Richmond is home to a campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Sprott Shaw College has a satellite location in the city as well. The British Columbia Institute of Technology also runs its aerospace technology courses at facilities near Vancouver International Airport.
Richmond is served by School District 38 Richmond, which includes:
38 Primary or elementary schools
10 Secondary schools
In Richmond we have many modern recreation facilities and programs that contribute to a healthy active community and help to enhance ones quality of life.
Our recreation programs and services, and our active lifestyle have helped us maintain the longest life expectancy in Canada.
In Richmond, the City works in partnership with community groups and volunteers and consults with residents to affirm our core values and to establish and achieve a vision for our community.
Richmond! Striving for a connected, healthy city where we cooperate to create and enjoy a dynamic and sustainable quality of life.
Welcome to Richmond
Richmond is a culturally diverse and geographically unique community centrally located on Canada's West Coast, in Metro Vancouver. The City is 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, and 25 minutes from the US border and it is the location of Metro Vancouver's international airport.
A recent venue City for the 2010 Winter Games, Richmond has been experiencing growth and change with remarkable speed, transforming from a rural, local community to an international city with a balance of urban, sub-urban family, and rural areas. The continuing development of the City's downtown core and waterfront areas, and the recently completed construction of the Canada Line rapid transit system as well as the legacy of the Richmond Olympic Oval ensures that Richmond's transformation is ongoing.
Richmond also has a colourful history which is celebrated at museums and several public heritage sites some of which are of national importance. These include the Historic Steveston Fishing Village.