Richmond BC: Where Far East Meets the Canadian West Coast
Richmond is the fourth largest city in BC, just 25 minutes south of downtown Vancouver and 25 minutes north of the United States border - a city of stunning mountain vistas, beautiful waterfront sunsets and vibrant urban living.
Known for the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Sites, the charming seaside village of Steveston, world-famous Asian summer night markets, Chinese New Year celebrations and other special events throughout the year, Richmond, BC, gives visitors a unique "Far East meets West Coast" experience of authentic Asian culture along with the attractions and activities of the Lower Mainland's Western Seaboard.
For food lovers, Richmond is a daily dining adventure, promising fresh seafood from its resident fishing fleet (the largest in Canada), the best Chinese restaurants outside of China and unparalleled authentic cuisine from across Asia - especially among the 200+ restaurants along the three short blocks of Alexandra Road (Food Street) in the Golden Village.
The City is also home to the largest Asian mall outside of Asia, Western Canada's biggest casino,Vancouver International Airport (YVR), distinctive wineries, luxurious spas, the renowned Highway to Heaven and The Richmond Olympic Oval, which hosts sporting championships for top athletes from around the world.
Rail service via Canada Line offers convenient transportation to many of Richmond's top attractions and shopping centres, while 80 km of biking and walking trails connect beaches, parks and neighbourhoods, making it easy to discover the natural beauty of Richmond's urban/rural landscape.