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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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Massive Chinese temple complex a glimpse of Asian belief systems

I've watched this temple grow from a solitary temple building in the 1980s to the massive temple... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
Beautiful, serene place

The place has a wonderful garden, where you can sit and admire the building. Entering the yard of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Keren O
Beersheba, Israel
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1M5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've watched this temple grow from a solitary temple building in the 1980s to the massive temple complex it is today. Gives visitors a view of the Mahayana style of Buddhism popular in China, quite different from the Theravada Buddhism found in much of Southeast...More

Thank hokenyu
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The place has a wonderful garden, where you can sit and admire the building. Entering the yard of the temple, you can see the statues and interesting wall plates, about General Guan, a buddhist hero. Inside the temple, we got explanations about the coming holiday.

Thank Keren O
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Decided to come after our visit to Steveston. We came ten minutes after the closing time but the guard was kind enough to let us in for a couple pictures. The temple is a delicate edifice of classical Chinese architectural style. An oddity in Canada,...More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a beautiful temple and a peaceful one. I am not a Buddhist, so can't comment on the spiritual and religious aspect. The temple offers meditation on Saturdays (I think), which would be more interesting to me. I guess it's a nice place to...More

1  Thank Vegan T
Reviewed 7 October 2017

- The temple is absolutely beautiful. Walking in, breathing in the fresh air and incense, taking in the beautiful scenery and feeling the peaceful vibes of the Temple was wonderful. We came for this. This is where I wanted to sit and meditate. Some descriptions...More

Thank rainyday83
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The temple is a beautiful place to go to, as long as you stay away from the restaurant. We read so many positive reviews on the restaurant's vegeterian menu and on the fact you can have a nice meal on donation, so we decided to...More

1  Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 1 September 2017

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
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Sophia S
22 April 2017|
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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
13 June 2016|
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Response from SKT88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it opens daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.