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

The City of Vancouver had a population of 631,486 according to the 2016 Census, this was up from 603,502 in the 2011 Census .  The Metro Vancouver Region had a population of 2,463,431 in the 2016 Census. [Census data from Statistics Canada] in an Land area 114.67 square kilometers.  The Province of British Columbia's total population was estimated to be 5,034,482 in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (fr. Stats Can,648,055 in 2016 - (up fr. 4,400,057 in 2011 and 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 2,463,431 in 2016 (up fr. 2,313,328 in the 2011 Census - up from 2,116,581 in 2006 up from 1,986,965 in 2001).
Members of the Metro Vancouver Regiona included the cities / municipalities of:

  • The City of Burnaby [in which MetroTown Mall and Metropolis at Metrotown Mall make up BC's largest shopping mall and area of restaurants, central Park & specialty malls ] had a population of 232,755 in 2016 Census [is was 223,218 in 2011 (up from 202,799 in 2006 and 193,954 in 2001)].
  • The City of Coquitlam had a population of 139,284 in 2016 Census, up fr. 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 198,309 in 2016 census - 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 52,898 in 2016 census - up fr. 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 85,935 according to 2016 census, up fr. 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 517,887 according to 2016 census data, up fr. 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 70,996 in 2016 census, up fr. 65,976 in 20115, and from the 54,656 in 2001.
  • see Map of much of Metro Vancouver Region including other municipalities not mentioned above.

The Port of Vancouver information

Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C.

Chambers of Commerce

Metro Vancouver Region formerly known as GVRD

Vancouver City Hall - Municipal Government Services

City Hall home page

Tourism Vancouver - Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau

Transportation Services - Vancouver Inter-City-Options

flight information, airport guide, airport authority, flight planners...

HARBOR AIR SEAPLANES to Vancouver to Victoria
Harbor to harbor daily floatplane services

Helicopter-Helijet Services
Helijet Operates Regularly Scheduled Airline Flights Between - Vancouver Harbour Heliport and Victoria Harbour Heliport
- Vancouver Harbour Heliport and Nanaimo Harbour Heliport
- Vancouver International Airport and Victoria Harbour Heliport (Monday-Friday, limited flights)

BC FERRY SCHEDULES - Vancouver to:  Victoria, Nanaimo, Sunshine Coast etc.

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
Lowe & Co., Jeffrey Lowe, BComm, LLB;  Robert Leong, LLB, and Stan Leo, JD;  & 3 immigration consultants Vivien Lee; Rita Cheng; and Akiko Fujita - for Canada Immigration law at 777 West Broadway, Vancouver,  click for more info at

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 and Burnaby generally.
  • Specialty Vancouver BookStores

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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

Greater Vancouver Boutique Law Firms & Lawyers

photo of Vancouver at night from Burrard Bridge area - for Burce Lemer, personal injury, medical negligence/malpractice and class actions lawyer click to

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Lowe & Co., Jeffrey Lowe, BComm, LLB    business immigration;  Leo, JD immigration lawyer;  &  Vivien Lee, Notary public & immigration consultant ; and Rita Cheng, immigration consultant; - for Canada Immigration law at 999 West Broadway, Vancouver,  click for more info at

Canada Immigration-Business Lawyers & Registered Immigration Consultants fluent in
999 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Business immigration lawyers at Boughton Law, downtown Vancouver, Bruce Harwood, MA LLB, business immigration lawyer; Annamarie Kersop, fluent in Africaans,     Angela So, JD (fluent in Mandarin & Cantonese) & Larry Yen, business lawyer fluent in Mandarin click for more information on these 4 lawyers at

Business Corporate Immigration Lawyers at Boughton Law Corp. in downtown Vancouver,

service in English,
Mandarin & Cantonese
& Africaans

Rose Keith, JD, over 20+ years experience as a   employment law, workplace law lawyer

Over 25 years experience as a personal injury and employment law, workplace law lawyer. 

Downtown Office serves Metro Vancouver.
Harper Grey
3200 - 650 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C.,
V6B 4P7, Canada
  * Local Telephone:  604.895.3911
  * Web site:

Vancouver Post Secondary - Learning / Education / Training Resources

    Vancouver Campus
    2329 West Mall
    Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
    Tel (Directory Assistance) 604 822 2211

    VCC Downtown campus
    250 West Pender Street
    Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1S9
    Switchboard: 604.871.7000
    Toll free in Canada and U.S.:  1.866.565.7820

    VCC Broadway campus
    1155 East Broadway
    Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5
    Switchboard: 604.871.7000

    Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus Harbour Centre
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Canada. V6B 5K3

    Simon Fraser University Burnaby Mountain Campus 8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, B.C.
    Canada. V5A 1S6

    Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus 250 - 13450 – 102nd Avenue
    Surrey, B.C.
    Canada. V3T 0A3
    Switchboard: 778.782.7400

    Vancouver BCIT Campus
    555 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6B 3H6 , Canada

    Burnaby BCIT Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

    520 East 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2 Canada

    CapU Main Campus
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5
    Tel: 604 986 1911

  • KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    12666 72 Ave
    Surrey, BC
    - Richmond KPU Campus location -
    8771 Lansdowne Rd
    Richmond, BC

    100 West 49th Avenue
    Vancouver B.C.
    Canada V5Y 2Z6
    Phone: 604.323.5511

    New Westminster Campus
    700 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    Coquitlam Camput 1250 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
  • see also Vancouver School Board Adult Education Program adulted/Pages/default.aspx
  • Employment Equity / Work Place Harassment / Anti-Racism Consultants
      consultanting associates have been used by MetroVancouver agencies such as:  School Boards, Police Departments, Community Social Services etc. for over 25 years.
      "Frame & Associates has been providing clients with a variety of consulting services related to employment equity, diversity, conflict resolution, and harassment prevention since 1992. The firm was founded because of the need for better understanding of workplace issues that can have a profound impact on both employees and organizations."
  • Adult continuing education
    Vancouver School Board Continuing Adult Education Courses

  • Universities

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Lawyers and legal consultants speak: English, Mandarin & Cantonese Chinese .  We have had clients from over 70 countries.

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