About Richmond

Richmond is a culturally diverse and geographically unique community centrally located on Canada’s West Coast, in Metro Vancouver, 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, and 25 minutes from the US border.

Richmond has been experiencing growth and change with remarkable speed, transforming from a rural, local community to an international city with a balance of urban, sub-urban family, and rural areas. The continuing development of the City’s downtown core and waterfront areas, and the recently completed construction of the Canada Line rapid transit system and the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 2010 Winter Games, ensures that Richmond’s transformation is ongoing.

Please visit the City of Richmond’s City Profile page for a more detailed description of Richmond’s location, population and geography, and our many cultural and recreational amenities.

We invite you to browse this section of our website to learn more about Richmond.


gulfofgeorgiacannery_290x200 Richmond is filled with an array of exciting activities available to all ages and abilities. Try an adventure on the water whale watching or test your luck at the casino. Hone your skills on the bowling alley or venture out for a game of golf or agricultural experience.


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From affordable comfort to 4-star luxury, Richmond offers accommodations with Pacific Northwest ambiance, Canadian hospitality, and brand names you know.


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Richmond’s multi-ethnicity translates into an extraordinary range of culinary experiences from family-style restaurants, fine dining and an array of authentic international cuisine, especially Asian cuisine.


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Visitors can get to Richmond, British Columbia by plane, car and ferry. Home to Vancouver International Airport and 20 minutes from the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal and the Canadian/USA border crossings.