Things to do in Richmond
British Columbia's fourth largest city is located approximately 20
minutes south of Vancouver on the mouth of the Fraser River. With its
rich multicultural heritage, ample recreational activities, and numerous
places for shopping and dining, the city of Richmond is a great place to
live and study in.
Explore BC's maritime past in historic Steveston. Check out the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site,
a century-old waterfront facility that now serves as a museum that
details the importance of the region to the province's history. Visit
the Britannia Heritage Shipyard with its displays of restored heritage
boats, bunkhouses, and homes to glimpse into what life was like during
the early 1900s. Take in Finn Slough, an area along the Fraser River
where early Finnish settlers built their houses on stilts.
Visit the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre for
Japanese language and arts courses or tour the numerous temples that
cover a range of faiths from around the world including the spectacular
International Buddhist Temple on the Steveston Highway. Learn more
about Richmond's culture and history at the Richmond Cultural Centre in Minoru Park to check out the city museum, archives, art gallery, and public library.
Richmond offers many opportunities for recreation and the city has 10
large parks with a lot of green space. Cyclists, joggers, and tennis
enthusiasts will enjoy Minoru Park in the heart of Richmond while
birdwatching fans will love the estuary at Terra Nova Park. Other nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts can check out deer and hummingbirds at Richmond Nature Park.
Those looking for some exquisite Asian cuisine will definitely find
it in Richmond. The city is home to over 400 Asian restaurants and the
choices are almost limitless when it comes to the types of dishes too.
Richmond has some of the best Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Thai restaurants in the Greater Vancouver region.
Richmond is an excellent place to shop and there are several shopping centres. The Lansdowne Centre
and Richmond Centre have several department stores, clothing shops, and
electronic retailers. Other popular malls include Aberdeen Centre,
Parker Place, and Yaohan Centre.
Those looking for a bargain should check out the Richmond Night Market. The ever-popular annual Night Market draws
thousands of visitors from around the Greater Vancouver area each year.
Featuring outdoor vendors, several tasty food kiosks, and musical and
dance performances, the market runs from May to October.
Richmond residents don't have to travel far to get a taste of Las Vegas style glitz and glam either. The River Rock Casino Resort
is home to poker tournaments and over 900 slot machines. The resort
also offers fine dining and a showroom theatre that has hosted numerous
big name acts.
Places to Volunteer in Richmond
Volunteering is the perfect way to gain work experience while making a
positive impact in your community. Here are some Richmond organizations
that may need volunteers.
- Richmond Addiction Services Society
- The Richmond Art Gallery Association
- The Richmond Youth Service Agency Society
- Enoch Youth Outreach Society
- Developmental Disabilities Foundation of Vancouver-Richmond
- Richmond Caring Place Society
- Indo-Canadian Friendship Society of British Columbia
- Chimo Crisis Services
- Richmond Centre for Disability
- BC Wheelchair Basketball Society