One of BC’s most popular attractions, with two National Historic Sites, whale watching and popular marinaside eateries....more
Is Canada’s first traditional monastery and features a 13-foot gold statue of Shakyamuni Buddha....more
Showcases more than 800 restaurants, half of them Asian and most of them exceptional....more
Richmond celebrates Asian culture through this two week festival in January with dragon and lion dances....more
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Richmond is home to the Vancouver International Airport and just 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver and the US/Cana...more
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The Canada Line Skytrain systems runs throughout central Richmond, allowing easy access to some of the Richmond’s b...more
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Richmond is served by Metro Vancouver’s Translink public transportation system of buses and light, rapid transit, which includes the Canada line train. See additional map for the Canada Line route). A full-day transit DayPass is $9.75. Buses operate between 5 am and 1 am daily and full schedules can be found at translink.com.

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If you are flying by Air, you will arrive at the Vancouver International Airport or YVR. If you are travelling by car, Richmond is a 25-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, about the same as it is from the US Border. In total, it’s a three-hour drive from Seattle, four hours to Kelowna and 11 from Calgary.

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All citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean are required to present a valid passport when entering the United States at any airport. For land and sea border crossings, you must have a passport or a government-issued I.D. plus proof of citizenship. For more information on document requirements for
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This dazzlingly modern four-block area in Richmond is the heart of Asian commercial and cultural life. And with three As...more
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Richmond BC: Where Far East Meets the Canadian West Coast

Richmond is the fourth largest city in BC, just 25 minutes south of downtown Vancouver and 25 minutes north of the United States border - a city of stunning mountain vistas, beautiful waterfront sunsets and vibrant urban living.

Known for the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Sites, the charming seaside village of Steveston, world-famous Asian summer night markets, Chinese New Year celebrations and other special events throughout the year, Richmond, BC, gives visitors a unique "Far East meets West Coast" experience of authentic Asian culture along with the attractions and activities of the Lower Mainland's Western Seaboard.

For food lovers, Richmond is a daily dining adventure, promising fresh seafood from its resident fishing fleet (the largest in Canada), the best Chinese restaurants outside of China and unparalleled authentic cuisine from across Asia - especially among the 200+ restaurants along the three short blocks of Alexandra Road (Food Street) in The Golden Village.

The City is also home to the largest Asian mall outside of Asia, Western Canada's biggest casino, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), distinctive wineries, celebrity-favourite spas, the renowned Highway to Heaven and The Richmond Olympic Oval, which hosts sporting championships for top athletes from around the world.

Rail service via Canada Line offers convenient transportation to many of Richmond's top attractions and shopping centers, while 80 km of biking and walking trails connect beaches, parks and neighbourhoods, making it just as easy to discover the natural beauty of Richmond's urban/rural landscape.

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