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Welcome to the newest campus of Sprott Shaw College, conveniently located in the heart of Richmond on Cambie Road near No. 3 Road.
The campus is in the immediate vicinity of Aberdeen Centre, Aberdeen – Canada Line Skytrain station, and Yaohan Centre. It is minutes by car or bus from Lansdowne Centre, Richmond Centre, City Hall, Richmond-Brighouse Skytrain station, and the main (Brighouse) branch of Richmond Public Library.
As one of the most multicultural communities in Canada, our city boasts a diverse selection of activities and restaurants. It has become a popular hub for both international students and local visitors. The city is also home to the world-class Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Steveston Village and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Iona Beach Regional Park, International Buddhist Temple (Richmond’s Point of Pride), and numerous other attractions.
From culture to cuisine, students can find everything they need within steps of our campus. This is a great place to study!
Students can choose from our standard program offerings at the newest campus. The campus will soon feature a number of programs geared to the unique needs of the local community. Please check our website regularly for updates.
Richmond, British Columbia is a bustling city that combines popular shopping and nightlife destinations with wildlife-rich points of nature. If you want to take a break from studying, take a look at some of the activities Richmond and Canada has to offer. Explore Nature Stretching along the mouth of Fraser River, Iona Beach Regional Park offers a spectacular view of sea and sky. Enjoy gazing upon the Georgia Strait as you stroll along its trails. The park is only 35 minutes by car from downtown Vancouver. Like other cities in BC, the City of Richmond, BC is rich in parks, with over 90 total as of 2012. Visit as many as you can to find your favourite spot for a nature walk! Many of the parks are conveniently located in urban areas, including Richmond Nature Park, which features 200 acres of precious peat bog habitat on Westminster Highway. Other popular parks include Minoru Park, Garry Point Park, and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park. A few blocks away from Britannia Heritage Shipyard in Steveston Village is the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, another popular family destination – especially during the annual Ships to Shore Festival. With both historic sailing ships and wild salmon arriving every year, this is truly where nature meets history. City Life Perhaps more than its scenic wonders, Richmond is known to tourists (and expert locals) for its vibrant culture and entertainment. From stately heritage farms to late-night karaoke pubs, there is something for everyone, day or night. During summer evenings, you can hop on the bus and head to the night market! Browse through endless rows of colourful stalls for unusual merchandise and all manners of Asian street food. As of 2013, there are two night markets for you to visit: Richmond Night Market on River Road, and International Summer Night Market on Vulcan Way. If you are navigating by bus, you will most likely make a stop at Richmond Centre. This is the largest mall in the city, located right next to Richmond City Hall and Richmond Public Library, and near Lansdowne Centre and the Richmond-Brighouse – Canada Line skytrain station. The next skytrain station is Aberdeen, named after adjacent Aberdeen Centre. Like neighbouring Yaohan Centre, Aberdeen Centre features a variety of Japanese and Chinese vendors. This is one of the best places to enjoy Asian cuisine and goods – essential or exotic – in BC! Looking for something more exotic (and mentally satisfying) than food? Visit the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond’s Point of Pride. With several red-and-gold buildings in traditional palatial style, this is the second largest Buddhist temple in North America. Within its walls are enormous statues (including the largest Buddha in North America), a scholar’s garden, and a library. And, if you are still thinking about food, you’ll want to visit its Taste of Zen dining hall. Another site that combines world-renowned architecture with public services is the Richmond Olympic Oval. Constructed for the speed skating event in the 2010 Winter Games, the Oval continues to serve as a legacy of our participation as an Olympic host city, and as a fitness facility for our community. If you are interested in more attractions and/or public services offered in Richmond, you may refer to the below websites, ask your classmates, or check with one of our advisors! https://sprottshaw.com/campuses/richmond-college-campus/ http://www.tourismrichmond.com/ http://www.richmond.ca/
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