indications of the original economy of Richmond, agriculture
and fishing, are still there, the small rural BC community
is now a large bustling city and home to the Vancouver International
Airport and countless hotels, motels & tourist services.
Here and there you can get a glimpse of an earlier, slower
life in the village of Steveston, the productive farms, large
parks and extensive dike system.
twenty minutes south of Vancouver, British Columbia, the city
of Richmond is comprised of a series of islands in the mouth
of the Fraser River that include Sea Island, most of Lulu
Island, and fifteen smaller islands. Cycle along the waterfront
trails. Spy on the birds at home in the natural wetlands or
pick fresh berries from the farms. Take a glimpse at the second
larges Buddhist Temple in North America and visit the historic
fishing village of Steveston. For a relaxing break take a
stroll through the gardens and ponds surrounding the heritage
Minoru Chapel in Minoru Park. Shoppers will delight in the
range of goods offered by Richmond merchants, from purely
western items to those that cater to an Asian market.
Coastal Springs Float Lodge: A full service salmon fishing lodge in the protected waters of Knight Inlet and Blackfish Sound. We focus on large Chinook Salmon (King or Tyee) and cater to smaller groups offering a premier guided BC salmon fishing and wilderness experience. more
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is a growing dynamic urban centre with a unique mix of residential,
and commercial property, agricultural lands, industrial parks,
waterways and natural areas. The city provides both residents
and visitors alike with excellent restaurants, shopping centres,
unique historic sites, beautiful parks and gardens, excellent
cultural and entertainment facilities as well as superb recreation
trips, boating and whale watching tours are among the uniquely
west coast experiences you'll be able to enjoy as well when
you make Richmond your vacation base. Whether your pleasure
is sports, sightseeing, or shopping, Richmond has something
There are over 20 hotels and motor inns in the Richmond area
offering everything from affordable comfort right up to luxurious
or historical stays. There are also a variety of Bed and Breakfasts.
Elevation: 3 m. (10 ft.)
Access: Richmond, 23 km (14 mi.) south of Vancouver, British
Columbia, is home to the Vancouver International Airport. The
terminal for the ferries that can whisk you across to Vancouver
Island is just 20 minutes to the south.
is connected to neighbouring lower mainland communities by a
series of bridges and a tunnel. There are two major freeways
feeding into Richmond and two railway lines. Municipal and national
bus lines also serve the area. Richmond also has two international
Recreation Facilities & Activities: Aquatic centres,
track, fitness centres, soccer and baseball fields, pools, baseball
diamonds, lacrosse boxes, golf courses, arenas, walking/cycling
on the dikes, nature walks. There are over 90 parks, and an
80km trail system.
Attractions: Britannia Shipyard, Murakami House, Rail Car
#1220 in Steveston Park, Buddhist Temple, Gulf of Georgia Cannery
National Historic Site, Museum & Art Gallery, library, Richmond
Nature Park, Richmond's Library Cultural Centre, Steveston Heritage
Fishing Village & Museum, Motorcycle Museum, Gateway Theatre,
Garry Point Park, London Heritage farm
Main Industries: Services, retailing, tourism, technology
industries, light manufacturing, airport services and aviation,
agriculture, fishing, and government.
· February - Chinese New Years celebrations
· July - Steveston Salmon Festival, North Fraser Harbour
Fest, City Centre Celebration
· August - Children's Festival
· September - Nibbles and Bites of Richmond, Fishboat
· October - Halloween at the Cannery, Cranberry Festival,
Once Upon a Pumpkin (Richmond Nature Park)
· December: Christmas at the Cannery, Festival of Lights