Richmond is a coastal city in the Canadian province of British Columbia, being a part of the Metro Vancouver area. The population of Richmond was estimated as 198,309 in 2016 Census. Richmond has an immigrant population of 60%, the highest in Canada.
Richmond enjoys a temperate climate, and because it is not as close to the mountains, it receives 30% less rain than neighbouring Vancouver. It rarely snows in winter and the summer temperatures are mild to warm. Richmond is also very prone to fog in the cooler months.
Economy and Employment.
Richmond supports about 100,000 jobs in various areas including services, retail, tourism, light manufacturing, airport services and aviation, agriculture, fishing, and government.
Richmond also is a leading centre in the region for high-technology companies, including MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) and Sierra Wireless.
Things to Do and Living.
During the summer weekends, a very popular annual Richmond Night Market is held. Toys, clothes, cell phones, and food are available along with some live entertainment.
On Canada Day, Richmond has an annual festival in Steveston called the Steveston Salmon Festival, with a parade, and a huge barbecued salmon sale in front of the Steveston Community Centre.
Here’s a quick video for you to learn more about visiting and living in Richmond:
And here’s more information about living in Richmond, BC: http://www.richmond.ca/home.htm
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