Richmond, BC Fact Sheet
Facts and figures about Richmond, BC
- Richmond has a population of just under 200,000, 74.1% percent of which claims Asian heritage. We also have an average life expectancy of 85.7 years—over 4 years longer than the national average of 81.1 years.
- Not only is the village of Steveston beautiful, it has the largest commercial fishing harbour in Canada and contains two National Historic Sites, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards.
- Richmond’s celebrity status has grown in the past decade; you can spot areas of Richmond in productions like Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, The Interview, and Godzilla (just to name a few).
- The Richmond Olympic Oval was originally built for the speed skating events at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. It has since added two hockey rinks, two running tracks, a 40 foot climbing wall, a rowing tank, and a multi-use space for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and many other indoor sports. It is also where you’ll find Canada’s only official Olympic museum, where you can experience the glory of competing in the winter games on state-of-the-art simulators.
- There are over 60 temples, mosques, churches, and chapels in Richmond, many of which stand side-by-side on No. 5 Rd, which is also known as the "Highway to Heaven".
- The Agricultural Land Reserve preserves over 4,900 hectares of Richmond’s farmland (39% of the city) which hosts over 200 local farms producing fresh food.
- While strawberries, corn, pumpkins, potatoes, and much more grow in Richmond’s fertile soil, blueberries and cranberries are the dominant crops, with Richmond being Canada’s largest cranberry producer.
- Richmond is home to Canada’s most awarded airport, Vancouver International (YVR). Once you touch down, over 20 brand-name hotels and 4,500 rooms await your arrival, with 145,000 combined square feet of meeting space for rent.