A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
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>.
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.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Vancouver:
Websites for Vancouver ...
Official Website: www.vancouver.ca/
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Vancouver: www.vancouver.ca/
The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/
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This page was last modified: 16 Jun 2019