Richmond is a unique coastal city, favourably located near downtown Vancouver and the U.S. border, in the province of British Columbia. The city comprises most of the islands in the Fraser River delta and has rich alluvial soil for agriculture such as cranberries and blueberries. Richmond lies where the river meets the ocean with the beautiful coastal mountains as a backdrop.
Visitors to Richmond enjoy a temperate climate with mild to warm summer temperatures and little to no snow most winters. This weather is ideal for enjoying the numerous dyke trails and parks in the city. A dynamic multi-ethnic community with excellent restaurants, unique historic sites, beautiful parks and gardens, home to the Vancouver International Airport and the Richmond Olympic Oval.