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Fabulous Buddhist temple

This temple is the largest Buddhist temple in North America. It was built with great care... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2018
Mary H
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
An Excellent Place to Train and Practice Meditation

This is one of the excellent places offering free meditation training class on every Saturday... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Richmond, 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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
+1 604-274-2822
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

This temple is the largest Buddhist temple in North America. It was built with great care. Specially trained artisans from China did much of the work. Visitors are welcome and are treated to a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is one of the excellent places offering free meditation training class on every Saturday 09-11am, and if you are available to spend more time there, you can join the vegan lunch provided by the Temple for free (donation accepted). The training is conducted mainly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

I've always felt welcome whenever I visit the temple and grounds. Photography is discouraged. One can easily devote 2 to 3 hours discovering the many faucets of the lands and premises.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Renegade225
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The temple very clean and the atmosphere was calm. Just becareful at the "gift" shop. All proceeds go to the temple however, they will provide false or incorrect information to make a sale. Bring a friend that can read chinese and you will be fine....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 732cimo
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This was an impromptu visit on my last day in Canada. I'm so glad I went. I felt completely at peace in this beautiful place of worship.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScouseEclecticDiner
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Beautiful and serene temple. as expected from a Buddhist temple. Worth taking a detour for short visit if in/around Richmond area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vikasrjain
Reviewed August 27, 2018

While staying at the floating home at the Canoe pass inn we visited the International Buddhist Society property .It.is an amazing place to see be transported to China to see the most wonderful buildings and Temple .You don’t have to a Buddhist to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arthills
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The temple is very traditional and lots of decorations Lots of parking spaces a nice fish pond with a life extended bridge lots of picturing angle I would recommend strongly to visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bccool
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Quiet, lovely, gracious. A beautiful peaceful place where people can meditate, walk in the gardens or join in for the lunch.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RoxanneStanick
Reviewed July 28, 2018

If you are having a hectic time in your life, a visit to the Buddhist Temple and gardens on Steveston Highway will bring you some serenity. A real oasis in the middle of Metro Vancouver. Such a special place...

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Bella B | 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
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Yes, it opens daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.