British Columbia’s city of Richmond is a unique multicultural experience. It is only 25 minutes south of Vancouver and 25 minutes north of the United States border. Diversifying the mix is a large portion of the population that boasts an Asian heritage. In turn, this allows Richmond to provide one of the most authentic oriental experiences outside of Asia. Those looking to enjoy the wonders of Richmond can conveniently utilize Vancouver International Airport.
Sprinkled across 17 islands at the mouth of Fraser River, Richmond offers urban living against the backdrop of mountain vistas and beautiful waterfronts. A popular area that serves as a major draw is Steveston - a former fishing village that is now a tourist and shopping district. Found here are such sites as the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, and the London Heritage Farm. For the Asian cultural life, a stay in The Golden Village will put you toe-to-toe with shopping and dining. More than 200 restaurants, many of them serving Chinese cuisine, can be found along Alexandra Road – aptly nicknamed Food Street. Other delights of the city include the largest Asian Mall outside of Asia, The Richmond Olympic Oval, and the largest casino in Western Canada.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Richmond for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.