About Aberdeen Centre

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Located in the heart of Richmond, Aberdeen Centre is the city’s only Shoppertainment destination with a distinctive retail concept, integrating Shopping + Dining + Entertainment as one. We are the first shopping mall in Canada to break the Guinness World Records® ! Our 380,000 square feet shopping space features more than 160 stores offering the latest fashion, furniture and lifestyle products, Asian herbs and teas and fresh groceries and culinary ingredients. Aberdeen Centre’s unique fusion of East meets West shopping, dining, entertainment and service amenities include; eight full-service restaurants, an 800-seat food court exciting weekly Arts & Cultural performances, seasonal celebrations, themed exhibitions, as well as the only state-of-the-art musical fountain show in town. Aberdeen Centre is also home to many first (and only) Japanese, Korean and Asian food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands in Canada, including Daiso department store. Aberdeen Centre is also a must go for popular n’ trendy Korean cosmetics and skincare products, with flagship locations for Nature’s Republic, ARITAUM, and Tony Moly.

Find everything you need for a fun-filled day - all in one convenient location with ample free parking and direct access to the Canada Line.

Musical Fountain

A one-of-a-kind attraction in the city, the 60 feet musical water fountain will illuminate the Central Atrium every hour.

Show times: Hourly from 12pm

Fountain shows will be suspended during (and sometimes before/after) promotional events taking place at Central Atrium. Call our Customer Service Desk at 604-270-1234 to find out more.

Our Story

"When we built Aberdeen Centre back in 1989, our goal was to create the first truly Asian shopping experience in the Lower Mainland. Our success has inspired us to look beyond cultures, to re-imagine and redefine a new type of retail and entertainment experience. One that embraces the best of East and West. A celebration of multiculturalism. To achieve this we are building a state-of-the-art shopping and entertainment complex triple the size of the original. My vision for the new Aberdeen Centre is to see it become Greater Vancouver pre-eminent cosmopolitan shopping destination. The first Asian/Western centre of its kind, anywhere".

Thomas FungChairman, C.E.O.
The Fairchild Group

History

As an alternative to Chinatown in Vancouver, the enclosed layout of Aberdeen Centre was a totally new concept in early 1990s. The mall was designed as an one-stop shopping with Asian themed retail stores, herbal tea shops, restaurants, cinema and bowling alley as well as continuous weekend entertainment. It was built to cater the blossoming Asian society with rapid growth in skillful and rich Asian immigrants under the government policy since 1984.

Aberdeen Centre enabled the consumers to experience the Orient without the expense of an overseas flight. The mall was also named after a Hong Kong's famous tourist harbour - Aberdeen. It was the largest enclosed Asian retail centre in North America at that time, and other developers follow the concept and modeling. Then, the area around the neighbourhood of Aberdeen Centre has developed into the "Aberdeen District".

Design and Concept

Open, Airy Showcase. The new Aberdeen Centre is an architectural showcase where organic forms integrate with curved interior terraces. Three levels of shopping follow a gracefully curved central galleria anchored at one end by a massive amphitheatre-style Court. The ceiling is dominated by randomly sized skylights which will bathe everything in natural light. The open sight lines from every level allow you a clear view from the Food Court on the third level.

Outside, the Centre’s glass facade is composed of varying tints and types of glass lear, translucent and opaque. This brings the inside out, creating a dynamic display of lighting, colour, signage and reflections for a distinctive look day and night like a modern urban lantern. Curb side parking, generous sidewalks and trees throughout the six acre development set the stage for a dynamic urban neighbourhood shopping area.

 

Fairchild Group

Since its inception in 1985, Fairchild Group has embraced the concepts of globalization and diversification. The company has a number of major property developments on the West and East coast, as well as overseas in Asia.

Thomas Fung, CEO of Fairchild, conceived and built the current Aberdeen Centre in 1989 as North America's first multicultural retail experience. It has been the most popular Asian shopping mall in Western Canada since it opened, attracting international acclaim and setting the standard for others to follow. History is about to be repeated, with the rebirth of the exciting new Aberdeen Centre. Fairchild Group owns and operates two national TV stations, five multicultural radio stations, local largest Chinese language magazine, an e-commerce IT company in Canada.

The concepts of globalization and diversification have also propelled the group into retail and wholesale business, operation under its division Thomson and Fenn Trading Ltd. With the group's unique worldwide networking capability, we have brought many exciting products and innovative sourcing solutions to our customers and business partners alike.

Every moment of everyday, Fairchild group is accelerating, in symphony.