Many Hats of Me: The Richmond Night Market, Richmond, British Columbia

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Richmond Night Market, Richmond, British Columbia

The Richmond Night Market is an outdoor Asian bazaar held in a large parking lot behind the River Rock Casino on No. 3 Road in Richmond. The Market is held every year from May 17 to October 14 and runs from Monday to Saturday from 7 PM to 12 AM, and Sundays and stat holidays from 6 PM to 11 PM. You can take the Skytrain to Bridgeport station and walk or you can drive. There is also adequate parking although it can be a bit of a traffic jam. Luckily there are parking attendants that guide you in and out of the parking lots. Parking is free, but there is a $2/person entrance charge, with free entrance for seniors (age 60 and above) and children under 10.



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The Night Market has a bandstand where local artists are featured.


The Market is made up of series of tent stalls that sell a variety of wares, including clothing, electronics, cosmetics, and jewelry.


My daughter liked the $2 Hello Kitty mechanical pencils


There are lots of nail art stalls. We bought 7 nail decal sheets for $10.





 Another popular stall was the Korean Color Lens stall that sold funky contact lenses.


The lenses color your brown eyes blue, green, purple...


And soccer ball, cat's eye, and zombie white!


I loved the Australian stall that sold special gel balls.



The balls pull moisture from the air so that they were always wet


The wet balls are used to keep your plants watered for 2 months!


The Richmond Night Market also has a massive food area with 80 food vendors serving up exotic and traditional Asian fare.



Food stalls sport colorful signs with lots of pictures to help you with your gastronomic decisions.



A steaming bowl of beef offals



Using a blow torch to crisp seafood dumplings


BBQ fish


Japanese fruit crepe with drizzled chocolate sauce. MMMMM.


Deep fried spicy squid


Buns stuffed with meat.


BBQ seafood


Dim Sum

 There is also another market in Richmond, BC, that runs during the summer months called the International Summer Market. If you have time, visit both!


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