Richmond Division of Family Practice

Live in Richmond

Richmond is a dynamic and ethnically diverse community of around 200,000; the fourth largest city in British Columbia. 

With the coastal mountain range as a backdrop, the ​city is ideally situated near Vancouver, the Vancouver international airport, US border, and ferry service. As a recent venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Richmond has been experiencing growth and change developing into a highly livable, cosmopolitan city, with many restaurants, shopping centres and entertainment facilities. 

The city is known for its charming seaside village of Steveston (where you can buy fresh fish or have it cooked for you), Asian summer night markets, and Richmond Olympic Oval, a world class fitness facility for elite sport training and competition and also community services. 

The Canada Line offers convenient access to Richmond and Metro Vancouver attractions, while the 80 km of biking and walking trails connecting beaches, parks and neighoburhods makes it easy to enjoy the recreational opportunities and natural beauty Richmond has to offer.  

If you are considering practicing in Richmond and would like us to coordinate a community tour, please contact our Member Support Coordinator, Sherry Wang at


External Links

City of Richmond

Tourism Richmond

Vancouver Coastal Health



Richmond Division Welcome Handbook: Guide for Locums and New Physician Colleagues  

City of Richmond’s Newcomer’s Guide