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Richmond, BC, Vacation Rentals for an Island Adventure

As a coastal city located right on Lulu Island, Richmond is a part of the metro Vancouver area, opening the door to an island adventure. It’s right at the mouth of the Fraser River and is where Vancouver International Airport is located. It’s an incredibly diverse area, known as the site of the long track speed skating during 2010’s Winter Olympics. Richmond, BC, vacation rentals have a great deal to offer those looking for year-round island excitement. From cultural events to a wealth of parks and recreation options, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do in Richmond.

Things to do

Popular Richmond Attractions for Vacationers and Travelers

The most obvious attraction for travelers to the Richmond, BC, area is the Richmond Olympic Oval, which served as the home for the 2010 Winter Olympics speed skating events. It offers an amazing sightseeing opportunity, with beautiful waterfront views and even aerial tours on seaplanes. The Golden Village has world-class restaurants and shopping, while the Highway to Heaven and International Buddhist Temple appeal to those looking for spiritual enlightenment. Best of all, these and many of the other popular destinations for vacationers in Richmond are entirely family friendly, ready to enrich you and the kids alike!


Shops and Culture—Activities Abound in Richmond

Your adventure begins with Richmond, BC, vacation rentals but gains momentum with available fun activities. Richmond is loaded with entertainment and family fun recreation for kids of all ages. The Olympic Oval, Aberdeen Centre Chinese shopping mall, River Rock Casino Resort, and other interests are just waiting for you to enjoy. There are also a number of parks and outdoor recreational facilities in the area, with some of the best arts and cultural events around. Check out the Stevenson Salmon Festival on Canada Day, the Richmond Maritime Festival in August, or the Richmond Night Market during the summer.


Richmond Offers a Comfortable Climate for Your Visit

Another perk about Richmond, BC, vacation rentals is how the area enjoys a supremely temperate climate. It’s set in a dry area and rarely gets snow, even in the dead of winter. Summer temperatures tend from mild to warm, with a daily mean temperature in July of 16.1 degrees Celsius, or 61 degrees Fahrenheit. In the cooler months of the year, the town is prone to fog, which can create both picturesque and eerie vistas for visitors to experience. Naturally, summer is the height of vacation season, but spring and winter offer great deals on rentals.

Natural features

Fraser River Islands of Richmond—a Unique, Natural Locale

The Richmond area covers the majority of the Fraser River delta islands, with most of the populace residing on Lulu Island, and Vancouver International Airport situated on Sea Island. There are 15 islands all in all, encompassing the city’s entire 50-square-mile area. Other popular islands are Mitchell Island, Richmond Island, and Shady Island, where you can enjoy fishing and outdoor relaxation while taking in the local flora and fauna. It’s a beautiful natural habitat that, as a river delta, features rich soil for farming. It’s also perfect for your getaway family vacation trip.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Richmond

Fly into Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

You can get around Richmond by catching a ride on the metro at Richmond-Brighouse Station, Lansdowne Station or Aberdeen Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Richmond?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,147 vacation rentals near Richmond. From 597 Houses to 438 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Richmond for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Richmond?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Richmond:

  • Steveston: 16 vacation rentals
  • Richmond City Centre: 26 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 349 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano: 193 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 714 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Richmond?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Richmond. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aberdeen Centre: 1,343 vacation rentals
  • Steveston Village Historic Waterfront: 1,324 vacation rentals
  • Kwan Yin International Buddhist Temple: 1,346 vacation rentals
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery: 1,317 vacation rentals
  • Richmond Olympic Oval: 1,342 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Richmond listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Richmond?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 597 Houses in Richmond. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Richmond include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 438 rentals available
  • Studios: 225 rentals available
  • Boats: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Richmond?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 190 vacation rentals with pool available in Richmond. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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