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Richmond is a world-class suburb located less than 13 kilometres south of Vancouver in southern British Columbia. It's considered one of the most unique and multicultural areas in the province, and packs many interesting things to do for new residents, including several lush parks, local theaters and spectacular Asian dining.

According to the 2011 Canadian Census, there were just over 190,400 residents living in Richmond, and the city is growing at a steady pace. In fact, the population jolted by more than 9 percent between 2006 and 2011. Richmond is also a densely populated city with more than 1,473 persons per square kilometre. Around 60 percent of Richmond's population is Asian, and there are many people from all walks of life residing here. Richmond also enjoys a wonderful seaside location along the rugged Pacific Northwest coastline.

Activities and Attractions in Richmond

To get a sense of the maritime history in the area, be sure to plan a visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site, which traces its roots to 1894 when Richmond and the surrounding areas became world famous for salmon fishing. Close by you will also find the Brittania Heritage Shipyard, a National Historic Site that shows what life was like for locals in the early 20th century.

Arts and culture are well represented in Richmond and include the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre, which showcases Japanese arts courses and the International Buddhist Temple.

Exploring the great outdoors is also easy to do in Richmond, as the area boasts 10 city parks. There are around 80 kilometres of interconnected paths that criss-cross through the city for hiking and jogging. Around 1.4 million birds make their migration through the estuary at Terra Nova Park, a must-see for nature lovers.

Moving to Richmond

If you aren't familiar with the terrain in Richmond, you might need the assistance of a Richmond moving company. There are 500 agents across North America with Allied Van Lines that can assist you will all aspects of your trip. Those who are relocating by car have access to Vancouver-Blaine Highway and the East-West Connector, so no matter what direction you are coming from you should be able to find your way around smoothly.

However, if you would rather opt for Allied's vehicle transportation service, you can fly into Vancouver International Airport, which lies just north of the city. There are many other amenities to enjoy with Allied as well, including no-surprise pricing, full-service packing and cleanup services.

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