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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

Getting to Richmond

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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Richmond (population 190,473) is British Columbia's fourth-largest city, located on 17 flat islands at the mouth of the Fraser River. This multicultural 2010 Olympic Venue city lies just 25 minutes south of downtown Vancouver.

You may know Richmond as the home of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and 2010 Olympic long-track speed skating. Yet the city's roots run even deeper. Bordering the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia, Richmond was founded in 1879 as a farming and salmon-canning community. You can still explore its maritime legacy in the historic fishing village of Steveston.

Richmond has since grown into a diverse, modern metropolis. Its population is approximately 60% Asian, reflected in the exotic shopping and dining options in the Golden Village, as well as the temples on the "Highway to Heaven" (No. 5 Road). From nature parks and night markets to wineries and whale-watching, Richmond has it all.

Getting Here & Around

Richmond is centrally located in Metro Vancouver. Choose from car, air, rail, ferry, and public transit options to get here and get around Richmond, the home of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). 


There are many methods of transportation in Richmond that can assist you in traveling around the region, from car and motorcycle rentals to charter busses and seaplanes.  

Neighbourhoods & Parks

Richmond's neighbourhoods entice with diversity. Amazing dining in the Golden Village. Shopping galore in City Centre. Historic sites and tasty seafood in Steveston. And 90-plus parks to explore.

Campaigns & Contests

Tourism Richmond constantly offers exciting campaigns and contests. It might be a special restaurant promotion, a drive for local charities, or a chance to win an overnight getaway in Richmond.

Visitor Centres

Pop into one of Richmond's two easy-to-access Visitor Centres for up-to-date information, maps, directions, hotel reservations and more.  

Destination Guide

Want to find out everything about Richmond from one handy source? The latest edition of our Visitor Guide has you covered! 

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Learn about Richmond's climate, currency, time zones, holidays, liquor laws, and more.