Did you know Richmond has a total of 140 parks adding up to more than 2,000 acres of land? It can be overwhelming to navigate the extensive list, so here are some to get you started.
Iona Beach Regional Park
If you’re looking for a nice walk on the beach and scenic view of airplanes arriving at Vancouver International Airport in the sunset, look no further. Visitors can enjoy a long leisurely (albeit windy) walk along the Iona Jetty for unobstructed views of the sky, the sea and the mountains.
The park is also located in the middle of the Pacific Flyway and features a wetlands habitat restoration area, which makes it the perfect spot for spotting wildlife.
Richmond Nature Park
Located in city centre, Richmond Nature Park’s informative Nature House is the perfect starting point for nature enthusiasts.
Regular contributors to the Good Morning, Richmond segment have also recommended the park for budding bird photographers, as the bird feeders make it the perfect spot to hone one’s skills.
Garry Point Park
The popular park in Steveston is best known for its 255 Akebono cherry trees, which blossom into a sea of pink cherry blossoms during spring. The park also serves as a popular picnic spot with a view of the shoreline, and it had hosted major events including the Pacific Rim Kite Festival in previous years.
Paulik Neighbourhood Park
Also known as Richmond’s “secret garden,” Paulik Park’s stunning perennials are the cumulation of joint efforts from local volunteers, many of which belonging to the Richmond Garden Club.