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SkyTrain dates: 8 things to do around Aberdeen Station

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Sam Schonewille Sep 29, 2017 9:23 am 2,767

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.

Go shopping at Aberdeen Centre

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  • 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
  • How much:¬†Free!

Feast your heart out at Sanpoutei Ramen

  • What:¬†Great service, outstanding food, and chewy noodles. A top-notch date idea, especially for those wishing to pop their ramen virginity.
  • Where: 4328 No 3 Road #160
  • When:¬†Wednesday to Sunday 11 am – 3 pm and 6 pm – 10 pm, closed Monday, Tuesday
  • How much:¬†Around $14 per plate

Swing a racket at Drive Badminton Centre

  • What:¬†The ideal location for a post-work badminton sesh or a fun weekend activity for you and the lucky lady. Make sure to bring rackets, they go for as little as $20 at WalMart.
  • Where: 4551 No 3 Road
  • When:¬†Monday to Thursday 9 am – 12:30 am, Friday 9 am – 1 am, Saturday 10 am – midnight, and Sunday 9 am – 11 pm
  • How much: $5 for a 2.5 to 4-hour drop in slot

Sip tapioca balls at the Bubble Tea Shop

  • 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.
  • Where: 4651 No 3 Road #105
  • When:¬†Sunday to Thursday noon – 9:30 pm, Friday, Saturday noon – 11:30 pm
  • How much:¬†Around $5 per drink

Walk alongside the Middle Arm Waterfront Park

  • What:¬†A 1.5 km long waterside park located next to the Olympic Oval and UBC Lecky Boathouse. Park amenities include play areas, two new piers, an amphitheater and beautiful views.
  • Where: 7411 River Road
  • When:¬†Daily 5 am – 11 pm
  • How much: Free!

Learn a musical instrument at Tom Lee Music Richmond

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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
  • How much:¬†Free!

Get a cocktail at Millennium Karaoke

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  • What:¬†The ultimate icebreaker to break the tension and set the mood. Fully stocked with alcohol so you can let your voice sing out with a little more social lubricant.
  • Where: 4451 No 3 Road #201
  • When:¬†Monday to Wednesday 7 pm – 2 am, Thursday to Sunday 2 pm – 2 am
  • How much:¬†Around $20 per couples

Got for hot pot at Claypot Hot Pot and BBQ

  • 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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Sam Schonewille
Hiker, runner, and amateur climber following the call to the great outdoors. You can follow Samantha’s adventures on Instagram @outdorphins.

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