Outdoor Activities in Richmond, BC
A world of adventure, all in one city.
Richmond’s extensive trail network makes the city easy and fun to explore. Over 80 kilometres (50 miles) of discovery awaits, and those without a bike can rent one from Village Bikes in Steveston. Thanks to generally flat terrain and beautiful scenery along much of the trails, Richmond’s most popular biking routes give a great opportunity to sightsee while keeping active. Many trails connecting to local parks and beaches, so keep an eye out for wildlife, namely migratory birds, many of whom travel thousands of kilometres to winter here.
Our golf courses are open year-round, and if you like fishing, a charter from Steveston or a visit to any of Richmond’s five fishing piers, platforms, and floats ought to give you your fill. Richmond is also a great place to geocache, with 30 official GeoTour geocaches hidden throughout the city (and many more, hidden by other geocachers).
Richmond is a city of athletes, which explains the 100+ sports and tournament fields across the city. There are numerous opportunities to play and watch sports of all levels of competition. World-class indoor facilities like the Richmond Olympic Oval host provincial, national, and international competition in a variety of sports, and if you take a short trip to Vancouver, you can see NHL hockey (Vancouver Canucks), CFL football (BC Lions), and MLS soccer (Vancouver Whitecaps). The Olympic Oval offers fitness classes, public skating, and a 40-foot climbing wall. There are also places to swim, curl, play indoor beach volleyball, and even play archery tag!