Richmond BC Travel Guide
Welcome to Richmond, BC!
Richmond is located near the mouth of the Fraser River, just 20 minutes south of downtown Vancouver. The city has seen a large spike in growth over recent years and this growth has allowed Richmond to establish its own identity within Greater Vancouver. Richmond is a unique and dynamic multi-ethnic community, with many cultural attractions that highlight this diversity. The Steveston Historical Society Museum features a variety of pioneer artifacts, displays and memorabilia relating to Richmond's early industries and Asian immigration. The Britannia Heritage Shipyard National Historic Site is another popular attraction, as visitors often get to witness the restoration of old fishing vessels using traditional methods. The Richmond Nature Park is a good stop for outdoor enthusiasts. The park features hiking trails and picnic areas and is a hot-spot for bird watchers. Richmond is also home to the Vancouver International Airport.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery commemorates the history of the West Coast fishing industry.
Hotels & Motels
This hotel is the first in the world to introduce airline check-in from their rooms.
Vancouver Whale Watch is located in Richmond and offers whale watching tours throughout the Gulf Islands.