Quality Hotel Airport (South)
7228 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A1
Phone: (604) 244-3051
Fax: (604) 244-3081
Nestled in the heart of Richmond, Minoru Park is a refreshing green expanse in the urban landscape. Minoru Park originally began as a horse-race track in 1909, and was named after an Irish thoroughbred belonging to King Edward VII. This space was also used for private airplane take-offs and landings. Over the years it was transformed into a recreational zone. Minoru Park is home to turf and soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, cricket pitch and a race track. A cultural and art center, library, aquatic center, arena and children's playground are also located here.
The garden outside the Richmond Olympic Oval is a jaw dropper as it is unlike any garden that you may have seen. The Water Sky Garden has sculptures, a fountain and a pond, all these with a twist. The boardwalk is inspired by a Chinese dance form and the pond is a treatment water plant that purifies rainwater. The highlight is the sky lantern made of PTFE fiber that can resist ultraviolet rays. The lights give it a beautiful look after sunset without compromising on the view behind the sculpture.
Followers of Jesus Christ gather together for various activities such as weekly prayer, sermons and other social services at the Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church Bringing along a sense of togetherness and spreading the word of love continues to remain the mission statement. A visit to the church is bound to enrich life beyond perceivable means.
Located in the area popularly known as the 'Highway to Heaven', the Ling Yen Mountain Temple is a Pacific Rim Architecture's creation. Finished in 1996, the architectural design is authentic Chinese palatial style. This Buddhist temple is comprised of approximately 10,000 members who work for the welfare of the temple. One of the most significant religious sites in the area, it is surrounded by apple and pear trees. This prominent temple must not be missed!
The area is characterized by its harbor and historical landmarks. Visit the Steveston Museum, the Britannia Heritage Shipyards or the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to get a sense of the area's maritime heritage and culture. There are antiques and collectible shops, galleries, bakeries and gift shops. For dining, try the 3rd Avenue Pub or Shady Island Seafood Restaurant. If you want to relax, spend the afternoon walking along Steveston Landing or Garry Point Park. If visiting the village in June, try to catch the four-day Steveston Salmon Festival.
The Steveston Museum has been one thing or another for throughout the 20th Century. Built in 1905, this house has been a bank, doctor's office and so on. Serving as a post office and museum since long, its premises elaborate the history of this small fishing village. It also features a 1918-style kitchen. The museum keeps the same hours as the post office and is closed on national holidays.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery brings visitors back to the place when this small plant produced the majority of canned salmon in British Columbia. Enjoy guided tours and video of the cannery in action and learn the importance of this cannery in Canadian history. The cannery shutdown in 1979 and successfully reopened as a park and museum in 1994. This museum offers an interesting insight into one of Canada's popular manufacturing process.
At the Ryerson United Church, the constant endeavor is to build and strengthen faith in God and promote Christianity and its beliefs. Educational workshops for the young and old, enlightening them about religion are a part of the church's activities. Besides there are monthly and annual events for the community's well-being, which offer volunteering opportunities to people. A meeting room that accommodates up to 150 people is available, besides the Sanctuary that holds up to 500 people.
The Elm Park is a small public play park located in Vancouver. Apart from the morning walks and jogging routines, locals and tourists visit the park to grab some much needed recreation, and getting engaged in regular cultural activities.
VanDusen Botanical Garden has 22 hectares (54 acres) of plants and trees collected from around the world harmoniously set amidst lawns, lakes and rock work. Some areas demonstrate plant relationships, such as the Rhododendron Walk, or geographical beginnings, like in the Sino-Himalayan Garden. A Christmas light display goes up every December.
Alaksen National Wildlife Area is located on the northern portion of Westham Island, at the conjecture of the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean. This extensive piece of nature is home to various species of birds and animals. Alaksen National Wildlife Area is specially noted for being a stopover for migratory birds along the Pacific Coast. Founded in 1972, Alaksen National Wildlife Area occupies 299 hectares (741.31 acres) of the 67,000-hectare (165560.61-acre) Fraser Delta. Snow Geese and ducks are known to flock to this place in thousands.
The Knox United Church is a place which not only dedicates itself to everyday prayers but also to the up bringing of a person. Thus, they have many events and activities that people can partake in where they learn by having fun. They have something known as the Spiritual Spa which helps the people feel loved, make their faith stronger and also feel cherished. Then they have the community lunch where they invite people from the neighborhood and their friends to eat together and have a family like existence for whatever time spent during lunch. It does not end here, there is much more to the place than the eye can meet. For further details do look up their website.