Richmond attracts visitors with its multicultural shopping and dining opportunities, and its unique historic and heritage sites.
Sixty per cent of Richmond’s population is of Asian decent, which gives the city its rich multicultural vibe. Shopping and dining in the Golden Village area are among the most authentic experiences outside of Asia.
Another big draw for visitors and locals alike is the quaint seaside fishing village of Steveston. Just a 10-minute drive from Richmond’s City Centre, Steveston was incorporated as a village in 1889 and peaked as a salmon canning centre prior to World War I. Today, with its waterfront boardwalk, fisherman’s wharf, and quaint shops, Steveston still attracts history-minded visitors to the southwest corner of Richmond.
Richmond occupies 17 islands in the mouth of the Fraser River, with easy access to neighbouring municipalities. It is located 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and is home to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).