Tourism Pays in Richmond
Tourism Richmond promotes Richmond as a destination for visitors. Explore VisitRichmondBC.com to find out what our city offers to visitors and locals alike!
What does tourism do for you?
Tourism is a key economic driver in Richmond. Think about it… visitors to our city pay taxes so you as a resident pay less. The things that you have come to enjoy as a Richmond resident all exist in part due to tourism, including restaurants, shopping, festivals and events!
Value of Tourism in Richmond
Throughout 2015, Tourism Richmond conducted studies to look at just how important tourism is to our city's economy:
- Richmond attracted 7.9 million visitors in 2015, spending $1.54 billion dollars in our community.
- Tourism accounted for 11% of the jobs in Richmond in 2015. That’s equal to 13,800 full time jobs and $454 million dollars in incomes.
Take a look at our recent ad in the Richmond News.
Experience Richmond Giveaway
Richmond residents can enter our Richmond Foodie Giveaway for a chance to win a prize package valued at $150! The prize package includes: One $50 restaurant gift card for Little Mexico Cantina, One $50 restaurant gift card for Dave’s Fish and Chips and One $50 restaurant gift card for O’Hare’s Gastropub (all must be used before March 31, 2017).
Contest closes on December 19, 2016. The winner will be contacted on December 20, 2016. Click here for full contest conditions.