Information for Event Planners

About Planning Your Event

Why Richmond?
Richmond is a diverse, vibrant and multicultural island city with a unique mix of residential and commercial property, agricultural lands, industrial parks, quality recreation, cultural and heritage facilities, waterways and natural areas.

Whether you are planning a sport tournament or event, a wedding, a meeting or convention or a special celebration, find out why Richmond is the ideal destination to host an event.  

What is an Event?Garry Point Park
Depending on the size, scope, and location of your planned event, there may be different requirements and application processes. If you are planning a gathering that includes City owned or managed property, use this checklist to determine if what you are planning is considered to be an event and what approvals are required.

Our Hosting Portfolio
With an inventory of quality recreation, cultural and heritage facilities, an accessible transportation network, a strong community volunteer base and an engaged corporate community, Richmond has demonstrated the capacity to successfully plan and stage events, from neighbourhood celebrations to international sport and cultural events and festivals. Find out more about our Hosting Portfolio.

Before beginning the event application process, check with the City of Richmond's Events/Rentals Office at to ensure that the location you want to use is available. Location and venue information can be found on the following pages in the Sport and Event Hosting section of our website:

Planning an Event

Events/Rentals Office 
Phone: 604-233-3304 
Fax: 604-247-4464