Each community was represented on the municipal council through a ward electoral system with five wards until 1946 when the ward electoral system was replaced with the at large electoral system that is currently in place.On December 3, 1990, Richmond was designated as a City.The Kwakiutl(pronounced Kwa-gyu-thl) were also known as the "Fort Rupert Indians." A photo from about 1868 (left) is inscribed: "Capt Jack, Chief of the Rupert Indians and his wife." Both individuals are well dressed in western clothes, he in a Royal Navy suit and cap.
City of Surrey Archives The City of Surrey Archives' SAMOA (Surrey Archives & Museum Online Access) database provides access to over 30,000 digitized photographs.
City of Vancouver Archives Historical Photographs The Archives photograph holdings are comprised of more than one million images from private-sector and public-sector records.
Richmond is the location of Vancouver International Airport and was the site of the long track speed skating events during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Richmond is located on Lulu Island at the mouth of the Fraser River, and also encompasses adjacent Sea Island and some smaller uninhabited islets to the north and south.
BC Institute of Technology Archives - Historical Photograph Repository The BCIT Archives holds approximately 250,000 photographic images on film, dating from the founding of the Institute to the present day.