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International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)

9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
+1 604-274-2822
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Buddhist Temple

Quaint temple with a small chinese garden. Nice place for vegetarian food too. The parking can be a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenneth F
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Nice small temple ( compared to the huge ones in China and other places )

This was one of the first temples I went to in Canada. It was very nice with the ponds and a simple... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Toronto, Canada
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The International Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America, housing the largest Buddhist statue on the continent and the largest Buddhist mural in the world.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
+1 604-274-2822
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint temple with a small chinese garden. Nice place for vegetarian food too. The parking can be a challenge on festival days as they have reduced some stalls. Otherwise it the nicest buddhist temple in Richmond

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was one of the first temples I went to in Canada. It was very nice with the ponds and a simple processional entry. It looks small but there's another back courtyard. The sitting area by the gardens is picturesque. A nice afternoon to go...More

Thank unagiichi
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Although not a Buddhist this is a very interesting place to visit even if you only look at the architecture, gardens and statues which I did. It is a very tranquil place and you are requested to respect those who are worshipping by not taking...More

Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I went to the Buddhist Temple today by Transit Bus - it was very easy to get there from Richmond. When I walked in from the street I entered into a realm of Peace and Tranquility! I made my way by the Buddha Statue and...More

Thank luckylady2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our family attends at least 2 times a year to pay respect to my mother-in-law and her mom. My father-in-law purchased placards for them, as well as himself (covered as he is alive) that has a place inside the temple, numbered on the walls. The...More

Thank D. W
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Rated "Excellent" by me primarily because of the vegetarian restaurant on the premises, which they don't like to call a restaurant, but it is. Outstanding vegetarian food, maybe the best in Vancouver. The servers are all volunteers, and the money charged goes towards the upkeep...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We "stumbled upon" this Buddhist Temple and gardens near to our airport hotel near YVR. It was so interesting, we actually came back for another visit. As non-Buddhists, we learned quite a bit by taking a leisurely stroll through the peaceful gardens and temple. Plenty...More

2  Thank SpringdaleGirl
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this place in the morning and on a non religious day and hence it was pretty empty and you can spend more leisurely time here. Avoid 1st and 15th day of the Chinese Calendar. There is ample carpark lots here as well.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We visited on a weekday morning, and even then there was a steady trickle of visitors and worshippers to the temple. The grounds outside the temple include a nice garden, which helped to make up for the disappointing Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden. (Sun Yat-sen was...More

1  Thank Country_Wife
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visited this Buddhist temple on a very wet weekday and had difficulty finding valid information from transport staff at Richmond Brighouse skytrain terminus. Sort help from one bus personnel and given wrong info as to which bus to get on.Subsequently managed to get on the...More

Thank Doolie77
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Sophia S
22 April 2017|
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Response from Janet G | Reviewed this property |
I believe its safe there to leave your small luggage in the car. I saw other out-of-town people there & thats what they did. A lot of people coming & going & only one way in & out of the parking lot. I wouldn't enter the... More
13 June 2016|
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Response from SKT88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it opens daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.