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Explore the things to do near Vancouver International Airport
There’s no doubt that our unbeatable location, less than five kilometres from Vancouver International Airport, makes Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel a perfect choice for guests flying in and out of YVR – especially since we offer a free, 24-hour scheduled shuttle service to and from the terminals. Of course, we hope you’ll take time to explore the area around our hotel while you’re here, too. From shopping at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver to visiting the Richmond Olympic Oval or checking out the historic Britannia Shipyard, there are attractions here to thrill every member of your family.
Lovers of the great outdoors will find loads to do here, including whale watching, golfing and touring the nearby VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Unique cultural events and festivals abound, like Chinese New Year and the Richmond World Festival. The excitement of downtown Vancouver is easily within reach as well.
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Distance from Hotel: 6KM
It takes nine full-time gardeners and 1,600 volunteers to keep this garden looking so amazing. Come take a tour and peruse this 22-hectare paradise.
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver
Distance from Hotel: 3KM
Vancouver’s newest outlet mall is located just a few minutes from Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Richmond Olympic Oval
Distance from Hotel: 4KM
With ice rinks, courts, fitness classes and more, Richmond Olympic Oval has everything sport enthusiasts need.
River Rock Casino & Shaw Theatre
Distance from Hotel: 4KM
River Rock is a world-class casino that goes all night long. Be sure to look into their dining and outstanding entertainment options as well.
Steveston: Fisherman’s Wharf & Britannia Shipyard
Distance from Hotel: 11KM
Located along the Fraser River, this National Historic Site stretches over eight acres and was once home to boatyards, canneries and homes.
Vancouver Whale Watching
Distance from Hotel: 11KM
Every April to October, you have a chance to catch a glimpse of Orcas and other unique species just off the coast. Whale watching tours depart daily from Steveston.
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Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year is one of the most important events on the calendar for the area's Chinese community.
Lansdowne Centre Outdoor Spring Carnival
Bring the entire family to this fun-filled pop-up carnival in Lansdowne Centre's parking lot, where kids of all ages (and adults too) will enjoy rides, games and food.
Stevenson Farmers & Artisan Market
Buy local! Get to know the area's famers and artisans as you browse the stalls at this farmers market, held every other Sunday during the warmer months.
Richmond Night Market
With over 300 food and retail stalls and vendors, this popular food markets offer an authentic atmosphere of an Asian night market in the heart of Richmond.
Canada Day/Steveston Salmon Festival
Every year, over 70,000 people flock to Steveston to celebrate Canada Day.
Richmond World Festival
This yearly summer festival, held over Labour Day weekend at Minoru Park, highlights and celebrates Richmond's cultural diversity.
Steveston's Winter In the Village
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Steveston's Winter In the Village. Marvel at the cheerily decorated historic sights and explore the many family-friendly activities on offer.
Vancouver Sun Run
The Vancouver Sun Run provides a wonderful way to enjoy the spring weather; this 10-kilomeetre road race welcomes runners of all ages and skill levels.
Festival of Lights
Held at VanDusen Botanical Garden in December and early January, this festival is spread out over the gardens and showcases over a million lights.
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival
Kick off the summer at this fun festival, which includes dragon boat racing, food, activities, live music and entertainment.
BrickCan LEGO Convention
BrickCan is the largest public exhibition of LEGO® creations ever held in British Columbia!
Celebrate the New Year in the Sikh calendar with this vibrant parade, held every April.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
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Thanks to over 40,000 cherry trees lining the streets of the city, crowds of visitors arrive in Vancouver each spring to celebrate the clouds of light pink blossoms that dominate the neighbourhoods during the season. Running from the end of March through to mid-April each year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival offers a cultural calendar full of opportunities to capture their beauty, including a line-up of arts events, community bike rides, cherry blossom viewing tours and traditional Japanese festivities.
Vancouver International Marathon
Vancouver's premier marathon event, the Vancouver International Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and attracts athletes from dozens of countries worldwide.
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