Richmond is part of Metro Vancouver which is located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. (Metro Vancouver was formerly referred to as the Greater Vancouver Regional District.)
Our nearest neighbour to the north is the City of Vancouver.
The communities within the Metro Vancouver include:
The City of Abbotsford participates in the provision of parks services and has representation on the Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Board of Directors.
Major Cities in Close Proximity
Other major neighbouring Cities include our Provincial Capital Victoria, British Columbia which is accessed from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal about 20 minutes from Richmond. The ferry ride is under two hours and provides a pleasant tour of the Gulf Islands and onboard meal service.
Richmond is a 20 minute drive from the US border. The US City of Seattle Washington is a few hours away.