Metro Vancouver is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. It was created in 1966. For 40 years it was called "The Greater Vancouver Regional District", but now it is called "Metro Vancouver".
The regional district includes 22 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation. The district covers 2,877.36 square kilometres (1,111 square miles). Metro Vancouver administers several services common to the local government units, such as utilities.
Membership[change | change source]
This regional district comprises 23 local authorities as members: 21 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation.
|Metro Vancouver members|
|Member||Census subdivision type||2016 population||2011 population||Growth Rate
|North Vancouver||District municipality||85,935||84,412||1.80%|
|West Vancouver||District municipality||42,473||42,694||-0.52%|
|Electoral Area A||Regional district electoral area||16,133||12,988||24.21%|
|Bowen Island||Island municipality||3,680||3,402||8.17%|
|Tsawwassen||Indian reserve (Treaty First Nation)||816||720||13.33%|
|Total Metro Vancouver Regional District||2,463,431||2,313,328||6.49%|
References[change | change source]
- Vancouver Sun (2 August 2007). "Goodbye GVRD, hello Metro Vancouver". CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Kelly Sinoski (13 May 2014). "Judge's ruling upholds Langley rezoning plans". CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- "Member Municipalities". Metro Vancouver. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.