Why Richmond BC?
Why Richmond?

Why Richmond, BC?

Pursue your passion or discover a new one in Pacific Canada’s playground.

A thriving and inviting Pacific coastal city, Richmond is an authentic, well-connected and cost-effective destination for visitors.

Where east meets west, sea meets city and urban meets nature, Richmond is the home of fun attractions, enticing shopping, fascinating heritage and a celebrated international dining scene.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is right in our backyard. We enjoy a mild year-round climate, easy regional and international access, and convenient proximity to our Vancouver neighbour.

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Richmond is home to a wide array of unique attractions. Charming Steveston Village has two evocative National Historic Sites—the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards—while the landmark Richmond Oval is an official Olympic venue with state-of-the-art sports simulators. Add London Heritage Farm, Richmond Art Gallery and the fascinating International Buddhist Temple and you'll never run out of great places to visit.


Home to dozens of parks and green spaces, Richmond is a hotspot for biking and walking trails. Whale watching boat trips are also highly popular here. But that's not all: we also offer great golfing options plus everything from go-carting and escape rooms to keep you busy. And if you're thirsty for winery or brewery tours, we also have some tasty local options to check out.


With more than 800 restaurants on our menu, eating-out in Richmond is an endless adventure. Alongside fresh seafood and our summer night market, we are home to North America’s finest Asian food scene—try our Dumpling Trail for starters. We are also a popular destination for memorable self-guided dine-arounds.


Visitors can dive into an array of distinctive shopping options, from unique boutiques to department stores and from our summertime night market to fascinating Asian-themed malls. Richmond also has one of the region’s most popular designer outlet centres. Many of our shopping options are close to major hotels.


World-renowned concerts, comedians and more take centre stage at Richmond venues, including the popular River Rock Casino Resort. Many of our visitors love to indulge in an evening at the casino, head to a local karaoke bar or take in an entertaining play at the excellent Gateway Theatre.


We have more than 20 major international hotel brands for you to choose from here. Many of our hotels also offer free round-trip airport shuttles.

Accessible & Convenient

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located right here in Richmond. Many US/Canada border crossings are also just a 30-minute drive away. And the Canada Line rapid transit system connects passengers to downtown Vancouver in just 25 minutes.