The community of Thompson is located on the north eastern shore of Richmond's main Lulu Island, bordering the Richmond City Centre to the east, the area of Blundell to the south east, and the neighbourhoods of Seafair to the south west. Surrounded by water on the north and west sides, Thompson borders the Georgia Strait and the dykes. It's location on the north west shore of Lulu Island means residents of Thompson enjoy spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, the Fraser River, and the Pacific Ocean's Georgia Strait.
Made up of several smaller sub-neighbourhoods including Riverdale and the newer Terra Nova area, the community of Thompson has an abundance of natural parkland and modern recreational facilities, making this community a top pick in Richmond for active singles, couples and families. The community is home to excellent schools and close to both the Richmond Public Library and the Aquatic Centre.
Transportation in and out of Thompson is easy. In particular, the Vancouver International Airport is located a mere 10 minutes away, just across the Fraser River on Sea Island. There is quick access to Highway 99. Travel to Vancouver's downtown business core is 25-30 minutes, while Richmond's City Centre area is a quick 10 minute drive.
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The heart of Thompson is the Thompson Community Centre, well known throughout Richmond for its excellent recreational amenities and yearly events. Open daily and surrounded by the 8.1 acre Thompson Park, this 21,000 square foot facility includes a banquet hall, games room, gymnasium, fully equipped fitness room, and two full kitchens adjacent to 4 multipurpose rooms. Outside in the park are soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, lit tennis courts, climbing boulders, a fully lit roller hockey and lacrosse box, as well as extensive walking trails.
The building architecture was inspired by the Vancouver International Airport, with the surrounding landscape designed to echo Richmond's unique geography. In the last decade use of the Thompson Community Centre has risen dramatically, and residents from across Richmond regularly visit and enjoy its modern facilities and recreational programs.
Many yearly events are held at the Thompson Community Centre including a Basketball Tournament and local SWAP Meet, but the centre is best known for the annual "Nibbles and Bits of Richmond" festival held annually on the second weekend of September. Every year local restaurants offer sample-size portions of their best dishes to over 12,000 attendees, and over the years the festival has grown to include a craft and exhibitors fair, a children's carnival, and a sports competition.
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