Vancouver Airport Attractions
Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.
Vancouver, one of the world's most spectacular cities, welcomed the world as host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Named "Top City of the Americas" in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards, Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city.
Vancouver was also named a Top 100 World Destination pick in TripAdvisor's 2008 Travelers' Choice awards, and one of ten Best Family Vacations in Canada in the 2011 Travelers' Choice awards.
Vancouver has been chosen as the world's "Most Liveable City" in 2011 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a title it has been awarded eight times since 2002.
Vancouver is BC's main transportation hub, so there are many convenient ways to get there. Air travellers have two international airports to choose from, one of which is the second largest passenger gateway on the West Coast of North America.
The Canada Line (part of the SkyTrain rapid transit system) provides a direct link between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver. Traveling on the Canada Line is fast, easy and affordable – passengers arriving at YVR can board the Canada Line and arrive in downtown Vancouver in approximately 30 minutes.
If you're coming from Vancouver Island, consider hopping on a seaplane. The city is also served by a world-class ferry system, two major passenger rail services and well-maintained road system.
Renowned for its scenic beauty and endless opportunities for outdoor activities, Vancouver is also a cosmopolitan city with all the urban amenities – fine dining, shopping, museums, galleries, music and theatre.
Hit the nightclub scene or wander through ethnic enclaves. Relive memories of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with attractions and activities related to the Olympics.
Visit the aquarium, take a city tour or stroll through Stanley Park, the city's urban wilderness, or explore the surrounding area on an interesting driving route.
Don't miss the year-round markets or fail to take in a hockey game. Festivals? There is always something to celebrate in Vancouver. If all else fails, there is always that fabulous outdoor life the city is renowned for.
There are a vast number of things to do in Richmond: eat at world renowned restaurants, shop at Asian malls, visit one of North America's largest buddhist temples, or take a walk in historic Steveston Village.
Richmond is filled with an array of exciting activities available to all ages and abilities.
Try an adventure on the water whale watching or test your luck at the casino. Hone your skills on the bowling alley or venture out for a game of golf or agricultural experience.
Entertainment and Recreation
In Richmond, you’ll find a wide array of exciting entertainment. The whole family play at the entertainment complex in Riverport. Or you can try your luck at the casino.
There are also a number of world-class shows, comedians, singers and musicals that come through the city throughout the year.
Shopping in Richmond
In Richmond, British Columbia, packing your bags takes on new meaning. This retail hub offers one-of-a-kind boutiques, major department stores, sprawling malls, artisan galleries and antique treasures. As for packing your bags to go home… good luck!
Easily reached by car or transit, the hub of retail activity is along No 3 Road. Destination malls like Richmond Centre and Lansdowne Centre are landmarks on No 3 Road, an energetic, fast paced strip that also features numerous restaurants and retailers.
The Golden Village is home to Richmond's Asian shopping malls with jewellery stores and the latest designer fashions from Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taipei.
For the adventurous visitor, shopping can include a face reading, a foot massage, a tea ceremony or a visit to one of the food courts to sample a variety of delicacies.
Steveston offers a more casual style of shopping and a happy blend of history, culture and commerce.
Buy fresh fish off the boats at Fisherman's Wharf or meander through the Village to find artisan galleries and one-of-a-kind gift boutiques tucked in between the historic buildings.
You'll come across several second-hand stores filled with antique treasures and quality bric brac so that sleuthing for bargains becomes a real adventure.
You don't have to travel far for fashionable prices! Head to East Richmond for outlet stores and agricultural shopping experiences.
Ironwood is the ideal location to do a little shopping whether for the latest fashions or groceries this neighbourhood has a variety of boutiques and brand names stores to choose from. Take a break and enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the many popular casual restaurants.
Looking for a different shopping experience? Richmond is central to its surrounding cities, so planning a day to venture out and try different shopping locations is easy.
Moxie's Classic Grill
Famous for great service, great food and excellent value, menu ranges from pizza's to burgers, wraps, steak and pasta. Children's menus are available.