Dad Ken Palko gives the kids a spin on the merry-go-round at the Terra Nova Adventure Park.
Photo by Chung Chow
Summer fun in Richmond
Published 4:42 PDT, Wed July 12, 2017
Last Updated: 2:12 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021
If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, here are a few suggestions.
CHILD’S PLAY ADVENTURE
Dates: All day, every day
Venue: Terra Nova Play Ground
If your kids have you climbing the wall at home, try this free Terra Nova park for all ages. Info: richmond.ca/parks/parks/about/amenities/park.aspx?ID=116
Date: All summer long
Venue: All around town
Splash Toys at 14-380 Moncton St. in Steveston has a toy selection for every budget—from simple toys like the $1 parachute people, to kites to fly at Garry Point, or beach balls to toss in the park. Also board games for all ages for those indoor days.
B.C. BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dates: July 27 to 30, Aug. 3 to 6
Venue: Minoru Park
Richmond City Baseball hosts to a pair of provincial championships this summer. The 15-and-under AAA finals are July 27 to 30 at Latrace Field, located near the middle of Minoru Park. From Aug. 3 to 6, the 11-and-under A championships are slated.
WESTERN CANADIAN SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dates: Aug. 10 to 13
Venue: Steveston-London Park
The best under-18 girls’ softball teams in the west gather in Richmond this summer, as the Richmond Girls Softball Association plays host to the Western Canadian championships.
YVR MUSIC AND PHOTOS
Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays
Venue: YVR Jade Canoe and Domestic Terminal Level 3 Food Court
You don’t have to be flying to travel to YVR for their free concerts and art show. Enter to win one of four pairs of round-trip tickets to any destination in Canada. Info: yvr.ca
RICHMOND INDOOR PAINTBALL
Dates: All summer
Venue: 160-6631 Westminster Hwy.
Offering a fully-immersed “Call of Duty,” Richmond Indoor Paintball is the only indoor paintball field in the Greater Vancouver area.