Our “Island City by Nature”
From a farming and fishing community just a few decades ago, to a cosmopolitan, eco-friendly city that hosted the 2010 Olympic Speed Skating Competition, Richmond has made tremendous strides of growth in a relatively short time. Designated a city in 1990, Richmond is an exciting, urban hub of activity yet still maintains fundamental historic roots.
A great place to call home
Located on the estuary of the Fraser River, Richmond is made up of 17 islands. Having all the amenities of a city with the perks of island life, Richmond is surrounded by the beauty of BC’s coastline and riverbanks. Active and healthy living has played an important role in the development of the city. A wonderful and scenic network of walking trails provides endless outdoor opportunities to explore and discover the area.