Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland Attractions in Nearby Cities: Richmond

Here are the most popular attractions in Richmond and other nearby attractions:
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Richmond Attractions

Here are the most popular attractions in Richmond (see map below):

Britannia Heritage Shipyard Museum
5180 Westwater Drive (at the foot of Railway Avenue), Steveston
(604) 718-8050>
Displays about the Steveston ship building and fishing. Built in 1889, it is the oldest cannery building on the Fraser River. The building was converted to a ship yard in 1919 as a repair facility for the ABC Packing Company. The Britannia Shipyard Museum features displays about Steveston ship building and fishing. Often, wooden boats are being repaired using traditional boat building skills. This National Historic Site offers guiding tours, brochures, interpretive signage and seasonal exhibits, and is wheelchair accessible. May 1- September 30 Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm Mondays Closed October 1-April 30 Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 12pm-4pm

Chinese Buddhist Temple
9160 Steveston Highway
(604) 274-2822
A recent wave of Chinese immigrants have settled in Richmond. Their most impressive artistic symbol is the Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway, using very traditional Chinese architecture and construction methods. Includes a bonsai garden. Please remove your shoes when entering the temple.

Fantasy Garden World
100800 #5 Road
(604) 277-7777
This attraction is a theme park modeled after Coeverden, Holland (which was home to Captain George Vancouver's ancestors). It includes flower gardens, rides, a miniature train, an Olde World Village, a windmill, a carillon bell tower, and a castle. At Christmas, there is a spectacular light show with over 75,000 lights. You can also enjoy Sunday brunch in the Glass Conservatory.

London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road, Steveston
Dating from the 1890s, this restored and furnished farm house offers a tea room and tours as well as Herb and Flower Gardens.

Richmond Archives, Library & Cultural Centre
Minoru Park, 7680 Minoru Gate
(604) 231-6440
It is the official repository of all inactive public records of permanent value to the City of Richmond including books, documents, maps, drawings, photographs and letters.

Richmond Nature Park and Nature House
11851 Westminster Highway
(604) 273-7015
The 80 hectare park includes a native bog, a pond, and has several hiking trails up to 1.6 km (1 mile) long. The Nature House has displays of birds, snakes, frogs, salamanders and a working beehive.

Shady Island
Named for the big sand dune that runs next to the Steveston waterfront. Log carriers being pulled by a tug over on the other side of the build-up sand bar. Fishboats and skiffs can also be seen here.

Steveston Village
Steveston Village at night3811 Moncton Street, Dyke Road and 12138-Fourth Avenue
(604) 271-6868 or 277-6812
Canada's largest commercial fishing harbor, Steveston Village, is a great place to take the entire family. Located in Richmond, the village is home to many retail shops, restaurants and other attractions. Located in the village at 12138-4th Street is the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This point has been a landmark of the Fraser River for more than 100 years. Take a guided tour through the cannery to see the machinery used in the industry.

The Steveston Museum, at 3811 Moncton Street, holds the history of the area. Housed in a building that was erected in 1894, the museum features period rooms and photo-displays which capture the feel of the building in the early 1900s. The canneries were used as late as 1979 for herring production. If you need to mail a letter to a long-lost friend, a post office is located in the museum.

The Britannia Heritage Shipyard, at the foot of the railway, features one of the oldest remaining structures on the Fraser River, including a cannery, Japanese boatworks, bunkhouse, and boardwalks. This six hectare (eight-acre) park features a picnic site you can use while you watch boats being built.

Richmond Parks

Here are the most popular parks in Richmond (Map), From West to East (see other area parks):

Iona Beach Regional Park (Fergusson Road, Sea Island)
Mouth of Fraser River at Steveston

This 30 hectare park extends northwest on Ioona Island in the North Arm of the Fraser River, on a causeway from Sea Island which is home to Vancouver International Airport. The park’s extensive shoreline, tidal flats and marshes contribute to Iona being one of the best bird-watching spots on the Fraser delta. This park lies on the Pacific Flyway and you can see over 250 species over the course of a year. The park features an attractive public promenade and cycle path extends 5 km into the Strait of Georgia, built on top of sewer outlet pipes for Greater Vancouver.

Garry Point Park (7th Ave and Steveston)
Located near Historic Steveston, this park provides panoramic views of the Steveston harbour, the Fraser river, and the Gulf Islands. The area was known to the Salish as "Kway-Ah-Wh" or place of the churning waters. The park has trails for walking and biking and open fields for picnics and kit flying. The shores are lttered with driftwood that can be either collected or used as firewood for a barbeque.

Minoru Park (between Minoru Road, across from Richmond Centre Mall)
The 65 acre Minoru Park is in the heart of Richmond. The park include swimming pools, tennis courts, playing fields, plus a sports arenas and a fitness complex. The park also provides the beautiful setting for the Peirrefond Gardens, the Gateway Theatre and the historic Minoru Chapel

Richmond Nature Park and Nature House (11851 Westminster Highway)
The 80 hectare (200 acre) park includes a native bog, a pond, and has several hiking trails up to 1.6 km (1 mile) long. The Nature House has displays of birds, snakes, frogs, salamanders and a working beehive.

Shady Island
Named for the big sand dune that runs next to the Steveston waterfront. Log carriers being pulled by a tug over on the other side of the build-up sand bar. Fishboats and skiffs can also be seen here.

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