Richmond is a culturally diverse and geographically unique community just 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, offering quick and easy access to Metro Vancouver's international airport.
Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation, you’ll quickly appreciate how dedicated Richmond strives to be to the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada, the very reason it has been the recipient of numerous awards for management and innovation. FUN FACT: According to a recent report by Statistics Canada people in Richmond still have the longest life expectancy in Canada, living an average of 85.7 years, a whopping four years longer than the national average.
As a recent venue city for the 2010 Winter Games, Richmond has been experiencing growth and change with remarkable speed, transforming from a rural, local community to an international city with a balance of urban, sub-urban family, and rural areas. You’ll appreciate all that comes with the continuing development of the City's downtown core and waterfront areas, and the recently completed construction of the Canada Line rapid transit system.
You’ll also discover a colourful history that is celebrated at local museums and several public heritage sites like the Historic Steveston Fishing Village.
For those looking to embrace the outdoors, Richmond boasts 1950 acres (789 hectares) of park land and 73 kilometres of trails and 60 kilometres of on-road cycling paths just waiting for you to explore. An extensive system of145 parks provides sports and recreation amenities in each and every neighbourhood in addition to a wide variety of recreational amenities, including pools, arenas, community centres, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, golf courses, lacrosse boxes, running tracks and playing fields all of which contributes to the health and quality of life in Richmond.
If that wasn’t enough, the system of interconnecting perimeter dyke trails provides for a variety of recreational opportunities as well as scenic views of the north shore mountains and natural and historic areas.
Amidst the recent and rapid change, the community has continued to place a priority on protecting farmland, preserving its heritage and protecting the natural environment. Among the popular sites for experiencing Richmond's unique environmental and cultural heritage are Garry Point Park with its beaches and estuary habitat, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Gulf of Georgia Cannery and London Heritage Farm.