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City of Vancouver / Metro Vancouver Region formerly known as GVRD Population

The City of Vancouver had a population of 603,502 in 2011 (up fr. 578,041 in 2006 and 545,671 in 2001) [Census data from Statistics Canada] in an Land area 114.67 square kilometers.  The Province of British Columbia's total population was 4,113,487 (up fr. 3,907,738 in 2001) spread over an area of 926,492.48 square kilometers.

The Metro Vancouver Region formerly known as "Greater Vancouver Regional District" GVRD had a population of 2,313,328 (in the 2011 Census - up from 2,116,581 in 2006 up from 1,986,965 in 2001).
Members of the Greater Vancouver Regional District included the cities / municipalities of:

  • The City of Burnaby [in which MetroTown Mall and Metropolis at Metrotown Mall make up BC's largest
  • shopping and entertainment complex] had a population of 223,218 in 2011 (up from 202,799 in 2006 and 193,954 in 2001).
  • The City of Coquitlam had a population of 114,565 in 2006, up from 112,890 in 2001.
  • The City of Richmond [where the Vancouver International Airport is located] had a population of 190,473 in 2011 census (up from 174,461 in 2006 and increase from the 164,345 in the 2001 census.)
  • The City of North Vancouver had a population of 48,196 in 2011 census (up fr. 45,165 in 2005, which was up from 44,303 in 2001 census)
  • The District North Vancouver [District municipality] had a population of 84,412 in 2011 census (up from 82,562 in 2005, up from 82,310 in 2001).
  • The City of Surrey had a population of 468,251 in 2011 census (up fr. 394,976 in 2006 - which was a 13.6% increase from the 347,825 in 2001).
  • The City of New Westminster had a population of 58,549 in 2005, a 7.1% increase from the 54,656 in 2001.
  • see Map of GVRD including other municipalities not mentioned above.

The Port of Vancouver information

The Port of Vancouver is North America's gateway for Asia-Pacific trade.  It is large by world standards.
In the World, it ranks:
#26 in total cargo volume *
#11 in productivity +
#49 in total container throughput @
In North America, it ranks:
#1 in total foreign exports *
#3 in total foreign trade *
#6 in total cargo volume*
#9 in total container throughput @
On the West coast it ranks:
#1 in total cargo volume *
#1 in total foreign trade *
#1 in total foreign exports *
#6 in total container throughput @
In Canada it ranks:
#1 in total cargo handled
#1 in total container throughput
* - AAPA, 1998 data
@ - Ports & Harbours, 1999 data
+ Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2001
cited from [2002/08/11]

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Market advisory service by Vancouver's Teresa Lo

Tourism Vancouver - Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau

Transportation Services - Vancouver Inter-City-Options

YVR Vancouver International Airport
flight information, airport guide, airport authority, flight planners...

Floatplane Services to Vancouver to Victoria
Harbor to harbor daily floatplane services

Helicopter-Helijet Services Vancouver to:  Victoria & Seattle

BC Ferry Schedules - Vancouver to:  Victoria, Nanaimo, Sunshine Coast etc.
phone toll free in BC 1-888-233-3779 for schedule information

MISC - see also Vancouver's Cambie Boulevard Heritage Society comments on plans to build rapid transit line though Cambie St / Boulevard Cambie Street Rapid Transit route also see

Vancouver Weather Services & Updates

Environment Canada
fee based phone service with forecaster "Weather one-on-one"
phone 1-900-565-5555

Greater Vancouver Municipalities

Burnaby, B.C. Canada
· City of Burnaby Services
· see also MetroTown shopping malls, entertainment & sports complexes
· location of special services:  Electronic Arts, Simon Fraser University, B.C. Institute of Technology ...

Richmond, B.C. Canada
· City of Richmond, B.C. Canada
· location of YVR Vancouver International Airport

Legal Services - Lawyers, Attorneys & Notaries Public

If you're looking for an experienced lawyer or notary public to consult or handle your legal needs in Vancouver for such things as: 
  • business contracts and start-up consultation
  • personal injury compensation or defense
  • labor-labour administrative law
  • wills estates and trusts
  • immigration to Canada as an "entrepreneur" applicant
  • real estate conveyancing
Consider some of these Vancouver lawyers, law firms and notaries

Specialty Retail - Shops, Services & Malls in Vancouver

  • Street Map of Granville Street shopping area known as "The Granville Rise aka "South Granville" neighborhood. 
    This map covers the Granville Bridge & Granville Island to the North - Arbustus Street to the West - Sophia St. / Quebec St. to the East - and - 18th Ave. to the South.
  • BC's largest shopping mall & entertainment / recreation complex
    MetroTown & Neighborhood in Burnaby
  • Metro Law Office lawyers in Metropolis at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby
  • Cooking utensils, kitchenware, diningware & home accessoriies specialty goods
    • Motiv Designs Inc. & Ming Wo Ltd.
      3 generations of family tradition in serving Vancouver's families and cooks
      Retail stores in:  Vancouver, West Vancouver and Richmond
  • Specialty Vancouver BookStores
  • Vancouver Virtual Shopping and Visitor Guides
    • see the librarians guide to Downtown Vancouver visitors' attractions, accommodations & restaurants including range of hotels, inns, bed & breakfast homes | cafes, bakeries, restaurants | art galleries, museums, shops |

    • see also
      "Discover Vancouver is an online guide to Canada's coolest city.  You will find information and links to great Vancouver resources including tourist attractions and accommodations as well as restaurants and nightlife. You will also find quirky Vancouver facts and tidbits of Vancouver's storied history." [from website 2003/03/02]

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City hall - municipal government public services
see also
Port of Vancouver
"North America's gateway for Asia-Pacific trade"

Vancouver Board of Trade

Newspapers on-line

Brenda Wong, downtown visitors resources fact checker

Greater Vancouver Boutique Law Firms & Lawyers

Downtown Vancouver lawyer Rose Keith, practicing personal injury, employment law - 2007 President of BC Trial Lawyers Association -  click for profile on

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