Richmond’s diverse population is well served by a wide variety of churches and temples. All the world’s major religious beliefs are represented here on a short strip of the #5 Road in the city.
Come to the “Highway to Heaven” as this Richmond roadway is called and you can witness multiculturalism in action in the different houses of God. Muslim mosques, Asian Kwun Yin temples, Buddhist enlightenment schools and places of worships for South Asians, Christians, Jews etc. can all be found here.
In 2007, CBC’s The National and CBC Radio One Sounds Like Canada selected Richmond’s No. 5 Road as one of the 52 finalists in the Seven Wonders of Canada contest that also included other iconic places and symbols such as the igloo, Niagara Falls, CN Tower etc.
In the end though, Richmond’s #5 Road lost out to even Vancouver’s UBC Wreck Beach where devotees of the back-to-nature religious faith beat the pants off everyone in their own group as well.