Richmond, BC, Canada is a diverse community consisting of many different cultures and traditional experiences. Richmond is built on a network of 17 small islands located in the Fraser River Delta. The islands are separated by the south, middle and north arms of the Fraser River. Lulu Island is the largest of the islands and the commercial centre in Richmond.
Top attractions, adventures and activities most enjoyed in and around Richmond, BC, Canada and the surrounding areas are golfing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, biking, swimming, boating, wildlife tours, wine tours, sailing, sightseeing, flightseeing, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, cycling and hiking.
A few of the more popular, some would say best, activity destinations located in and around Richmond, British Columbia includes the Steveston's Garry Point Park, Richmond Nature Park, Minoru Park, Terra Nova Park, McDonald Beach Park, Iona Beach Regional Park and over 80 kilometres of dyke trails.
The city enjoys a very high percentage of Asian businesses due to the fact that much of the population is of Chinese, Japanese and Indian descent. Richmond places to stay, services and amenities important to travelers include accommodations (resorts, hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), vacation homes, cottages, cabins, lodges, hostels), campgrounds, tours, guides, attractions, big box stores, nightclubs, restaurants, laundromat, coffee shops, wineries, breweries, casino, spas, grocery stores, pubs, liquor store, banks, gas station, gift stores, and internet service.
Best Richmond, BC history, entertainment, culture and art venues includes the Steveston Heritage Fishing Village, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, Richmond Olympic Experience, Richmond Olympic Oval, Steveston Museum, London Heritage Farm, Thrangu Monastery, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum, and the Ling Yen Mountain Temple.
Transportation services getting to and from Richmond, British Columbia include the main highway of course (Highway #99 and Highway #1), and then there is taxi, bus, car rental, marina, rail, and the (YVR) Vancouver International Airport (11 minute drive - 8 kms) and the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal (23 minute drive - 25 kms) and Horseshoe Bay Terminal (43 minute drive - 48 kms).