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Re: Local Amenities
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 03:51:13 AM »
City of Richmond

Absolutely Everything you need to know while staying in Richmond

Richmond is a culturally diverse and geographically unique community centrally located on Canada's West Coast, in Metro Vancouver. The City is 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, and 25 minutes from the US border and it is the location of Metro Vancouver's international airport.


Rather than try and copy all the info onto the forum, just click on the links below to go to the City of Richmond website to find out all you need to know about the area, City Hall, Recreation Facilities, Parks, Trails, Cycling, Arts, Culture, Heritage or click on one of the Visitor Information Links

City of Richmond Website

Visitor Attractions
Visitor Info Centre
Accommodation Guide
Hotel Locations Map
Getting Around
Useful Information
Accessibility
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Re: Local Amenities
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 03:54:12 AM »
Richmond Centre

If you love to shop, Richmond Centre is the place to be.
With over 200 stores and services, Richmond Centre is one of the Lower Mainland's best shopping experiences!




Location : : RICHMOND CENTRE
6551 No. 3 Road Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 2B6

Telephone : (604) 713-7467

Opening Hours:
Mon, Tues & Sat - 9.30am to 7pm
Wed, Thu & Fri - 9.30am to 9pm
Sun - 11am to 6pm

From the Sheraton turn left on Westminster Highway, cross Minoru Blvd and you will see the Centre on the right

Richmond Centre Website



GUEST SERVICES
Our Guest Services team is here to help you make your shopping experience more enjoyable and hassle-free. Looking for a certain shop or service? Not quite sure what store to visit in order to find a particular item? Our Guest Services team will be happy to guide you in the right direction.

You are welcome to contact us by visiting Guest Services which is located in the Main Galleria near White Spot, calling us at 604 713-7467 or emailing us at ricguestservices@cadillacfairview.com


DINING
We have 5 dynamic dine-in restaurants and a diverse array of restaurants in our Dining Terrace which offer a wide variety of choices sure to please your palate.


STROLLERS, WHEELCHAIRS & WALKERS
To make your way around the mall a little easier, we loan infant strollers, fun car strollers, double strollers, wheelchairs and walkers. This service is offered free of charge, however we encourage a $1 donation that will go to a local charity. Please note availability is based on a first come first served basis.

EMERGENCY BABY SUPPLIES
For those who have forgotten to pack extra diapers for your little one, and those who thought that they had brought enough for the trip to the mall, we are pleased to offer complimentary diapers and baby wipes.

COAT AND PARCEL CHECK
Is your load getting too heavy? For a donation to our monthly charity we are happy to store your coats and/or parcels while you shop.

LOST AND FOUND
If at any time during a visit to Richmond Centre you discover that you have lost/misplaced something, please contact us and we will do our best to help you find your missing item. Also if we find an item, we will do our best to find the owner. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 604 713-7467 for your lost and found inquiries.
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Re: Local Amenities
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 04:06:32 AM »
Skytrain

The Skytrain is a fast and cheap way of travelling from the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and Downtown.





At the time of writing the following times and prices are accurate but please be sure to check before you travel.

Richmond-Brighouse Station



The closest station to the hotel is Richmond-Brighouse on the Canada Line (red line) situated on No. 3 Rd. across the street from Richmond Centre Mall in Richmond. Close to Minoru Park and Richmond City Hall.
This is a Zone 2 station.

Richmond-Brighouse Station map (pdf)
Richmond-Brighouse Website


Waterfront Station Canada Line
On West Cordova St. between Granville and Seymour in downtown Vancouver, this station links to SeaBus and West Coast Express. Enter from Cordova through the old railway station or from the dedicated Canada Line entrance on Granville just south of Hastings.

Waterfront Station Canada Line map (pdf)


Vancouver City Centre Station
On the southwest corner of Granville St. and West Georgia St. in downtown Vancouver. Enter from street level.. Or, beneath street level, enter from Pacific Centre or Vancouver Centre malls.

Vancouver City Centre Station map (pdf)


Skytrain Travel Times Between Stations - Canada Line
This table shows station to station travel times. Allow extra time between platform and station entrance, and for bus connections.

* Indicates that you must transfer between trains at Bridgeport Station.

Waterfront
2   Vancouver City Centre
4   2   Yaletown - Roundhouse
6   4   2   Olympic Village
7   5   3   1   Broadway - City Hall
9   7   5   3   2   King Edward
12   10   8   6   5   3   Oakridge - 41st
14   12   10   8   7   5   2   Langara - 49th
17   15   13   11   10   8   5   3   Marine Drive
19   17   15   13   12   10   7   5   2   Bridgeport
21   19   17   15   14   12   9   7   4   2   Aberdeen
23   21   19   17   16   14   11   9   6   4   2   Lansdowne
25   23   21   19   18   16   13   11   8   6   4   2   Richmond - Brighouse
22   20   18   16   15   13   10   8   5   3   5*   7*   9*   Templeton
24   22   20   18   17   15   12   10   7   5   7*   9*   11*   2   Sea Island Centre
26   24   22   20   19   17   14   12   9   7   9*   11*   13*   4   2   YVR - Airport


Fares
SkyTrain/Seabus Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) accept coins and bills (up to $20), as well as debit/credit cards.

Buying a single fare lets you travel for up to 90 minutes (upon purchase) across the Lower Mainland. You can hop off for errands and then hop back on again. You can travel for one, two or three zones by bus, SeaBus or SkyTrain. Tickets for West Coast Express must be purchased separately as they are priced differently.

Regular Fares
Weekdays from start of service to 6:30 p.m.

Zone   Adult Price   Concession Price
1 Zone   $2.85      $1.80
2 Zone   $4.10      $2.80
3 Zone   $5.60      $3.80
Weekdays after 6:30 p.m. and all day Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

HandyDART* Single Fares
Single Fares   Price
1 Zone   $2.85

*HandyDART uses specially equipped vehicles to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use public transit without assistance. Visit the HandyDART page to learn more.

For all other Skytrain / TransLink information visit their main website HERE
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Re: Local Amenities
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 04:13:51 AM »
Taxi



The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel recommends RICHMOND TAXI

Whether you need transportation for a special event or a smooth ride to Vancouver Airport, Richmond Taxi is your experienced, eco-friendly personal chauffeur service. Since the 1930s, the distinctive red Richmond Taxi cabs have been a familiar sight in Richmond and the Lower Mainland. Our fleet of 98 vehicles includes 11 wheelchair-accessible vans and 17 six-passenger vans.
Experienced Drivers
Our skilled and experienced drivers know the ins and outs of Vancouver traffic and geography to get you to your destination as safely and quickly as possible. Visitors to the beautiful province of British Columbia can step aboard a Richmond Taxi for a great guided tour by drivers who know the sights you have to see and the restaurants and other attractions you shouldn’t miss.



Through our long history, we have been a part of some of Vancouver’s most memorable events, such as the 1986 Expo and the 2010 Olympics. Richmond residents, visitors, tourists and VIPs have been our passengers and become our loyal friends, expecting the same high level of professional service and safety every time they call.

Call us at 604-272-1111 for Richmond cab service to your door at any time. Book online, 20 minutes prior to your desired ride time. (Please note that there may occasionally be delays in transmission for online booking.) Take a look at our cab identification numbers before we arrive, so you can be sure that the cab at your door is one of ours.

We look forward to serving you!



604-272-1111
Website : Richmond Taxi
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Re: Local Amenities - Skytrain, Taxi, Shopping and more
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 04:20:13 AM »
General Getting Around Info

Ferry to Vancouver Island
The B.C. Ferry terminal is only 20 minutes from downtown Richmond with sailings to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Regular daily sailings to Swartz Bay (Victoria) leave the Port of Tsawwassen every two hours on the odd hour with more frequent sailings during summer months and holidays. Daily sailings are also available on the Mid-Island Express from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo. Call the Ferry Hotline at 604-277-0277 for rates and seasonal schedules. Advance reservations can be made for an additional fee. Paid parking is also available if you want to leave your vehicle at the Ferry Terminal on the mainland.

Visit the BC Ferries Website at www.bcferries.bc.ca

The Airport
Located on Richmond's second largest island, Sea Island, the Vancouver International Airport is less than ten minutes away from downtown Richmond and is easily accessible by public transit, hotel shuttle, taxi and limousine services. Visitors on flights originating in Vancouver must pay a small departure fee before entering security gates. For more information visit the Vancouver International Airport Authority (YVR) web site.

Car Rental
All major car rental companies have locations at the airport. Regular shuttles are available to take you from arrival and departure gates and the car rental lot of your choice. Several car rental companies also operate in Richmond City Centre.

Cycling to the Other Side
In the summer, The Ministry of Highways operates an hourly shuttle service for cyclists through the George Massey Tunnel. Pick up and drop off points are on the West side of Highway 99, opposite Tourism Richmond's Visitor Information Centre, and at the junction of Highways 99 and 17, near the Town and Country Inn. See the Regional Cycling Section of this website for more information.

Driving and Bike Safety
B.C.'s driving laws are consistent with those of other provinces and most U.S. States. Provincial law requires that all passengers wear seat-belts; infant restraints must secure children under five years old and motorcyclists and bicyclists must wear helmets. To ensure your safety and that of others, B.C. strictly enforces its impaired driving law. If involved in an accident with a B.C. licensed and registered vehicle, call 604-520-8222.

Services for People with Disabilities
Special parking spaces are provided throughout Richmond. Temporary handicapped parking permits are available at City Hall. Services are also available for persons who are hearing or speech impaired. The City of Richmond also offers Special Needs Assistance to enable people with disabilities to enjoy and participate in a variety of activities. Call 604-276-4107 for further information.

Wheelchair Accessible transportation can be arranged through Richmond Cabs 604-272-1111 or Kimber Cabs 604-278-2155.  If you are a Handidart customer from another jurisdiction, Handidart transportation can be arranged well in advance of travel. Call 604-279-7090 for Handydart  information. Call 604-453-4634 for general information on accessible public transit, or see: www.translink.bc.ca/Transportation_Services/Accessibility/accessible_transit.asp


Public Transportation
The Coast Mountain Bus Company services operate throughout Richmond and Greater Vancouver and are easy to access and very convenient. Call 604-521-0400 for routes and schedules or visit their website at www.coastmountainbus.com
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