Built between the north and south arms of the Fraser River directly south of Vancouver sits Richmond, called the "Island City, by Nature". Richmond is now a large bustling city. With a population of 148,900 , Richmond has 50 km (31.2 mi) of dyke trails and connecting routes in and around the city. It's home to the Vancouver International Airport, located on Sea Island, less than ten minutes away from downtown Richmond. Enjoy walking and wildlilfe viewing strolling around the expansive parkland. Walk Minoru Park's green gardens, lake and chapel. Browse through Richmond Art Gallery, Arts Centre & Museum in the heart of downtown. Explore Richmond Nature Park and Nature House, a preserved bog environment and wildlife displays. Enjoy the indoor complex facilities in Minoru Aquatic Centre and Watermania, and take a plunge in the swimming pool. Experience playing golf in the nine-hole public golf course located in Hugh Boyd Community Park. Richmond has a wide variety of recreational activities: - Aquatic centres, fitness clubs, soccer and baseball fields, lacrosse boxes, walking, cycling, nature walks. Richmond is a perfect alternative to staying in downtown Vancouver which offers a wide variety of accommodations.