Planning Your Trip

Accommodations

The Executive Vancouver Airport Hotel is located in central Richmond, within walking distance of two shopping malls, grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, Minoru Park, Skytrain to downtown Vancouver, and attractions. From the hotel, it’s a short bus ride to Steveston Village with shopping and a heritage site.

All seminar events and classes are at the Executive Vancouver Airport Hotel. www.executivehotels.net/vancouver-airport-hotel/

Several room options are available. All options include free shuttle service to the airport, free parking, maid service, free WiFi and 24-hour security.

  • Plaza or Courtyard Rooms – $209 plus taxes for the single and double rates
  • One queen bed (can sleep 2) or one king bed (can sleep 2) or two double beds (can sleep 4)
  • One Bedroom Condo Suite – $239 plus taxes for the single and double rates
  • One queen bed and one sofa bed (can sleep 4), full kitchen, washer and dryer
  • Two Bedroom Condo Suite – $289 plus taxes for the single and double rates
  • One queen bed, one double bed or one single bed, one sofa bed (can sleep 4 or 5), full kitchen, washer and dryer, two bathrooms

Further information about making your reservations will be sent with your confirmation package in February 2021.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the Free Bird Table and Bar in the hotel. The hotel is also working on opening Carver’s Steakhouse for breakfast and lunch. Usually, Carver’s is only open for dinner.
For those wishing to pick up groceries, T&T Supermarket (0.6 km, a 9-minute walk) and PriceSmart Foods (1 km, a 16-minute walk) are near the hotel. There is a cold beer and wine store located in the hotel complex.

A list of restaurants within walking distance will be available at Seminar Central.

Travel to Richmond

By air: Vancouver International Airport is about a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The 2020 fare with any taxi company from the airport is $20; this could be higher in 2021. The hotel also has a shuttle. Further information about the hotel shuttle will be included with the class confirmations.

By road: The City of Richmond is on an island in the Fraser River delta, due south of Vancouver. The Executive Vancouver Airport Hotel is located at 7311 Westminster Highway and is easily accessible from Highway 99 and Highway 91.

Richmond Travel Options

There is a bus stop in front of the hotel that goes directly to Steveston Village. The 2020 bus fares within Richmond are $3 for adults/$ 1.95 for seniors over 65.

There are two Canada Line Skytrain stations a 1 km or 15-minute walk from the hotel and either can take you to downtown Vancouver. Fares are $4.25 for adults/$2.95 for seniors over 65. A day pass is available at $10.50 for adults/$8.25 for seniors over 65.

Taxis and rental cars are easily booked.

Helpful Links

Information is available for further family adventures throughout the Lower Mainland (Vancouver metropolitan area), so additional vacation time is definitely an option.

Weather

The weather in May in Richmond can be anything from rainy to cloudy to sunny. Temperatures range from lows of 6˚C to highs of 20˚C. Bring a jacket or sweater for those cool days and evenings and trips to the beach. A sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses will help make your trip more enjoyable.