Richmond City, British Columbia, Canada, was Co-Host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and is home to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Richmond is an awarding winning, multicultural, upper-middle-class, and dynamic city of 207,500 people nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in Metro Vancouver.
Ideally located within 22 minutes of downtown Vancouver and 40 minutes from the ski hills on the North Shore Mountains, few communities are as well served by public transit – bus and SkyTrain – and superbly maintained public services. A temperate West Coast climate means that Richmond residents enjoy comfortable temperatures year round. Unlike anywhere else in Canada, flowers bloom in February and last well into autumn.
Richmond is home to 14 of the top 100 high technology companies in the province of British Columbia including Microsoft and Nintendo. In addition to the high technology industry, the core of the Richmond economy comes from aviation, information and computer system technologies, biotechnology development, hospitality and tourism, and education.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) both have vibrant Richmond campuses. The University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and Langara Univeristy College (LUC) are all within short commutes.
Richmond is world famous for its welcoming and nurturing multicultural community, and is nationally and internationally recognized for its accessibility to people of all backgrounds and abilities. Its livability and healthy environment contribute to Richmond residents having Canada’s highest life expectancy.
School-board webpage: http://studyinrichmond.sd38.bc.ca/