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Bucket List: 20 Awesome Things To Do In Richmond


Richmond is booming with an abundance of things to do and attractions to explore. Check out our ultimate Richmond bucket list of some of the best things to do in the city.

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Walk along Steveston’s Fisherman’s Wharf

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Steveston’s iconic Fisherman’s Village is a must when visiting Richmond. Grab some frozen yogurt, walk along the wharf and take in all the surroundings.

Discover Terra Nova’s Adventure Park

A relatively new park in Richmond, this park is suitable for all who are young at heart. They have some unique playground equipment and even a zipline.

Get back to nature at Minoru Park


An underrated park that will not disappoint. Explore nature and also find various critters roaming around, such as bunnies, chipmunks and herons.

Wine tasting on Lulu Island

Lulu Island Winery offers amazing tours and tastings—the perfect afternoon activity.


Eat it all at the Richmond Night Market

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The night market comes to Richmond in Spring and Summer. Besides rides and games, the real reason to go is the epic vendors that can satisfy any foodie.

Take your dog to Iona Beach 

Iona Beach
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Sunday funday just isn’t complete without taking your dog to mingle with other canines at this gorgeous dog-friendly beach.

Fly a kite at Garry Point Park


After exploring Steveston, check out the beach at Garry Point Park. It’s a popular spot for picnics and kite flying.

Have a picnic on the Richmond Dyke

Be surrounded by scenery as you walk along the dyke. There’s lots of grassy areas to have a picnic and it doesn’t get overly crowded.

Get locked up in an escape room

Richmond has a few escape rooms—Time Escape Canada, Lockdown Escape, and more. It’s an awesome activity to do with friends and family.

Go Karting


Richmond is home to two Go Karting spots. One is indoors and the other outdoors—bring out the kid inside of you and hit the racing track.

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Visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

A popular tourist attraction and a favourite for locals. Learn all about the history of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston.


Whale watching tour in Steveston


Departing Steveston’s wharf, explorers can head out on a whale watching expedition. Steveston Seabreeze Adventures offers ours with guaranteed sightings. Prices range from $80-$140, depending on the type of vessel you choose.

Shop at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

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If you like designer labels for less, this is the place for you, located near the YVR airport. In addition, the mall also features a handful of restaurants including one that serves authentic pizza.


Jump for joy at Extreme Air Park


A popular spot in Richmond where trampolines and sport collide. The indoor trampoline park also has a dodgeball court, basketball hoops, a giant foam pit, and more.

Swim at Watermania

Take swimming one step further and visit this indoor water park. You’re never too old to enjoy a waterslide.

Explore Richmond’s Nature Park

Richmond has a lot of natural beauty to offer. Check out the stunning and scenic Richmond Nature Park.

Check out the International Buddhist Temple


Another popular spot in the city, the traditional Chinese imperial-style temple offers group tours of the space and its pristine garden.

See the Brittania Shipyards

Another area of Richmond that is rich in culture and history. This landmark is worth exploring if you’re visiting the city.

Relive the Olympics at the Oval

See the arena that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in speed skating. The indoor multi-sports arena also boasts plenty of programs including martial arts, badminton, basketball, hockey, and a fitness facility.

Wander around the London Historical Farm

Another historical landmark in Richmond. The 4-acre historical site contains the 1880s family farmhouse and a park that overlooks the Fraser River. The house runs a tea room, has a gift shop and six display rooms.

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