Welcome to Richmond, B.C.
Situated on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean and nestled amongst the mountains, Vancouver is a jewel of a city — a bustling metropolis, with laid-back sensibilities definitive of the West Coast. What to do in Richmond, Vancouver? Everything you can imagine — and the Grand Park Hotel Vancouver Airport is the entrance to it all.
Ideally located in the central part of Richmond, the Grand Park Hotel Vancouver Airport sits in the heart of location attractions, right on the pulse of the best local tourist attractions, shops, and restaurants. A variety of transportation options, from Canada Line to Downtown Vancouver make it easy to go anywhere you can’t get to by foot.
Fun Things to do in Richmond
Shopping in Richmond is wonderfully eclectic, from clothing to household items. High-end designers and classic brands can be perused in the nearby Lansdowne Mall and Richmond Centre just walking distance from our Grand Park Hotel Vancouver Airport. Parker Place and Aberdeen Mall provide shoppers a variety of international shops and food courts.
Take the Canada Line to Downtown Vancouver which offers so many options such as Pacific Centre Mall, the famed Robson Street. Gastown is a go-to for locally-made homewares. Vintage lovers, stroll down Main Street for unique specialty boutiques.
Richmond Night Market
Just a short 5-minute drive from our hotel, the Richmond Night Market has something for everyone. Open in the summer months and on Friday, Saturday and Sundays the market has over 70 food and 100 retail stalls. There is live entertainment on the market’s main stage which ranges from dance to martial arts to music and so much more. For children the market features a 60-foot bouncy castle, a candy-coloured forest, and an entertainment & games area. Annually with over one million visitors, the Richmond Night Market is the largest night market in North America.
Steveston Village is a historic port and salmon canning centre in Richmond on the banks of the South Arm of the Fraser River. A quaint fishing village which makes it a seafood lover’s paradise. Visitors can buy fresh seafood right at the dock, enjoy a number of local restaurants, pubs and check out the museum.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Our hotel is located just 25 minutes to Downtown Vancouver, home to an eclectic range of nightclubs, bars, theatres, and live music venues. The Yaletown and Gastown districts offer stylish watering holes. Game players will enjoy establishments such as Hastings Park Racetrack & Casino and the newly opened Parq Vancouver Casino. Sports fans, check BC Place and Rogers Arena to catch seasonal hockey or football games.
Our unique neighbourhoods make Vancouver the cosmopolitan city it is. Yaletown offers upscale dining and trendy spots to drink. Historic Gastown — Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood — boasts heritage landmarks alongside modern boutiques. Davie Village is the vibrant centre of our LGBT community. And then there’s the bohemian West End, home to iconic Vancouver tourist attractions.
The Seawall is the longest uninterrupted waterfront path in the world is in Downtown Vancouver and stretches a total of 28km around the downtown peninsula and out to the city’s western edge. Stanley Park is the city’s crown jewel, and the Seawall stretches around the park offering incredible views and making it a popular spot for cyclists, joggers and walkers.
There’s always something exciting happening in Vancouver, whether you enjoy visual art, sports, or music. Annual events like the Festival of Lights, Pride, and the PuSh Performing Arts Festival are staples that showcase the heart of our city. Be sure to check our local listings to stay up to date on what’s going on during your visit.
Cruise Ship Terminal
Just like the Vancouver Airport YVR the Cruise Ship terminal in Downtown Vancouver is a major entry/exit for tourists into the city. A number of our guests arrive by port, stay out our hotel and then fly out the next day.
Located in False Creek, just south of the downtown peninsula, directly under the Granville Bridge is Granville Island. The Public Market has a lot of activity, with the Island itself known as a cultural district with theatres, artisan workshops, breweries and craft studios. During the summer months the island features outdoor entertainment and during the winter holidays festive lights.