Moving in Richmond, BC

Moving to Richmond?

Moving to RichmondAt LaPorte Moving & Storage, we believe that we have a responsibility to help our customers get settled in to their new homes. In our minds, the job doesn’t end when we finish unloading your belongings.

In addition to our moving services, we offer information about many of the regions we serve to help newly moved families get acquainted with their new locale.


If you’re planning to move to Richmond or you’ve just arrived, we hope the following information will help you get established.


The Richmond School District website provides a list of schools in Richmond with registration information, meal plan program information, and more.

Medical Services

There are numerous clinics in Richmond (click for a map of clinics in Richmond), and the hospital closest to Richmond is Richmond Hospital:

Richmond Hospital
7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 1A2
Phone: 604.434.4211
Fax: 604.412.6190

To find more health services in Richmond, you can use the search function on the Fraser Health website.


Utility Service Providers (Gas/Electric/Cable/Phone)

Fortis BC – Electricity General Inquiries

Toll free:  1-866-436-7847
International:  1-250-368-0690
Fax:  866-540-6732

Fortis BC – Natural Gas Customer Service

Toll free: 1-888-224-2710
International: 1-250-979-4900
Fax: 1-888-224-2720

Fortis BC Website:


BC Hydro – Electricity Customer Services

Greater Vancouver: 604-224-9376
Other Areas: 1-800-224-9376

BC Hydro Website:


Shaw Home Phone -Sales & Customer Care

Local: 604-629-8888
Toll Free: 1-866-684-7487

Shaw Internet – Sales & Customer Care

Local: 604-629-8888
Technical Support: 604-629-3000

Shaw Television – Sales & Customer Care

Local: 604-629-8888
Mandarin/Cantonese: 604-629-8882


Telus Mobility – Phone

Canada toll-free: 1-866-558-2273
Vancouver: 604-291-2355

Telus Home Phone & Internet

Within Alberta and BC: 604-310-2255

Telus TV and Satellite TV

Within Alberta & BC: 604-310-6988


Local Newspapers

The Province Website:

The Province Home Delivery, Subscription and Retail Single Copy Inquiries

Customer care centre & 24-Hour automated service: 604-605-7381

Fax: 604-605-2914

Outside Lower Mainland: 1-800-663-2662



The Richmond Register Website –

The Richmond Register –  General Inquiries

Main Telephone: 859-623-1669
Fax: 859-623-2337

The Richmond Register – Circulation

Circulation Telephone: 859-624-6680s

Cecil S. Foster
Circulation Manager
Extension: 6613


Other Resources

TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre


The City of Richmond Website


Meet-up Groups for New Residents in Richmond


The Welcome Wagon