The City of Richmond lies in close proximity to downtown Vancouver and is home to Vancouver International Airport. Recently named “The Healthiest City in Canada” in a published study by Canadian Living, Richmond is easily accessible by the Arthur Laing Bridge, Oak Street Bridge and Knight Street Bridge. Richmond is a 30 minute drive to the Tsawwassen BC Ferry Terminal and the US Border and is well served by the Canada Line rapid transit system.
The fourth most populous city in British Columbia, Richmond is also recognized for its plethora of restaurants that cater to the most discriminating of palates. ChineseRestaurantAwards.com reports The New York Times and Gourmet Magazine have declared Richmond “The best Chinese food outside China”. In addition seafood, Thai, sushi, Mediterranean or Canadian cuisine make Richmond a foodie paradise. Urban, modern and sophisticated, Richmond is ideal for families looking for close proximity to shops, services and restaurants and to the City of Vancouver. It is a very popular draw for new Canadians coming from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. High quality education in Richmond’s neighbourhoods include 11 secondary and and 37 elementary schools administered by the Richmond School Board.