Living in Richmond
Richmond is a unique island city comprised of 17 islands nestled at the mouth of the Fraser River. With the coastal mountain range as a backdrop and the water surrounding it, Richmond is a city surrounded by beauty.
Close to other Metro Vancouver areas, Richmond is only 30 minutes south of downtown Vancouver, 20 minutes from Burnaby, 40 minutes from the North Shore, 30 minutes from the United States border and is home to the Vancouver International Airport.
Richmond has over 90 parks covering 1,400 acres, with over 80 kilometres of designated recreational trails which provides a wide range of outdoor activity opportunities for families.
Richmond has always been an intercultural city, with immigrants currently making up over 60 per cent of the city's population. The number of Richmond residents who are Chinese-Canadian has climbed 30 per cent in the last 15 years due to emigration from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. Today, Richmond has a population with links to every continent and has a reputation as having some of the world's best Chinese restaurants.
With exceptional education and healthcare facilities, lifestyle amenities and a wide range of housing opportunities, Richmond is one of the most desirable places to live in the world.