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Night Markets in Richmond Now Open

Now Open Weekends

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Richmond Night Markets are no doubt the most popular night markets in North America, and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada.

HOTELS IN RICHMOND BC

Richmond Night Market
Located beside the River Rock Casino

MAY 12 – OCT 9, 2017
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

8351 River Road RICHMOND BC
Skytrain Access Bridgeport Station.
CHILD (<10yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
GENERAL $3.75
SENIORS (>60yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
ZOOM PASS (recommended)$25.00 (Up to 7 visits)

Panda Night Market
Located near IKEA North of Bridgeport Road

APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
Contact Number: 604-278-8000
(Behind the Home Depot)
FREE ADMISSION
FREE STREET PARKING
$4 LOT PARKING

BC Lions Football

The BC Lions Football Team play at BC Place in downtown Vancouver, come watch the team roar in 2017.

BC Lions Football Vancouver
BC Lions Football Vancouver

You can easily walk to BC Place from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

BC Lions Football August Home Schedule

Sat, Aug 5 vs Roughriders 4:00 PM @ BC Place
Fri, Aug 18 vs Stampeders 7:30 PM @ BC Place

Hotels near BC Place Stadium

CHECK RATESRosedale Hotel near BC Place home of  Lions
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel  near BC Place
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena
Hotel Blu  On Robson Street at Cambie close to BC Place

Larger Map to Hotels near BC Place

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place

These 4 Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a quick 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont WaterFront Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line Access to BC Place

Closest Canada Line station to BC Place would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Night Markets in Richmond Now Open

Now Open Weekends

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Richmond Night Markets are no doubt the most popular night markets in North America, and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada.

HOTELS IN RICHMOND BC

Richmond Night Market
Located beside the River Rock Casino

MAY 12 – OCT 9, 2017
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

8351 River Road RICHMOND BC
Skytrain Access Bridgeport Station.
CHILD (<10yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
GENERAL $3.75
SENIORS (>60yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
ZOOM PASS (recommended)$25.00 (Up to 7 visits)

Panda Night Market
Located near IKEA North of Bridgeport Road

APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
Contact Number: 604-278-8000
(Behind the Home Depot)
FREE ADMISSION
FREE STREET PARKING
$4 LOT PARKING

BC Lions Football

The BC Lions Football Team play at BC Place in downtown Vancouver, come watch the team roar in 2017.

BC Lions Football Vancouver
BC Lions Football Vancouver

You can easily walk to BC Place from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

BC Lions Football July Home Schedule

Fri, Jul 21 vs Blue Bombers 7:00 PM @  BC Place

Hotels near BC Place Stadium

CHECK RATESRosedale Hotel near BC Place home of  Lions
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel  near BC Place
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena
Hotel Blu  On Robson Street at Cambie close to BC Place

Larger Map to Hotels near BC Place

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place

These 4 Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a quick 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont WaterFront Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line Access to BC Place

Closest Canada Line station to BC Place would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Canada Day fireworks celebrations in Metro Vancouver

Canada Day fireworks in Vancouver

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the festivities in and around Coal Harbour. From performers on the mainstage to citizenship ceremonies. And don’t miss the fireworks.

Location : Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, and surrounding area
When: July 1 – fireworks at 10:30 pm

Vancouver Fireworks
Vancouver Fireworks

North Shore

The fireworks near Canada Place be visible to North Vancouver residents

Canada Day fireworks in West Vancouver
Off the shores of Ambleside as part of the twin display.

Location : John Lawson Park – 17th Street, West Vancouver
When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10:30 pm

Canada Day fireworks in Surrey 

Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations is at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, and features performances from morning until midnight. The headliner this year is Hedley, which will be followed by fireworks.

Location : Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176 Street & 64th Avenue, Surrey
When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10:30 pm.

Canada Day fireworks in Burnaby

The City of Burnaby will be letting off fireworks following a huge free concert at Swangard Stadium. The gates at Swangard open at 5 pm and the fireworks grand finale commences at dusk.

Location : Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
When: July 1 – gates open at 5 pm, fireworks start at dusk

Canada Day fireworks in Coquitlam

Coquitlam will be celebrating with a fireworks spectacular at 10 pm in Town Centre Park on Canada Day. Preceding that will be a free community festival with live music and food.

Location : Town Centre Park – Pipeline Road, Coquitlam
When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10 pm

Canada Day fireworks in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam’s Canada Day involves family friendly fun, along with a fireworks show at dusk.

Location : Castle Park – 2252 Castle Crescent, Port Coquitlam
When: July 1 – fireworks start at dusk

Canada Day fireworks in Delta

Delta will be showing off their fireworks prowess in Chalmers Park this Canada Day, following a full day event with crafts and food.

Location : 11400 76A Avenue, North Delta
When: July 1; 5:30 to 10:45 pm

Canada Day fireworks in White Rock

More than 25,000 people turn out each year to visit the waterfront on July 1. A day of fun is followed up with fireworks at dusk.

Location : Semiahmoo Bay, West Beach, White Rock
When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10:15 pm

Canada Day fireworks in New Westminster

Live music, kids activities and fireworks over the Fraser River are what you can expect at New Westminster’s Canada Day celebrations.

Location : Downtown New Westminster waterfront between River Market and the Inn by the Quay
When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10 pm

Night Markets in Richmond Now Open

Now Open Weekends

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Richmond Night Markets are no doubt the most popular night markets in North America, and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada.

HOTELS IN RICHMOND BC

Richmond Night Market
Located beside the River Rock Casino

MAY 12 – OCT 9, 2017
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

8351 River Road RICHMOND BC
Skytrain Access Bridgeport Station.
CHILD (<10yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
GENERAL $3.75
SENIORS (>60yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
ZOOM PASS (recommended)$25.00 (Up to 7 visits)

Panda Night Market
Located near IKEA North of Bridgeport Road

APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
Contact Number: 604-278-8000
(Behind the Home Depot)
FREE ADMISSION
FREE STREET PARKING
$4 LOT PARKING

BC Lions Football

The BC Lions Football Team play at BC Place in downtown Vancouver, come watch the team roar in 2017.

BC Lions Football Vancouver
BC Lions Football Vancouver

You can easily walk to BC Place from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

BC Lions Football June Home Schedule

Preseason :
Friday, Jun 16 vs Saskatchewan 7:00 PM @ BC Place

Opening Night:
Sat, Jun 24 vs Eskimos 7:00 PM @ BC Place

Hotels near BC Place Stadium

CHECK RATESRosedale Hotel near BC Place home of  Lions
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel  near BC Place
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena
Hotel Blu  On Robson Street at Cambie close to BC Place

Larger Map to Hotels near BC Place

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place

These 4 Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a quick 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont WaterFront Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line Access to BC Place

Closest Canada Line station to BC Place would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Night Markets in Richmond Now Open

Now Open Weekends

With over 1 million visitors every year, the Richmond Night Markets are no doubt the most popular night markets in North America, and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada.

HOTELS IN RICHMOND BC

Richmond Night Market
Located beside the River Rock Casino

MAY 12 – OCT 9, 2017
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

8351 River Road RICHMOND BC
Skytrain Access Bridgeport Station.
CHILD (<10yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
GENERAL $3.75
SENIORS (>60yrs ) FREE ADMISSION
ZOOM PASS (recommended)$25.00 (Up to 7 visits)

Panda Night Market
Located near IKEA North of Bridgeport Road

APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 11
Long Weekend Hours
Friday to Sunday : 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours
Friday | Saturday: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday : 7:00PM – 11:00 PM

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
Contact Number: 604-278-8000
(Behind the Home Depot)
FREE ADMISSION
FREE STREET PARKING
$4 LOT PARKING

Vancouver was honoured with a slew of awards and accolades. In 2016

Six reasons Vancouver keeps breaking tourism records

Tourism Vancouver reports more than 10 million tourists visited the city in 2016, a new best for Metro Vancouver’s tourism industry, and the third record-breaking year in a row. Here are six reasons why Vancouver is so popular:

1. Vancouver hosted 29 conventions in 2016 that attracted some 160,000 attendees, including the TED Conference (1,800 attendees) and the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting (8,000 attendees).

2. Vancouver’s biggest travel market, the United States, brought 2.3 million overnight visitors last year, up nearly 10 per cent from 2015. China remains Vancouver’s largest overseas visitor market with 280,000 total visitors in 2016.

3. Rugby fever. The World Rugby Sevens held its inaugural event in Canada at B.C. Place Stadium in March, drawing a crowd of more than 60,000, exceeding all expectations.

4. People love Vancouver’s summer. July, August and September were 2016’s strongest months for Vancouver’s accommodation sector. In July, daily occupancy in Metro Vancouver hotels was 94.1 per cent.

5. Vancouver’s cruise season keeps them coming. Port Metro Vancouver welcomed 826,820 passengers on 28 ships making 228 voyages in 2016.
Each time a cruise ship arrives in Vancouver, it stimulates more than $2 million in economic activity.

6. Vancouver scored a bounty of awards and accolades. Skytrax World Airport Awards named YVR the best airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year; The Guardian recognized English Bay as one of the world’s best city beaches; and Forbes named the BMO Vancouver Marathon among the world’s top marathons worth travelling for.

It’s estimated that the tourism industry in Vancouver contributes about $4.4 billion to the Metro Vancouver economy annually and provides more than 70,000 full-time jobs.

Vancouver was honoured with a slew of awards and accolades. In 2016

Vancouver was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the world’s best cities

Skytrax World Airport Awards named YVR the best airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year.

The Guardian recognized English Bay as one of the world’s best city beaches.

Forbes named the BMO Vancouver Marathon among the world’s top marathons worth travelling for.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey once again named Vancouver the most livable city in North America.

The prestigious Watkins Research Group Meeting and Planners Survey ranked Vancouver top convention city in Canada and second in North America, among other honours.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North America for international meetings.

It is estimated that the tourism industry in Vancouver contributes approximately $4.4 billion to the Metro Vancouver economy annually and provides more than 70,000 full-time jobs.