Point of Pride:
For its spectacular architecture and meticulous workmanship, the City of Richmond acknowledges the International Buddhist Temple as Richmond's "Point of Pride".
125th Centennial Award:
In 1993, the founders of the temple received the 125th Centennial Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Canada, for "Significant Contribution to the Canadian Community".
First place, Richmond Landscape and Garden Contest:
The temple has taken first place in the City of Richmond’s Landscape and Garden Contest for more than 10 years in a row, under the Church/Temple category. The awards gala is held each year at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond.