Richmond is nestled in British Columbia’s Metro Vancouver region, which is comprised of 12 distinct cities, including Vancouver, Burnaby and West Vancouver. Together these cities comprise one of North America’s most cosmopolitan, dynamic metropolitan areas. Packed with breathtaking mountains, oceans, lakes, river and beaches — the region is renowned for its incomparable natural beauty. The North Shore Mountain Range rises over 5000ft from the Pacific Ocean creating an unparalleled, snow-capped backdrop. This provides the venue for a vast array of outdoor adventures, such as biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, golfing, skiing and snowboarding. Metro Vancouver boasts world class attractions like Stanley Park, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and many more. The mild climate allows for the West Coast Special — ski in the morning, golf in the afternoon!
From Metro Vancouver, Whistler is a 90-minute drive along the breathtaking Sea-to-Sky Highway. This legendary resort town blends the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre. The Whistler Village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, revitalizing spas, and endless adventure opportunities. Whistler is a playground for all ages with skiing and snowboarding (winter and summer), snowmobiling, gondolas, mountain biking, golf, hiking, zip lining, dog-sledding, sleigh rides, wildlife tours, offroading adventures, bungee jumping and festivals.
Beautiful British Columbia is full of breathtaking landscapes, jagged mountain peaks, roaring rivers, serene lakes, green valleys, rugged coastlines and ancient island archipelagos. It’s this diversity that sets the stage for unlimited adventures – fresh and saltwater fishing, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, white water rapids, snowmobiling, and plenty of wildlife touring including bears, sea lions, whale, dolphins, moose, and eagles. British Columbia is renowned for having the most extensive parks system in Canada with over 1000 provincial parks and protected areas, including three UNSECO World Heritage Sites.
Every area of the province has its own intriguing history and characteristics. Explore the sun drenched vineyards in the Thompson Okanagan, the laid-back lifestyles of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, the bubbling hot springs of the Kootenay Rockies, or the wildlife of Northern BC. From pristine parks, to sophisticated cities to raw, rugged wilderness — British Columbia has an adventure for everyone.