The energy rises as the sun sets at Richmond Night Market.
Reminiscent of the all-night shopping extravaganzas seen across Asia, the Richmond Night Market offers a food and retail experience unmatched anywhere else in Canada. 74.1 per cent of Richmond’s population claims Asian heritage, so it’s no surprise the Richmond Night Market showcases an impressive cross-section of cultures and cuisine—over 100 food stalls and over 200 retail vendors.
The Richmond Night Market boasts authentically Asian snacks and street food, like tornado potatoes, grilled squid, fresh mango desserts, dragon’s beard candy, bubble waffles, and so much more. You’ll also find retailers selling unique accessories and knick-knacks at street-side prices. Some merchants are willing to bargain, so give it a try! Channel your inner negotiator and you’ll leave with a haul of cool products. Between food and shopping, there’s a diverse array of nightly live entertainment ranging from music and dance performances to carnival games and rides.
Excited yet? Good, because everyone else is, too. This can mean big crowds and lineups for things like ATMs and parking (which is free). Since the night market is mostly cash-only, you’ll want to visit an ATM before you go. As for parking, leave the car behind and take public transit, carpool, or ride your bike if you can.
Location and Prices
8351 River Road
May 11 to October 8, 2018; 7 pm – midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm – 11 pm Sundays and holiday Mondays
$4.25 admission, FREE for children 10 and under and seniors 60 and up (with ID)
Check out more than 100 food vendors, 200 retail stalls, an entertainment stage, rides, and much more. Make sure to get a $25 transferrable Zoom Pass (good for 6 entrances) for express entrance if you plan to visit often. Get there early if you don’t have a Zoom Pass—lineups can take an hour or more to get in!
By transit: Take the SkyTrain’s Canada Line to Bridgeport Station and then walk west along River Road to the market.
By car: Head north on No. 3 Road at Bridgeport Road and follow the signs. Parking is free.