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Information for Event Planners

Why Choose Richmond to Host your Event?

Maritime Festival picWhy Richmond?
Richmond is a diverse and multi-cultural city with a goal to accomplish our vision. We achieve this through our unique flavour that is threaded throughout – in our restaurants, festivals, events and unique neighbourhoods.

Richmond is a desirable place to host an event for many reasons.

Proximity to Major Transportation Modes
The Canada Line, a rapid rail service for Richmond and Metro Vancouver, is now operational. The Canada Line is 19 kilometres long and connects Richmond Centre and the Vancouver International Airport to Downtown Vancouver. Richmond is also home to the Vancouver International Airport and has a very reliable public transit system.

Variety of Venues
Richmond has over 120 parks that total approximately 1,400 acres in area and an additional 200 acres in a recreational trail system. There is a full complement of indoor and outdoor venues, including the Richmond Olympic Oval. Richmond’s location also provides an excellent venue for water-based events.

Culture
Richmond is a dynamic, multi-ethnic community with much of the recent population growth from Asian immigrants. Newcomers have contributed successfully to the growth of our small business and retail sectors and have added to our city’s cultural diversity, vibrancy and economic strength.

Climate
Richmond is a vibrant four season destination with moderate year round temperatures suitable for staging indoor and outdoor events. The average high temperature during the winter is 7°C/45°F and 23°C/73°F during the summer.

Strong Community Volunteer Base
The City of Richmond has a strong partnership with Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, a non-profit, charitable organization, which has been bringing people and services together through promotion of volunteerism since 1972.

Accommodation Options
From affordable comfort to 4-star luxury, Richmond hotels offer accommodations with Pacific Northwest ambience, Canadian hospitality and brand names you know. Richmond is home to more than 25 hotels, with a total of more than 4,600 hotel rooms.

Proximity to a Variety of Restaurants, Shopping and Entertainment Establishments
Richmond’s multi-ethnicity translates into an extraordinary range of culinary experiences from family-style restaurants, fine dining and an array of authentic international cuisine. Shopping and entertainment options are also endless.