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Vancouver Day Trip: Richmond, BC

Updated: Aug 7, 2022

Richmond, British Columbia is my home. The city is home to the Vancouver International Airport so almost every visitor to Vancouver will pass through. We have excellent shopping, interesting historical sites, amazing nature, a thriving hospitality industry, a huge selection of international cuisine, and a unique culture shaped by the immigrant community. I want to encourage you to plan to linger and discover my hometown. Richmond is easily accessible on our renowned public transit system, with multiple Skytrain (our metro system) and bus connections.

Richmond consists of 17 islands, only two of which are inhabited. Sea Island is the home of the airport and a small residential neighbourhood. Lulu Island is the largest island where most of the city is located. Most of the city is at sea-level and is surrounded by a fabulous trail system along the dikes where visitors can enjoy an easy stroll in nature. All dike trails are accessible. Near the South Airport, is a lovely bar, The Flying Beaver, next to the float plane dock where you can enjoy a beverage and some amazing food while watching the action on the river. This is also a place to catch a Harbour Air seaplane to Victoria.

From the north dike, you can watch planes take off and land across the water, and visit the 2010 Olympic speed skating oval.