Richmond has become on of the most culturally and geographically unique community, which is, located centrally on Canada’s Wes Cost, in Metro Vancouver. Richmond is a very central location, the city is about 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, and 25 minutes from the US border. It is the home of the Vancouver International Airport. YVR is less than ten minutes away from downtown Richmond which is easily accessible by transit, hotel shuttle, taxi and limousine services.
Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics in 2010 and Richmond built a venue for the 2010 Winter Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval. Since the development of the Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond has been experiencing growth and change. Richmond’s city downtown core and waterfront areas vastly grow recently, with the construction of the Canada Line rapid transit system.
The population in Richmond begins to increase as the city begins to grow. The current estimated population for 2016 is 213,891, which, increased by 23,418 from 2011 and increased from 2006 by 39,430. As the population grows, tourists’ attractions grow as well in Richmond.
Visitors to Richmond can enjoy a variety of tourists’ attractions including restaurants, shopping centers, historic and public art and park and gardens.
A must see, is the Richmond Olympic Oval. This venue was constructed in February 2010 Richmond hosted the Olympic speed skating and other celebrations in conjunction with 2010 Winter Games. The address for the Richmond Olympic Oval is 6111 River Road, Richmond, B.C.
Steveston Historic Fishing Village gives you a glimpse of the west coast fishing industry. Stroll through the amazing village shops and visit two must see historic sites. The sites to visit are, Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Stop at the Steveston Museum and be sure to see Historic Tram #1220. You must take a walk through Garry Point Park and taste the fish and chips on the warf.
A few more parks that Richmond is recognized for are a must see! Garden City Park is kid and adult friendly. There is a playground for the kids meanwhile the adults can walk the trails. Garry Point Park is a waterfront view with spectacular views. Imperial Landing Park has a long boardwalk, fishing piers and an observation tower. London Heritage Farm is a historic farmhouse over looking the Fraser River. Middle Arm Waterfront Greenway Park has piers and multiple play areas for the kids. Richmond Nature Park has over 200 acres of bog forest, trails and heritage buildings.
We hope you enjoy Richmond just as much as we do!