The City of Richmond is situated on the west coast of Canada. It is strategically located at the confluence of the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean. It is the home of the Vancouver International Airport, the southern terminus of the region’s rapid transit system, and 30 minutes from the United States border.
Through the City’s parks and open spaces, eight (8) community centres; an older adults/seniors centre; cultural centre; two (2) arenas including 8 sheets of ice ; two (2) indoor aquatic centres; two (2) outdoor pools, the Richmond Olympic Oval, a variety of specialized facilities leased to community service providers and a suite of programs, a significant investment has been made to foster a healthy active community and a high quality of life for all ages and abilities. In fact, citizens enjoy the longest life expectancy in Canada at over 84 years which has led to the city being honoured as Canada’s healthiest city. Richmond is the second most diverse Canadian community and visible minorities are now the majority of citizens at 65%. The highest proportion of the population is Chinese.