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Richmond is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Vancouver Metropolitan Area, with neighbouring communities being Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, and Strait of Georgia. Comprising most of the islands in the Fraser River delta (Lulu Island being the largest), Richmond includes in its territories Vancouver International Airport. The city ranks fourth largest in British Columbia. Richmond has the highest immigrant population in Canada (over sixty percent), half of which is made up of Chinese nationals.
Major industries in Richmond include services, retail, tourism, light manufacturing, government, agriculture, fishing, and airport services. Several companies have their headquarters or office space here, including MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), Nintendo Corporation of Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Air Canada Jazz.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Richmond has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. Among the several recreation centres and parks in the area are Richmond Nature Park, Richmond Ice Centre, and Richmond Public Library. The city has many Chinese-oriented shopping malls. Throughout the year it hosts various events and festivals, such as Steveston Salmon Festival, Richmond Maritime Festival, Tall Ships Festival, Richmond Night Market, and others. The city has various restaurants and diverse food choices. Examples include Flying Beaver Bar & Grill, the Kirin Seafood Restaurant, Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, and the Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant.
Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island, a part of the city of Richmond’s territories. A SkyTrain rail line (Canada Line) connects the airport with downtown Richmond on the way to the centre of Vancouver. The city is reachable from Vancouver and other cities through a system of bridges and tunnels. The city is served by two highways: 91 and 99. The public transport is maintained by the Metro Vancouver TransLink public transit system.