Today we explore the Airport side of Richmond. Aside from being one of the busiest Airports in Canada, there is a gem that is surrounded by gorgeous views and serene atmosphere. If you are not familiar with Vancouver International Airport, it is separated from the Main Terminal and the South Terminal. The South Terminal is for smaller aircrafts such as seaplanes, chartered flights, and helicopters. Inside the Harbour Air Terminal is Flying Beaver Bar and Grill. Just like any quality pub, they have daily drink specials, appetizers, burgers, and breakfasts. What’s special about Flying Beaver Bar & Grill Richmond is that you can see planes taking off as you have a pint. This is real estate you won’t come across every day.
Remember the serene, tranquil atmosphere outside? You can leave that on your way in because this place always have a crowd of pilots, passengers, bystanders, or patrons travelling specifically to this pub. Talk about happy hour, every hour of the day from opening to closing.
Inside you’ll find the décor to center around aircraft components, hunting, and BC wilderness. Everyone had a happy weekend attitude, while feeling cozy.
I miss the sun, it has been raining for a long time and we’re finally getting a bit of fair weather. We had to seize the moment and enjoy it as close to the water as possible. We opted to sit by the heated patio. There was a table with a group of friends enjoy a Sunday brunch. It was breezy but they had throws to keep you warm. Our minds were kept busy with the scenery of ducks, peaceful waters, clouds and planes taking off kept us entertained.
Lunch was in order. We wanted to have good classic pub food. What’s better than fish and chips and pulled pork sandwich.
Fish and Chips: 2 pieces of halibut generously served. Very light, crunchy battered skin on the outside. The knife slices through the skin with ease. Inside, the freshest fish lightly seasoned. It comes with fries and coleslaw.
Pulled Pork Sandwich: First thing I have noticed is how sweet the BBQ sauce was. This was aided by the roasted pears. The pulled pork was soft, and every bite ensured meat juices flying everywhere. This came with a tossed salad.
One side note I want to bring up is the fact that the owners and staff of Flying Beaver are true locals. Even in the menu they give everyone an insight on Richmond. Such as the road conditions, and where we are located in the solar system. I guess they are expecting E.T.’s arrival.
After lunch, we walked out to a windy breeze. It would be foolish not to walk around and enjoy this scenery. People are departing and arriving just around the corner. I can only hope they would slow down and enjoy the view. After all, what’s the hurry? Take your time…
Flying Beaver Bar & Grill Richmond
Cuisine: Pub Food, Pizza, Burgers
Mon 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 9:00 am – 12:00 am
4760 Inglis Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 1L7