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Carnival Amusement Rides at Lansdowne Centre Mall in Richmond

West Coast Amusements at Lansdowne Centre

Lansdowne Centre Mall in Richmond hosts a carnival by West Coast Amusements each spring. The event features amusement rides, food and games.

The carnival rides are at the mall between the end of March and middle of April in 2024.



The next big event at Lansdowne Mall this year is the Royal Canadian International Circus. It’s in Surrey (at Guildford Town Centre) from May 2nd to 12th and then at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond from May 16th to 20th. It’s an awesome circus and highly recommended! Kids love it! It’s also very affordable, especially when you use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES which gives you 2-for-1 pricing on general admission!


Royal Canadian Circus


West Coast Amusements Carnival Rides in Richmond

West Coast Amusements is a travelling carnival that stops at different cities across Western Canada. The midway operation is the largest of its kind in the country, with three separate units that serve more than 100 locations. The company is owned and operated by the Hauser family which has been entertaining people for four generations.

The outdoor carnival stops in Richmond most years during or close to Spring Break (but after the school holidays in 2024). West Coast Amusements usually sets up at Lansdowne Centre Mall, located at 5300 No. 3 Road. In 2024 the carnival is at the shopping centre from March 29th until April 14th.

As usual, this year’s carnival takes place in the mall’s parking lot and features lots of family-friendly fun. The event offers a large selection of rides that appeal to different ages. There are small rides for young kids, mid-range rides for families and more extreme rides for thrill-seeking folks. There are also midway games to play, similar to those available at the PNE Fair. Most years you can expect to see ring toss, horse racing and balloon darts games. Traditional carnival-style food stands are on-site too. They sell things like shaved ice, mini donuts and other treats.


Playland at the PNE


Hours of Operation

In 2024, the carnival at Lansdowne Centre runs from Friday, March 29th, until Sunday, April 14th. Between these dates, the attraction is only closed on April 2nd, 8th and 9th.

Hours of operation vary depending on the day. The 2024 schedule is listed below, with exact details subject to change.

  • Friday, March 29th: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30th: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 31st: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Monday, April 1st: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 3rd: 3:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 4th: 3:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Friday, April 5th: 3:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 6th: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 7th: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 10th: 3:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 11th: 3:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Friday, April 12th: 3:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 13th: 12:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 14th: 12:00 to 6:00 pm


Royal Canadian Circus


Admission Rates

You don’t have to pay to get into the carnival area at Lansdowne Centre. You do though have to pay for the rides and games you play.

Similar to previous years, tickets are available at the on-site box office in 2024. Each ride costs between 3 and 6 coupons per person, and coupons are available in different bundles. Single gold coupons cost $1.50. A book of 20 coupons costs about $27. 40 coupons cost about $48. There’s also a special flyer available at the mall’s Guest Service desk. In it you’ll get six rides for $24.

For folks who want to make the most out of the carnival, Wrist Band Passes are also available for $45 per person. Wristbands grant access to all of the carnival rides for any one day. However, games and food still cost extra.


Spring Carnival at Lansdowne Centre


Other Information

For more information about the carnival in Richmond, visit the Lansdowne Centre Events page.

To learn more about the midway operation, visit the West Coast Amusements website.

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