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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>

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

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 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.

Communities near Vancouver ...

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

  • Surrey
  • Richmond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Vancouver
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
  • Coquitlam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coquitlam came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coquitlam
    • Coquitlam lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Vancouver
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coquitlam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coquitlam<6>
  • Delta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Vancouver
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Westminster
    • Port Coquitlam
    • West Vancouver
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Vancouver came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Vancouver
      • West Vancouver lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Vancouver
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Vancouver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Vancouver<6>
    • Port Moody
    • White Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Rock came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
      • White Rock lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Vancouver
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Rock<6>
    • Pitt Meadows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitt Meadows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitt Meadows
      • Pitt Meadows lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Vancouver
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitt Meadows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pitt Meadows<6>

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.

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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/

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have 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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