There is a fantastic new deal going on in B.C. for those of you traveling west this summer. Richmond is only 20 minutes south of downtown Vancouver and offers so much to offer for families. We had a chance to check out the city last year during the summer season and one of our editors had lots to say about the city.
From now until September 16, 2012, If you book two consecutive nights or more at any participating hotel in Richmond from now until September 16, 2012, you will receive a free Vancouver Attractions pass for up to four people per room booked – valued at over $800.
The Vancouver Attractions pass offers incredible savings with free admission to 11 of Metro Vancouver’s top attractions: Science World at Telus World of Science, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours, Harbour Cruises, the Vancouver Lookout, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, Minter Gardens, Hell’s Gate Airtram, the Burnaby Village Museum and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond’s historic Steveston.
Also included as part of the Richmond Play for Free promotion are up to four TransLink day passes, providing unlimited transit use on all buses, SkyTrain/Canada Line and the SeaBus for one day from the start of the first transit service to the end of the service day.
Richmond is conveniently located 15 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver via the Canada Line on the clean, safe and reliable rapid transit system. Visitors can save money on expensive downtown parking by leaving their car at the Bridgeport Station Park & Ride or at their hotel and taking the SkyTrain into Vancouver – 13 of the participating hotels are located within walking distance of a Canada Line station.
A renowned city where the Far East meets the West Coast, Richmond’s many attractions are also not to be missed. The city offers everything from fine dining, shopping, museums, galleries and popular theatres like Gateway and River Rock Show Theatre, to 250 active farms and endless opportunities for outdoor activities.
Another fun thing to do is explore Richmond’s two authentic Asian night markets, where nightly crowds of up to 20,000 people navigate through vendors selling quirky trinkets and tasty street foods. Hike the new 40-foot indoor climbing wall at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Shop for trendy Asian goods at Richmond’s three Hong Kong style malls, or find your favourite brands at Richmond Centre and Lansdowne Centre.
The Richmond Play For Free promo is valid only on new bookings made between July 16 and September 16, 2012 for stays of two consecutive nights or more. Quote “RPFF” at the time of booking to receive the special offer. Each pass valued over $200 based on general admission for all 11 attractions plus daily transit pass value.