The Best Areas to Stay in Richmond, BC
The Best Areas to Stay in Richmond, BC

Where to Stay in Richmond – A Guide to this City in BC

Richmond is a multicultural and coastal city, located on Lulu Island, at the mouth of the Fraser River in British Columbia.

The charm of this Canadian city is in its emblematic shopping centres such as Lansdowne Centre, Parker Place, for its discount stores, and Aberdeen Centre, for its Asian fashion stores.

Richmond has a wonderfully warm and temperate climate, but the best time to visit the city is from mid-July to the end of August when the temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities.

Parks and nature reserves, such as Richmond Nature Park, with trails for walking and wildlife viewing, make Richmond a perfect place for nature lovers.

Vancouver International Airport, 15 minutes from the city, is the best way to get to Richmond, but it is also possible to do it by train or bus from Vancouver.

Richmond has metro and buses to move between its areas. In addition, you can ride a bike or walk around the city, as it is very pedestrian-friendly.

As for the best area to stay in Richmond, Richmond City Centre stands out for its restaurants, museums and entertainment venues (See accommodation in Richmond City Centre).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Richmond, Canada.

The Best Areas to Stay in Richmond, Canada

1. Our Favorite Area: Richmond City Centre

Richmond City Centre is Richmond’s commercial district, with a variety of shops and Asian-influenced restaurants.

This area is the most dynamic in the city thanks to its shopping malls, among which the Richmond Centre stands out, with a great variety of stores of different categories.

But not everything in Richmond City Centre is shopping malls, there is also the Richmond Art Gallery, with exhibitions of regional, national and international contemporary art.

The Minoru Aquatic Centre, with hot water pools with hydromassage jets and slides for children is another mandatory stop in this area.

The best flavours are found on Alexandra Road, one of the most famous streets in the city, better known as “food street” for its many restaurants.

The City Centre has Brighouse and Lansdowne metro stations, as well as bus stops connecting to other neighbourhoods. Also, it is a very pedestrian-friendly place.

Richmond City Centre is the best area to stay in Richmond, Canada, due to its varied hotel offer that includes luxury accommodation, business-type hotels and cheap hostels.

Where to stay in Richmond - Richmond City Centre
Where to stay in Richmond – Richmond City Centre
Accommodation in Richmond City Centre - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Richmond City Centre – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Great public transport connections
  • Great area for business travellers
  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Richmond Centre

2. Golden Village

Golden Village is a good area to stay in Richmond if what you are looking for is a bit of tranquillity, away from the bustle of downtown.

Among the attractions found in this area are green spaces such as London Park and Park Lane Park. The first has spaces to play softball or baseball and the second with paved trails for walking or cycling.

East of Golden Village is the International Buddhist Temple, one of the largest in North America, worth visiting for its architecture and its classical Chinese garden.

Southwest of Golden Village is Stevenston, a fishing village with the Stevenston Museum, where you can learn about the interesting history of the village.

Stevenston Marina is also a good place to drink a coffee while looking out to the sea.

Golden Village is one of the best areas to stay in Richmond for having cheap hotels and restaurants.

As for transport, this area has bus and metro connections, but it can also be explored on foot, by bike or car.

Where to stay in Richmond - Golden Village Richmond
Where to stay in Richmond – Golden Village Richmond
Accommodation in Golden Village Richmond - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Golden Village Richmond – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay:

  • Peaceful area
  • Good transport connections
  • Stevenston Marina

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