Home to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and only a 25-minute ride from downtown Vancouver on the Canada Line rapid transit system, Richmond is one of Canada’s most exciting culinary destinations. This multicultural city is where the Far East meets the West Coast.
With an Asian population of more than 65 per cent – the highest in the country – it’s no wonder that Richmond is famous for having some of the tastiest and most authentic Asian cuisine this side of the Pacific. This BC coastal city transports you to the very heart of Asian culture and cuisine. In fact, nearly every Asian country is represented among the city’s 500+ eateries. Richmond is also home to two vibrant Asian-style summer night markets – North America’s largest since 2000. More than 20,000 people flock here each night to enjoy signature Asian street foods.
Beyond the Asian fare and fanfare, Richmond happens to be one of Canada’s largest cranberry-producing regions. It’s also where you’ll find the charming Steveston Village – a historic salmon canning centre on the mouth of the Fraser River with an active fishing port and a lively wharf where you can catch a view of the latest bountiful catches. Fish and chips, anyone?