Located in Richmond’s bustling city centre, Aberdeen Station is the gateway to Richmond city life. Take a stroll along the Fraser River, hit up the local mall or go out for hot pot to wind the day down.
A 25-minute ride away from downtown, nothing’s holding you back from hopping on the Skytrain to check this place out.
What: One of the nicest Chinese shopping malls in North America. Aberdeen Centre hosts regular cultural events and is a local go-to. To top it off the food court is teeming with good eats and new things to try.
Where: 151 Hazelbridge Way
When: Sunday to Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday to Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
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What: A sugar-lover’s paradise, you can order anything from lavender milk to waffles or any bubble tea you can think up. With walls lined with Asian collectibles, the bubbly ambiance of the shop will leave a smile on your face.
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What: Your one-stop shop for any guitar, piano, flute, or (for the master musician), triangle needs. Walk in pace with a metronome, oggle at expensive instruments, or take a group lesson to refine your musical skills.
Where: 3631 No 3 Rd #150
When: Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday to Friday 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday noon – 5 pm
What: A three-level hotpot experience equipped with a hotpot, searing meat bowl, and top bowl for steaming dumplings/dim sums. For weekend dates, plan ahead by making a reservation as this is a local hotspot.
Where: 8291 Alexandra Road
When: Tuesday to Thursday 5 pm – midnight, Friday to Monday 5 pm – 1 am
How much: Around $7 per soup plus $1 add ons
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