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Welcome to Vancouver ...



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

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

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

Vancouver is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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) and (778)<4>

Websites for Vancouver ...

Official Website: www.vancouver.ca/

Communities Also Named Vancouver ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Vancouver ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vancouver.

  • Surrey
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Richmond
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond <5>
  • Coquitlam
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coquitlam came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coquitlam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coquitlam <5>
  • Delta
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta <5>
  • New Westminster
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Port Coquitlam
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Port Moody
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • White Rock
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Rock came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Rock <5>
  • Pitt Meadows
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitt Meadows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitt Meadows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pitt Meadows <5>
  • Bowen Island
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowen Island <5>

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.

Adding Vancouver to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Vancouver was mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899).

We also found Vancouver mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vancouver.

The official website for Vancouver: www.vancouver.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

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.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vancouver - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (604).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.









 

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