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Wakayama: Richmond’s Sister City in Japan

Richmond has three sister cities across the globe: Pierrefonds, Quebec; Xiamen, China; and Wakayama, Japan. The relationship with the City of Wakayama was established in 1973, but the history between the Japanese village and Richmond dates back to the 19th century....

What are cherry blossoms?

Every March and April, residents in Richmond, Vancouver, and the Lower Mainland shrug off winter’s chill with hopes of spring. New growth begins to peek out from the ground and budding cherry trees across B.C. signal the arrival of a sunnier and warmer season. Cherry...

Garry Point Park visitor safety

It’s officially cherry blossom season! With the days getting longer and sunny days on the forecast, heading to the park to view the spring flowers is on the top of everyone’s mind. Before you go, here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your trip to Garry...