Metro Vancouver

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Downtown Vancouver.

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".[1]

The regional district includes 22 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation.[2] 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]

With 631,486 residents recorded in the 2016 census, Vancouver is the most populated city in Metro Vancouver.
With a population of 517,887 (2016), Surrey is the second-most populated city in Metro Vancouver.
Burnaby is the third-most populated city in Metro Vancouver with a population of 232,755 (2016).

This regional district comprises 23 local authorities as members: 21 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation.[3]

Metro Vancouver members
Member[3] Census subdivision type[4] 2016 population[4] 2011 population Growth Rate

2011-2016

Vancouver City 631,486 603,502 4.64%
Surrey City 517,887 468,251 10.60%
Burnaby City 232,755 223,218 4.27%
Richmond City 198,309 190,473 4.11%
Coquitlam City 139,284 126,804 9.84%
Langley District municipality 117,285 104,177 12.58%
Delta City 102,238 99,863 2.38%
North Vancouver District municipality 85,935 84,412 1.80%
Maple Ridge City 82,256 76,052 8.16%
New Westminster City 70,996 65,976 7.61%
Port Coquitlam City 58,612 55,958 4.74%
North Vancouver City 52,898 48,196 9.76%
West Vancouver District municipality 42,473 42,694 -0.52%
Port Moody City 33,551 33,011 1.64%
Langley City 25,888 25,081 3.22%
White Rock City 19,952 19,339 3.17%
Pitt Meadows City 18,573 17,736 4.72%
Electoral Area A Regional district electoral area 16,133 12,988 24.21%
Bowen Island Island municipality 3,680 3,402 8.17%
Anmore Village 2,210 2,092 5.64%
Lions Bay Village 1,334 1,318 1.21%
Tsawwassen Indian reserve (Treaty First Nation) 816 720 13.33%
Belcarra Village 643 644 -0.16%
Total Metro Vancouver Regional District 2,463,431 2,313,328 6.49%

References[change | change source]

  1. Vancouver Sun (2 August 2007). "Goodbye GVRD, hello Metro Vancouver". CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. Kelly Sinoski (13 May 2014). "Judge's ruling upholds Langley rezoning plans". CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Member Municipalities". Metro Vancouver. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "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.