Richmond Sport Hosting Welcomes the World
As we like to say, the west-coast is the best-coast! Richmond, British Columbia is an island city thriving with international culture and stunning coastal views, all conveniently located just south of Vancouver.
Richmond has a long legacy and passion for sport and wellness. Being a Host Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games elevated Richmond’s commitment to health, wellness, sustainability and sport excellence. From March 29 – April 7, 2020, Richmond will again welcome the world, as the City plays host to the largest international event since 2010, the 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup. With over 3,000 participants, 140 teams and 15 countries represented, this is the largest adult recreational hockey tournament in the world.
But it doesn’t stop there! Richmond can accommodate a wide variety of world class experiences and sports, with newly renovated and Olympic training facilities, including prestigious sporting venues, fields, arenas, golf clubs, ice rinks, courts, boathouses, pools, trails and more.
Richmond offers visitors not only an exceptional sport experience, but a dynamic cultural scene and west-coast adventures that await at every turn. Whether it’s the famous international cuisine, breathtaking outdoor adventures or the traditional history and exploration you seek – Richmond is sure to delight and reward your senses.
Why host your next sport event in Richmond, BC? Here are our top FIVE reasons that will make Richmond an easy choice!
1. SPORT HOSTING EXPERTISE & SUPPORT
Richmond’s venues, hotels, and Sport Hosting staff have successfully run sporting events of all kinds. The dedicated Richmond Sport Hosting office works with sport organizations to ensure their event is an overwhelming success. Designed as a comprehensive ‘one-stop-shop,’ they provide organizations with local expertise and connect them directly with key community and industry stakeholders.
2. WORLD CLASS FACILITIES
The Richmond Olympic Oval is the crown jewel of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is one of the largest multisport facilities in the world. With this Olympic training facility and high-performance programs, Richmond offers sport venues with the right staff, equipment, and training environment to help grow and inspire athletes.
3. OLYMPIC SPIRIT
With a rich community of sport enthusiasts, Richmond is continuing the 2010 Winter Olympic Games Legacy, and is home to the Olympic Experience — a highly interactive visitor experience offering an inspiring journey celebrating the Olympic Spirit, telling the story of sport in Richmond, and more!
4. PROXIMITY & CLIMATE
Canada’s second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is just 10 minutes from most Richmond hotels on their complimentary 24/7 shuttles, and Richmond is a quick 20-minute sky train ride from bustling downtown Vancouver. Richmond has a mild climate that supports year-round activities, making it the perfect spot to host outdoor sports without worrying about travel and logistics during the winter months.
5. AUTHENIC EXERIENCE
Richmond’s world-famous multi-ethnicity translates into an extraordinary range of culinary experiences from family-style restaurants and food trucks, to an extensive array of international cuisine. With a large Asian population, it’s no surprise that the city offers a wonderful variety of authentic seafood dishes, world-class sushi, spicy curries and trend-setting desserts.
A must-do for visitors is the Dumpling Trail, a collection of 20 restaurants serving up some of the most delectable dumplings this side of the Pacific; listed on CNN Travel’s list of 12 of the world’s most enticing food and drink trails.