Getting Here

Thrangu Monastery Canada is honoured to host the 6th 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.

  • Address

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


    T: +1-778-297-6010
    or Contact Us

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, travellers 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 travelling 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 centre.

From Richmond centre

  • 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. Neighbouring religious centres will accommodate overflow parking. Please check back in April for additional information.