Travel to Richmond

Getting Here

Thrangu Monastery Canada is honored to host the 10th Annual North American Kagyu Monlam. Located in Beautiful British Columbia, on a Richmond city road nicknamed “The Highway to Heaven”, participants will find much to see and do nearby. Community members will help to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.



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Thrangu Monastery Canada
8140 No. 5 Rd
Richmond, BC V6Y 2V4



Visitors must book their own accommodation as the number of rooms at our Monastery is very limited.

There are a number of hotels located in central Richmond along Westminster Highway. For example,

-Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
-Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
-Quality Hotel Airport (South)
-Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport

There is public transportation from this area to the Monastery.  Bus #405 travels from Brighouse Station to the Monastery (the nearest stop is No. 5 Rd @Blundell). Visit to plan your trip. More information is also available below on this web page.

Another option may be:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport (located on No. 6 Rd). Please note that there is NO public transportation from this hotel to the Monastery.


Flying to Vancouver

The Monastery is located approximately 11 km from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Vancouver International Airport is serviced by taxi, shuttles, and city transit. Visit for more information.


Taking City Transit

Bus “405 Five Road/Cambie” travels between the Monastery and Richmond Centre (Brighouse Station). From Brighouse Station, travelers can generally reach downtown Vancouver within 30 minutes or the airport within 15 minutes using the Canada Line Skytrain.

If taking city transit, visit to plan your trip.



The city of Richmond is approximately a 30-minute drive south from downtown Vancouver and a 45-minute drive from the US border.

The Monastery is located at No. 5 Rd and Blundell Rd in Richmond, BC. If you are traveling from Vancouver or from the US, it is accessible by Highway 99 and Steveston Hwy.

The Monastery is located approximately 5 km/10-minute drive from Richmond center.


From Richmond Center

  • Drive 3.5 km west along Westminster Highway.
  • Turn right (southbound) on No. 5 Rd. Travel south 2km along No. 5 Rd until you pass Blundell Rd.
  • You will see Thrangu Monastery on your left-hand side immediately after you pass Blundell Rd.

Limited parking will be available at the Monastery. Neighboring religious centers will accommodate overflow parking. This web page will be updated with any changes to parking availability.



Detailed below is the information for event parking.  We have arranged these parking spaces with the help of our kind neighbours to the best we can.  Since parking is limited, we greatly encourage carpooling with family and friends.  This will also, in turn, help the environment.  Please be respectful of our neighbours as you pass through their properties; their kind support is vital to the success of this event and many to come.