Investing in Richmond, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Greater Vancouver

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.

Please see our City Profile for a more detailed description of our City's location, population and geography, and our many cultural and recreational amenities.


Community Size: 263.72 km²

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Poort Hub

Smart Home Device Manufacturing

12417 No 2 Rd, Richmond, BC
Poort Technologies Inc. is a Vancouver design and small manufacturing firm, with two producing moulds for tablet enclosures in the booming smart home industry. Poorts are now listed on (Nov/2017) and are novel, state of the art in design and function, and ideal partners for the exploding ... continue

Poort Technologies Inc. is a business for sale in BC.

Poort Technologies Inc.

12417 NO 2 RD, Richmond, BC
Poort Technologies is an industrial design firm manufacturing advanced tablet enclosures. The company has designed casings for tablets such as the iPad and Samsung S Series that upgrade the hundreds of millions of those tablets in existence to become digital fixed appliances deployed over kitchen co... continue

Chatham Place is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

204 - Chatham Place

3740 Chatham St, Richmond, BC, V7E 2Z3
Unit #204 of 398 Square Feet Gross Floor Area. Chatham Place located at Steveston Village transit centre. Elevator, Central Air Conditioning... continue

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B.C. craft brewery taps into South Korea

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, a craft brewery in Richmond, B.C., has made solid inroads into South Korea’s competitive craft beer market by establishing a strong brand and strategic relationship with a South Korean distribution partner. Fresh from opening their brewery in Richmond... continue

‘Netflix of Newspapers’ Looks to Ramp Up Growth

A powerful platform that allows readers unlimited access to more than 5,000 premium newspapers and magazines from all over the world  has emerged as one of the fastest-growing companies in British Columbia and is now looking towards key international markets for its next phase of growth... continue

B.C.’s Pelesys will provide aviation training to China

A leading aviation training company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has formed a partnership with the largest transport airline in mainland China to provide training to aircraft maintenance staff in China. The agreement between Pelesys Learning Systems Inc. (Pelesys) and China Southern... continue