Tourism Richmond

Convention center
Guest rooms4,524
Guest rooms at one hotel
Special event venues5
Average room rate
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate78.5%
Tax rate14.24%

Tourism Richmond


Why Choose Our Destination?

Pacific coastal Richmond is where east meets west, sea meets city and urban meets nature. With popular attractions, celebrated parks, fascinating heritage and a taste-tripping dining scene – as well as a mild year-round climate – this inviting destination provides easy access to its close Vancouver neighbor but also serves-up a unique culture all its own. Home of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and with more than 20 major hotels specializing in hosting meetings of up to 1,000 delegates, this unique destination is studded with authentic venues, attractions and experiences. An accessible and cost-effective alternative to nearby Vancouver, it’s perfect for planners searching for a memorable urban meeting destination. Unique venues & activities While our largest hotel meeting space is about 10,000 sq ft, Richmond also has an exciting array of offsite venues – from wineries to National Historic Sites and from theaters to an official Olympic venue – that are ideal for hosting distinctive social events, receptions and team-building activities. And when your delegates need downtime, we also offer everything from whale-watching to designer outlet shopping; from waterfront strolls to nature-hugging cycling trails; and from a grand casino to a food-focused night market. With more than 800 restaurants on our menu – including North America’s tastiest Asian dining scene – Richmond is also an outstanding destination for dine-around events and social activities. Well-connected A handy 30-minute drive from most US/Canada border crossings, we are well-connected to the region’s rapid transit Canada Line: services take just a few minutes from the airport to our city center while downtown Vancouver is an easy 25-minute ride away. Many Richmond hotels also provide courtesy airport shuttles. Our hotels include many of the world’s most renowned and trusted brands – including the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, recently named Vancouver’s Top Hotel in the annual Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards. Taste-tripping dining Heavily influenced by its thriving Asian-Canadian population – whose independent stores, malls and restaurants radiate from the central Golden Village commercial district – Richmond’s reputation for authentic international dining is firmly established. From its celebrated night market to its self-guided Dumpling Trail and its ever-adventurous Food Street (aka Alexandra Road), the city lures visiting foodies hungry for truly original culinary experiences. It’s no surprise to locals and savvy visitors that leading dining expert David Chan described Richmond as “North America’s Chinese food capital.” Historic sites & landmark attractions Richmond also has a fascinating array of unique heritage attractions and National historic sites, including the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the Britannia Shipyards , each located in the charming old fishing village of Steveston. Popular with visitors strolling its Fisherman’s Wharf boardwalk and dining at lip-smacking seafood restaurants, this wood-built, gable-roofed village has become famous in recent years as the Storybrooke setting for ABC’s hit TV series Once Upon a Time. Ideal for delegate downtime activities, these aren’t the only Richmond hotspots worth adding to your itinerary. London Farm is a delightful pioneer-era heritage house; the fascinating International Buddhist Temple combines traditional tile-roofed devotional buildings with tranquil gardens; and the landmark Richmond Oval, an official 2010 Winter Olympics venue, invites visitors to find their inner sports star via state-of-the-art ski, kayak and bobsled simulators. Each of these sites can be booked for offsite events or groupactivities. Unique shopping Richmond is also a great destination to exercise your credit cards. The popular McArthurGlen Designer Outlets center lures bargain hunters to stores and shopping malls nearby most conference hotels.

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Distance from airport

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

    4.83 km from city center


Local Attractions

McAurtherGlen Designer Outlets

Imagine grabbing the best deals and latest trends in amongst tree-lined streets, pedestrian-friendly walkways and a luxury piazza. McArthurGlen Vancouver, the first designer outlet to open in the Vancouver area, brings you just that. With an open-air village style, tailor-made entertainment and the latest brands at up to 70% off - it's a shopping experience like no other.
1000-7899 Templeton Station Rd
Richmond, BC, CA V7B 0B7

Lulu Island Winery

The largest winery in Metro Vancouver is located in Richmond. Only 3 miles from our city centre, this winery produces red and white varietal wines and award winning Canadian icewine. Lulu Island Winery welcomes groups to their wine tasting rooms to experience wines that truly reflect the wonderful fruits that our region has to offer. FREE wine tasting and wine education seminars. Open daily.
16880 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC, CA

Olympic Experience Museum (ROX) at the Richmond Olympic Oval

Interactive museum inside Richmond Olympic Oval and North America's first Olympic Museum. Visitors experience ski jump, kayaking, sit-skiing, Formula 1 racing and bobsledding on cutting-edge sports simulators. Home to long track speed skating during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Oval offers an inspiring environment for all ages and skill levels to progress towards their own personal podiums. BUILT FOR THE GAMES. DESIGNED FOR LEGACY.
6111 River Rd
Richmond, BC, CA V7C 0A2

Canada Berries

Canada Berries (formerly known as Sanduz Estate Winery) is located at East Richmond, BC. Within a beautiful natural cedar building settled on the heart of BC’s richest agricultural lands. As the largest fruit wine winery in BC, they offer a wide range of fruit and grape wines; from blueberry, apple, strawberry, peach, blackcurrant, raspberry, rhubarb, white currant, cranberry, gooseberry, blackberry and more than 20 varieties including blended fruit wines.
12791 Blundell Rd.
Richmond, BC, CA V6W 1B4

International Buddhist Temple

The Kuan Yin Temple of the International Buddhist Society is the most magnificent and authentic temple of traditional Chinese architecture in North America. Discover the intricacies and superb workmanship of traditional Chinese art and culture inside this magnificent Buddhist Temple. Group visits include an introduction to meditation with the formal session beginning at 9 am daily. The Temple is situated on 12 acres at the south end of Richmond and serves one of the largest congregations of Buddhists in British Columbia. This Temple has many impressive statues including the 26-metre-long (85-foot) Seven Buddha Mural.
9160 Steveston Highway
Richmond, BC, CA

Vancouver Whale Watch & Eco Tours

Join our professional Naturalists for a 3 to 5 hour whale watching tour, starting in the picturesque West Coast fishing village of historic Steveston and traveling through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Our extensive whale spotting network, has given us a 90% sighting success rate. While we journey to find the Orcas (Killer Whales), you’ll have the opportunity to see a diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dall’s porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles, and seals.Whale Watching Season - April 1 to October 31
Suite 210 - 12240 Second Avenue
Richmond, BC, CA V7E 3L8

Steveston Seabreeze Adventures

Located 3 miles from city centre in historic fishing village of Steveston, come aboard for an exciting westcoast adventure! Steveston Seabreeze Adventures’ passion is to observe marine animals in their natural environment and to share that experience with its tour passengers. Whale-watching, fishing charters, bicycles rentals and much more! Group charters available. Season dates: May to October
12551 No 1 Road
Richmond, BC, CA

Thrangu Monastery

Visitors can learn Buddhist chants, meditate, participate in a traditional tea ceremony or simply enjoy the riches of a different culture. So remarkable is this calm, cultural commingling that the Highway to Heaven was recently named a finalist in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s search for the Seven Wonders of Canada. Thrangu Monastery is the first traditional Tibetan monastery in Canada. A gold leafed 12 foot tall statue of the Buddha is flanked by 34 smaller buddhas and surrounded by 1,000 Medicine Buddhas, making this a magnificent space in which to experience the compassion and beauty of the Buddhist tradition. This venue makes for a great spiritual team building session.
8140 No. 5 Road
Richmond, BC, CA V6Y2V4


Additional information

Send in your RFP directly to Tourism Richmond and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of two $1,000CDN Visa® gift cards. If a third-party meeting planner submits the winning RFP, an additional $500 Visa Gift Card will be awarded to the third-party planner. How’s that for getting your money’s worth?