As I live in the City of Richmond,
located in the province of British Columbia, Canada, I never cease to
appreciate the many wonderful attributes that this city offers.
Richmond is often labeled the “Gateway
to British Columbia” because of this city’s unique location -- it
is home to the Vancouver International Airport, it is within easy reach of
highways, it is centrally located between a key U.S./Canada border crossing
and Downtown Vancouver, and it is near a major BC Ferry terminal.
Built predominately on only one island
at the mouth of the Fraser River, Richmond was first settled in 1879 and
continued growing because of its farming, fishing, and river and sea-related
industries. About 168 000 people live today in Richmond, a city that has
expanded its diversity including becoming home to major corporations and
industries related to manufacturing, berry farming, aviation, and high
technology, to name just a few.
Richmond offers trails to explore,
natural parks and gardens, a wide variety of entertainment and shopping
facilities, and excellent accommodation and tourism services. Richmond is
also known for its education and learning amenities, and this city
facilitates and fosters a multicultural environment. In fact, Richmond is
home to the second largest Asian community in North America.
If you stop by or stay in Richmond, be
sure to visit and experience the many
attractions and points of interest such as Steveston Historic
Fishing Village, London Heritage Farm, Richmond Cultural Library Centre,
Gateway Theatre, Riverport Entertainment Park, Richmond Night Market, Public
Market, Golden Village, Central Richmond, Garry Point Park, and Richmond
Nature Park. Furthermore, be sure to enjoy a walk along part of Richmond’s
extensive trail system, and take part in the annual community events such as
the Steveston Salmon Festival and the Cranberry Harvest Festival.
Along with its comfortable mild weather,
Richmond offers a special combination of a natural, urban, historical, and
multicultural setting. Bounded by the arms of the Fraser River and the Gulf
of Georgia, the City of Richmond is indeed an
Island City, by Nature.
For reference and further details, check
The Atlas of Canada—type
and enter the word RICHMOND in the Search-Our-Site window, then
choose the link: Richmond, BC.
Be sure to use the Zoom-out and
Zoom-in buttons at the top of the map.
City of Richmond
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
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