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BRUCE OKABE NAMED NEW CEO OF TOURISM RICHMOND

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM

RICHMOND, B.C. – Tourism Richmond has announced that Bruce Okabe has taken the position as Chief Executive Officer of the organization beginning March 15. Mr. Okabe will now lead British Columbia’s fourth largest destination marketing organization (DMO) and Canada’s leading hotel occupancy destination. 
RICHMOND, B.C. – Did you know there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings? Dumplings come in all shapes and forms, from water-boiled, to deep-fried, steamed and even dessert dumplings. In Richmond, B.C. there is no shortage of dumplings to choose from and Tourism Richmond is inviting visitors to sample some of the delicious options that the city has to offer through a new tour, the Dumpling Trail.
  Richmond, B.C., Canada (June 15, 2015) - Tourism Richmond is thrilled to announce that the winner of the recent My Richmond Book contest, with a prize package worth $8,400, is long-time Richmond resident, Christine Evans. By participating in the program and entering the contest, Mrs. Evans has won an all-expense-paid trip for two of her long distance family members to visit Richmond, British Columbia.

8 Lucky Dishes to Devour During Chinese New Year

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 2:00 AM

Richmond, B.C., Canada (Feb. 17, 2015) - An intoxicating mixture of noises, smells and sights will soon fill the streets of Richmond, B.C. as the city prepares for Chinese New Year, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Sheep begins on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Richmond - home to Canada's largest per capita percentage of Chinese descendants - hosts one of the continent's most elaborate and authentic Chinese New Year celebrations.

TOP 5 SPOTS TO SHOP FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS IN RICHMOND, B.C.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 2:00 AM

Richmond, B.C., Canada (Dec. 4, 2014) - It's no muss, no fuss holiday shopping in Richmond. Home to five shopping hot spots - Steveston Village, the Golden Village, City Centre, East Richmond and Sea Island - shoppers will be sure to find plenty of parking (often free!) and something for even the most fickle folks on their lists. And with 24 convenient and affordable hotels in Richmond, it's easy to turn a shopping excursion into a fun weekend getaway.
 Richmond, BC, Canada (August 11, 2014) - What is potentially one of the largest returns of sockeye salmon in recorded history is soon to make its way up the Fraser River. An unprecedented 72 million sockeye salmon (the progeny of the 2010 run) are predicted to return to the Fraser River in 2014 - more than double the record-setting 30-million sockeye salmon return in 2010, the largest in nearly 100 years.
Richmond, B.C., CANADA (June 4, 2014) - Tourism Richmond's highly anticipated Richmond Play For Free promotion is back. Starting now, visitors who book three consecutive nights at one of the 17 participating hotels in Richmond, BC, for stays from June 15 to September 15, 2014, will receive a free Metro Vancouver Attractions Access Pass for a family of up to four people per room booked - valued at over $800.