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Welcome to Vancouver ...

The pronunciation of Vancouver: van-COO-ver<1>

When the people of Vancouver refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Vancouverite<2>

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Vancouver had a population of 578,041 people.<3>

The coastal city of Vancouver was established in 1886 and was incorporated March 1, 1874.

Vancouver is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Vancouver lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Vancouver: (604) & (778)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Vancouver had a population of 578,041 people.

The population of Vancouver represents 14.05% of the total population of British Columbia (which had 4,113,487 people at that time), making it British Colombia's most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 578,041 people, the population of Vancouver increased 5.93% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 545,671 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vancouver.

Communities near Vancouver ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2006
Burnaby   [Map]   202,799   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coquitlam   [Map]   114,565   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Delta   [Map]   96,723   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Westminster   [Map]   58,549   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Port Coquitlam   [Map]   52,687   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Port Moody   [Map]   27,512   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Vancouver.

Communities Also Named Vancouver ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Vancouver - they are located in Tennessee and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Vancouver.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vancouver. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Vancouver:

Websites for Vancouver ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vancouver ...

Looking for more information about Vancouver? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vancouver, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vancouver.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for British Columbia

About British Columbia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vancouver:

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Vancouver. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Vancouver refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Vancouver may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Vancouver were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vancouver - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (604).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vancouver) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vancouver. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vancouver

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vancouver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2500, Longitude: -123.1004     [Map].

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