local businesses have been hard at work reviewing and implementing protocols and safety measures so that they can safely reopen. Click here to see the status and approximate hours of Richmond's biggest attractions.
What do I have to know before travelling to Richmond?
A little planning can go a long way to help you make the most of your visit to Richmond. We encourage you to check out our Know Before You Go page and to explore our website to learn about all the things you can see, do, and taste here. Another great resource is Destination BC’s list of 10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly in BC. Finally, we encourage everyone to be calm, be patient, and be kind during their travels.
Is there anything I should bring?
Yes—pack your own essentials such as hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks. While some businesses and destinations may supply these for visitors, it’s not a guarantee. Everyone should continue to practice physical distancing, as well as frequent handwashing.
What precautions are Richmond hotels taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Richmond hotels are following the guidelines and requirements of local health authorities. For the most up-to-date information, visit a hotel's website for specific information and health and safety protocols.