List of municipalities in British Columbia

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Location of British Columbia in Canada
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Skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia's largest city
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Skyline of Surrey, British Columbia's second largest city and suburb of Vancouver
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Skyline of Burnaby, British Columbia's third largest city and suburb of Vancouver
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Skyline of Richmond, British Columbia's fourth largest city and suburb of Vancouver
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Skyline of Abbotsford, the largest city outside of Greater Vancouver
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Skyline of Coquitlam, British Columbia's sixth largest city and suburb of Vancouver
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Skyline of Kelowna, the largest city in the interior of British Columbia
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Aerial view of Saanich, the largest municipality on Vancouver Island and suburb of the capital Victoria

British Columbia is the third-most populous province in Canada, with 5,000,879 residents as of 2021, and is the second-largest in land area, [lower-alpha 1] at 920,687 km2 (355,479 sq mi). [2] British Columbia's 161 municipalities cover only

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Within their limited jurisdictions, municipalities are autonomous, responsible and accountable to their citizens and to the province. Their powers and responsibilities are regulated through the Local Government Act, [3] the Community Charter, and, in the case of Vancouver, the Vancouver Charter. They have the power of a natural person, the power to expropriate, and the power to establish and enforce bylaws. They are able to raise funds through property taxes and user fees, and borrow a limited amount through the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia to pay for capital costs. [4]

Municipalities are governed by a mayor and council who are democratically elected every 4 years on the third Saturday in October. The most recent election took place on October 20, 2018; the next election will take place on October 15, 2022. [5] Each municipality is a member of a regional district to which their councils elect representatives. The board of directors of the regional district is used as a forum to discuss regional issues. [4]

To become a municipality, a community, with the assistance of the provincial Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, defines its borders and holds a referendum on the issue. If successful the Cabinet of British Columbia issues a letters patent incorporating the community. Part 2 of the Local Government Act sets out a classification scheme that gives each new municipality a designation. If the population is fewer than 2,500 people the new municipality is designated a village, if between 2,500 and 5,000 a town, and if greater than 5,000 a city. If the new municipality has an area greater than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) and an average population density of fewer than 5 persons per hectare then is it designated a district municipality. The municipality must request change in designation but is not compelled to do so, despite population growth or loss – Greenwood has retained its city status, for example, rather than relinquishing it as other boomtowns of its era have done. There is no longer any legal difference between the designations. [4]

Cities

A city is a classification of municipalities used in British Columbia. British Columbia's lieutenant governor may incorporate a community as a city by letters patent, on the recommendation of the Minister of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development, if its population is greater than 5,000 and the outcome of a vote involving affected residents was that greater than 50 percent voted in favour of the proposed incorporation. [6]

British Columbia has 52 cities, [7] [8] [9] [10] had a cumulative population of 3,630,140 in the 2021 census. British Columbia's largest and smallest cities are Vancouver and Greenwood with populations of 662,248 and 702 respectively. [11] The fastest-growing city in British Columbia is Langford, which grew 31.8 percent between 2016 and 2021, while the fastest-shrinking is Merritt, which shrunk by 1.2 percent. [11] The largest city by land area is Abbotsford, which spans 375.33 km2 (144.92 sq mi), while the smallest is Duncan, at 2.06 km2 (0.80 sq mi). [11] The first community to incorporate as a city was New Westminster on July 16, 1860, [7] while the most recent community to incorporate as a city was Mission on March 29, 2021. [10]

District municipalities

A district municipality is a classification of municipalities used in British Columbia. British Columbia's lieutenant governor may incorporate a community as a district municipality by letters patent, under the recommendation of the Minister of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development, if the area is greater than 800 ha (2,000 acres) and has a population density of fewer than 5 people per hectare, and the outcome of a vote involving affected residents was that greater than 50 percent voted in favour of the proposed incorporation. [6]

British Columbia has 49 district municipalities [7] [9] [12] that had a cumulative population of 669,454 in the 2021 Census. [11] British Columbia's largest and smallest district municipalities are Langley and Wells with populations of 132,603 and 218 respectively. [11] The fastest-growing district municipality in British Columbia is Stewart, which grew 28.9 percent between 2016 and 2021, while the fastest-shrinking is the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, which declined by 18.8 percent.

Of British Columbia's current 49 district municipalities, the first to incorporate as a district municipality was North Cowichan on June 18, 1873, while the most recent community to incorporate as a district municipality was the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) on February 6, 2009. [7] [12] Although portrayed as a regional municipality in its official name, the NRRM is actually classified as a district municipality. [12]

Indian government districts

The lone Indian government district designation was created by the federal shíshálh Nation Self-Government Act and provincial Sechelt Indian Government District Enabling Act and granted to the shíshálh Nation Government District (formerly known as the Sechelt Indian Government District), which governs the shíshálh Nation lands consisting of 33 former Indian reserves. [13] [14] [15]

Island municipalities

If the community wishing to incorporate is located within a trust area under the Island Trust Act, it must incorporate as an island municipality. [16] A single island municipality designation has been granted to Bowen Island.

Mountain resort municipalities

A mountain resort municipality designation is granted by the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development through the Local Government Act if there exists alpine ski lift operations, year-round recreational facilities, and commercial overnight accommodations.[ citation needed ] British Columbia's lone mountain resort municipality is Sun Peaks.

Resort municipalities

A single resort municipality designation has been granted to Whistler by the Resort Municipality of Whistler Act. [17]

Towns

A town is a classification of municipalities used in British Columbia. British Columbia's lieutenant governor may incorporate a community as a town by letters patent, under the recommendation of the Minister of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development, if its population is greater than 2,500 but not greater than 5,000 and the outcome of a vote involving affected residents was that greater than 50 percent voted in favour of the proposed incorporation. [6]

British Columbia has 14 towns [7] that had a cumulative population of 95,922 in the 2021 census. [11] British Columbia's largest and smallest towns are Comox and Port McNeill with populations of 14,806 and 2,356 respectively. View Royal and Smithers are the fastest-growing and fastest-shrinking towns in the province, growing by 11.2 percent and shrinking by 0.4 percent respectively between 2016 and 2021. [11] Of British Columbia's current 14 towns, the first to incorporate as a town was Ladysmith on June 3, 1904, while the most recent community to incorporate as a town was View Royal on December 5, 1988. [7]

Villages

Shoreline of Zeballos, British Columbia's smallest municipality Zeballosdock.jpg
Shoreline of Zeballos, British Columbia's smallest municipality

A village is a classification of municipalities used in British Columbia. British Columbia's lieutenant governor may incorporate a community as a village by letters patent, on the recommendation of the Minister of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development, if its population is not greater than 2,500 and the outcome of a vote involving affected residents was that greater than 50 percent voted in favour of the proposed incorporation. [6]

British Columbia has 42 villages [7] that had a cumulative population of 48,511 in the 2021 census. [11] British Columbia's largest and smallest villages are Cumberland and Zeballos with populations of 4,447 and 126 respectively. [11] Radium Hot Springs and Silverton are the fastest-growing and fastest-shrinking villages in the province, growing by 72.6 percent and shrinking by 23.6 percent respectively between 2016 and 2021. [11] Of British Columbia's current 42 villages, the first to incorporate as a village was Kaslo on August 14, 1893, while the most recent community to incorporate as a village was Queen Charlotte (now known as Daajing Giids) on December 5, 2005. [7]

List of municipalities

List of municipalities in British Columbia
NameStatus [7] Regional district [7] Incorporation date [7] 2021 Canadian census [11]
Population (2021)Population (2016)ChangeLand area (km2)Population density (/km2)
Abbotsford City Fraser Valley December 12, 1995153,524141,397+8.6%375.33409.0
Armstrong City North Okanagan March 31, 19135,3235,114+4.1%5.221,019.7
Burnaby City Metro Vancouver September 22, 1892249,125232,755+7.0%90.572,750.6
Campbell River City Strathcona June 24, 194735,51933,007+7.6%144.38246.0
Castlegar City Central Kootenay January 1, 19748,3388,039+3.7%19.87419.6
Chilliwack City Fraser Valley April 26, 187393,20383,788+11.2%261.34356.6
Colwood City Capital June 24, 198518,96116,859+12.5%17.661,073.7
Coquitlam City Metro Vancouver July 25, 1891148,625139,284+6.7%122.151,216.7
Courtenay City Comox Valley January 1, 191528,42025,639+10.8%32.42876.6
Cranbrook City East Kootenay November 1, 190520,49920,047+2.3%31.97641.2
Dawson Creek City Peace River May 26, 193612,32312,178+1.2%26.72461.2
Delta City Metro Vancouver November 10, 1879108,455102,238+6.1%179.66603.7
Duncan City Cowichan Valley March 4, 19125,0474,944+2.1%2.062,450.0
Enderby City North Okanagan March 1, 19053,0282,964+2.2%4.26710.8
Fernie City East Kootenay July 28, 19046,3205,396+17.1%15.11418.3
Fort St. John City Peace River December 31, 194721,46520,260+5.9%32.67657.0
Grand Forks City Kootenay Boundary April 15, 18974,1124,049+1.6%10.37396.5
Greenwood City Kootenay Boundary July 12, 1897702665+5.6%2.42290.1
Kamloops City Thompson-Nicola October 17, 196797,90290,280+8.4%297.93328.6
Kelowna City Central Okanagan May 4, 1905144,576127,390+13.5%211.85682.4
Kimberley City East Kootenay March 29, 19448,1157,425+9.3%60.51134.1
Langford City Capital December 8, 199246,58435,342+31.8%41.431,124.4
Langley City Metro Vancouver March 15, 195528,96325,888+11.9%10.182,845.1
Maple Ridge City Metro Vancouver September 12, 201490,99082,256+10.6%267.82339.7
Merritt City Thompson-Nicola April 1, 19117,0517,139−1.2%26.04270.8
Mission City Fraser Valley March 29, 202141,51938,554+7.7%226.98182.9
Nanaimo City Nanaimo December 24, 187499,86390,504+10.3%90.451,104.1
Nelson City Central Kootenay March 18, 189711,10610,572+5.1%11.93930.9
New Westminster City Metro Vancouver July 16, 186078,91670,996+11.2%15.625,052.2
North Vancouver City Metro Vancouver August 10, 189158,12052,898+9.9%11.834,912.9
Parksville City Nanaimo June 19, 194513,64212,453+9.5%14.52939.5
Penticton City Okanagan-Similkameen January 1, 190936,88533,761+9.3%43.03857.2
Pitt Meadows City Metro Vancouver April 25, 191419,14618,573+3.1%86.34221.8
Port Alberni City Alberni-Clayoquot October 28, 196718,25917,678+3.3%19.66928.7
Port Coquitlam City Metro Vancouver March 7, 191361,49858,612+4.9%29.162,109.0
Port Moody City Metro Vancouver March 11, 191333,53533,5510.0%25.851,297.3
Powell River City qathet October 15, 195513,94313,157+6.0%28.91482.3
Prince George City Fraser-Fort George March 6, 191576,70874,003+3.7%316.74242.2
Prince Rupert City North Coast March 10, 191012,30012,220+0.7%66.00186.4
Quesnel City Cariboo March 21, 19289,8899,879+0.1%35.35279.7
Revelstoke City Columbia Shuswap March 1, 18998,2757,562+9.4%41.28200.5
Richmond City Metro Vancouver November 10, 1879209,937198,309+5.9%128.871,629.1
Rossland City Kootenay Boundary March 18, 18974,1403,729+11.0%59.7269.3
Salmon Arm City Columbia Shuswap May 15, 190519,43217,706+9.7%155.19125.2
Surrey City Metro Vancouver November 10, 1879568,322517,887+9.7%316.111,797.9
Terrace City Kitimat-Stikine December 31, 192712,01711,643+3.2%57.33209.6
Trail City Kootenay Boundary June 14, 19017,9207,709+2.7%34.90226.9
Vancouver City Metro Vancouver April 6, 1886662,248631,486+4.9%115.185,749.7
Vernon City North Okanagan December 30, 189244,51940,116+11.0%96.43461.7
Victoria City Capital August 2, 186291,86785,792+7.1%19.454,723.2
West Kelowna City Central Okanagan June 26, 201536,07832,655+10.5%122.09295.5
White Rock City Metro Vancouver April 15, 195721,93919,952+10.0%5.174,243.5
Williams Lake City Cariboo March 15, 192910,94710,753+1.8%33.12330.5
Barriere District municipality Thompson-Nicola December 4, 20071,7651,713+3.0%10.73164.5
Central Saanich District municipality Capital December 12, 195017,38516,814+3.4%41.20422.0
Chetwynd District municipality Peace River September 25, 19622,3022,503−8.0%63.5536.2
Clearwater District municipality Thompson-Nicola December 3, 20072,3882,324+2.8%55.6542.9
Coldstream District municipality North Okanagan December 21, 190611,17110,648+4.9%66.57167.8
Elkford District municipality East Kootenay July 16, 19712,7492,499+10.0%108.1225.4
Esquimalt District municipality Capital September 1, 191217,53317,655−0.7%7.082,476.4
Fort St. James District municipality Bulkley-Nechako December 19, 19521,3861,598−13.3%23.4559.1
Highlands District municipality Capital December 7, 19932,4822,225+11.6%38.0165.3
Hope District municipality Fraser Valley April 6, 19296,6866,181+8.2%40.87163.6
Houston District municipality Bulkley-Nechako March 4, 19573,0522,993+2.0%72.8841.9
Hudson's Hope District municipality Peace River November 16, 19658411,015−17.1%826.701.0
Invermere District municipality East Kootenay May 22, 19513,9173,391+15.5%10.75364.4
Kent District municipality Fraser Valley January 1, 18956,3006,067+3.8%168.5937.4
Kitimat District municipality Kitimat-Stikine March 31, 19538,2368,131+1.3%239.2834.4
Lake Country District municipality Central Okanagan May 2, 199515,81712,922+22.4%122.16129.5
Langley District municipality Metro Vancouver April 26, 1873132,603117,285+13.1%307.22431.6
Lantzville District municipality Nanaimo June 25, 20033,8173,605+5.9%27.68137.9
Lillooet District municipality Squamish-Lillooet December 31, 19462,3022,275+1.2%27.6383.3
Logan Lake District municipality Thompson-Nicola November 10, 19702,2551,993+13.1%324.287.0
Mackenzie District municipality Fraser-Fort George May 19, 19663,2813,714−11.7%154.1921.3
Metchosin District municipality Capital December 3, 19845,0674,708+7.6%69.5772.8
New Hazelton District municipality Kitimat-Stikine December 15, 1980602580+3.8%24.3424.7
North Cowichan District municipality Cowichan Valley June 18, 187331,99029,696+7.7%195.41163.7
North Saanich District municipality Capital August 19, 196512,23511,249+8.8%37.16329.3
North Vancouver District municipality Metro Vancouver May 13, 190788,16885,649+2.9%160.66548.8
Northern Rockies District municipality [12] Northern Rockies February 6, 20093,9474,862−18.8%84,759.310.0
Oak Bay District municipality Capital July 2, 190617,99018,094−0.6%10.521,710.1
One Hundred Mile House District municipality Cariboo July 27, 19651,9281,918+0.5%53.0136.4
Peachland District municipality Central Okanagan January 1, 19095,7895,428+6.7%16.10359.6
Port Edward District municipality North Coast June 29, 1966470467+0.6%167.162.8
Port Hardy District municipality Mount Waddington May 5, 19663,9024,132−5.6%38.55101.2
Saanich District municipality Capital March 1, 1906117,735114,148+3.1%103.591,136.5
Sechelt District municipality Sunshine Coast February 15, 195610,84710,216+6.2%39.02278.0
Sicamous District municipality Columbia Shuswap December 4, 19892,6132,429+7.6%12.80204.1
Sooke District municipality Capital December 7, 199915,08613,001+16.0%56.60266.5
Spallumcheen District municipality North Okanagan July 21, 18925,3075,106+3.9%254.9220.8
Sparwood District municipality East Kootenay October 6, 19644,1483,784+9.6%191.3021.7
Squamish District municipality Squamish-Lillooet May 18, 194823,81919,497+22.2%104.71227.5
Stewart District municipality Kitimat-Stikine May 16, 1930517401+28.9%551.570.9
Summerland District municipality Okanagan-Similkameen December 21, 190612,04211,615+3.7%74.04162.6
Taylor District municipality Peace River August 23, 19581,3171,469−10.3%16.9277.8
Tofino District municipality Alberni-Clayoquot February 5, 19322,5161,967+27.9%10.56238.3
Tumbler Ridge District municipality Peace River April 9, 19812,3991,987+20.7%1,557.411.5
Ucluelet District municipality Alberni-Clayoquot February 26, 19522,0661,717+20.3%6.48318.8
Vanderhoof District municipality Bulkley-Nechako January 22, 19264,3464,434−2.0%53.9380.6
Wells District municipality Cariboo June 29, 1998218217+0.5%158.091.4
West Vancouver District municipality Metro Vancouver March 15, 191244,12242,473+3.9%87.18506.1
shíshálh Nation First Nations government district qathet and Sunshine Coast March 17, 1988765697+9.8%11.0369.4
Bowen Island Island municipality Metro Vancouver December 4, 19994,2563,680+15.7%50.1284.9
Sun Peaks Mountain Mountain resort municipality [18] Thompson-Nicola June 3, 20101,404616+127.9%40.8534.4
Whistler Resort municipality Squamish-Lillooet September 6, 197513,98211,746+19.0%240.0058.3
Comox Town Comox Valley January 14, 194614,80614,028+5.5%16.87877.7
Creston Town Central Kootenay May 14, 19245,5835,361+4.1%8.41663.9
Gibsons Town Sunshine Coast March 4, 19294,7584,605+3.3%4.311,103.9
Golden Town Columbia Shuswap June 26, 19573,9863,708+7.5%11.33351.8
Ladysmith Town Cowichan Valley June 3, 19048,9908,537+5.3%12.04746.7
Lake Cowichan Town Cowichan Valley August 19, 19443,3253,226+3.1%8.24403.5
Oliver Town Okanagan-Similkameen December 31, 19455,0944,928+3.4%5.49927.9
Osoyoos Town Okanagan-Similkameen January 14, 19465,5565,050+10.0%8.41660.6
Port McNeill Town Mount Waddington February 18, 19662,3562,337+0.8%13.77171.1
Princeton Town Okanagan-Similkameen September 11, 19512,8942,828+2.3%59.2848.8
Qualicum Beach Town Nanaimo May 5, 19429,3038,943+4.0%17.98517.4
Sidney Town Capital September 30, 195212,31811,672+5.5%5.112,410.6
Smithers Town Bulkley-Nechako October 6, 19215,3785,401−0.4%15.26352.4
View Royal Town Capital December 5, 198811,57510,408+11.2%14.33807.7
Alert Bay Village Mount Waddington January 14, 1946449479−6.3%1.69265.7
Anmore Village Metro Vancouver December 7, 19872,3562,210+6.6%27.5385.6
Ashcroft Village Thompson-Nicola June 27, 19521,6701,558+7.2%50.8632.8
Belcarra Village Metro Vancouver August 22, 1979687643+6.8%5.50124.9
Burns Lake Village Bulkley-Nechako December 6, 19231,6591,779−6.7%6.54253.7
Cache Creek Village Thompson-Nicola November 28, 1967969963+0.6%10.4093.2
Canal Flats Village East Kootenay June 29, 2004802668+20.1%11.0772.4
Chase Village Thompson-Nicola April 22, 19692,3992,286+4.9%3.75639.7
Clinton Village Thompson-Nicola July 16, 1963568641−11.4%8.1469.8
Cumberland Village Comox Valley January 1, 18984,4473,753+18.5%29.04153.1
Daajing Giids [lower-alpha 2] Village North Coast December 5, 2005964884+9.0%35.5827.1
Fraser Lake Village Bulkley-Nechako September 27, 1966965988−2.3%4.06237.7
Fruitvale Village Kootenay Boundary November 4, 19521,9581,920+2.0%2.70725.2
Gold River Village Strathcona August 26, 19651,2461,212+2.8%10.92114.1
Granisle Village Bulkley-Nechako June 29, 1971337303+11.2%39.858.5
Harrison Hot Springs Village Fraser Valley May 27, 19491,9051,468+29.8%5.49347.0
Hazelton Village Kitimat-Stikine February 15, 1956257313−17.9%2.8988.9
Kaslo Village Central Kootenay August 14, 18931,049968+8.4%3.01348.5
Keremeos Village Okanagan-Similkameen October 30, 19561,6081,502+7.1%2.09769.4
Lions Bay Village Metro Vancouver December 17, 19701,3901,334+4.2%2.53549.4
Lumby Village North Okanagan December 20, 19552,0631,833+12.5%5.93347.9
Lytton Village Thompson-Nicola May 3, 1945210249−15.7%6.7331.2
Masset Village North Coast May 11, 1961838793+5.7%20.6940.5
McBride Village Fraser-Fort George April 7, 1932588616−4.5%4.62127.3
Midway Village Kootenay Boundary May 25, 1967651649+0.3%12.2353.2
Montrose Village Kootenay Boundary June 22, 19561,013996+1.7%1.46693.8
Nakusp Village Central Kootenay November 24, 19641,5891,605−1.0%8.04197.6
New Denver Village Central Kootenay January 12, 1929487473+3.0%0.87559.8
Pemberton Village Squamish-Lillooet July 20, 19563,4072,574+32.4%61.3655.5
Port Alice Village Mount Waddington June 16, 1965739664+11.3%7.03105.1
Port Clements Village North Coast December 31, 1975340282+20.6%13.0726.0
Pouce Coupe Village Peace River January 6, 1932762792−3.8%2.06369.9
Radium Hot Springs Village East Kootenay December 10, 19901,339776+72.6%6.34211.2
Salmo Village Central Kootenay October 30, 19461,1401,141−0.1%2.44467.2
Sayward Village Strathcona June 27, 1968334311+7.4%4.4475.2
Silverton Village Central Kootenay May 6, 1930149195−23.6%0.35425.7
Slocan Village Central Kootenay June 1, 1901379289+31.1%0.78485.9
Tahsis Village Strathcona June 17, 1970393248+58.5%5.2674.7
Telkwa Village Bulkley-Nechako July 18, 19521,4741,327+11.1%7.04209.4
Valemount Village Fraser-Fort George December 13, 19621,0521,021+3.0%5.16203.9
Warfield Village Kootenay Boundary December 8, 19521,7531,680+4.3%1.89927.5
Zeballos Village Strathcona June 27, 1952126107+17.8%1.5581.3
Sub-total cities3,630,1403,367,053+7.8%4,497.15807.2
Sub-total district municipalities669,454628,795+6.5%91,547.507.3
Sub-total Indian government districts765697+9.8%11.0369.4
Sub-total island municipalities4,2563,680+15.7%50.1284.9
Sub-total mountain resort municipalities1,404616+127.9%40.8534.4
Sub-total resort municipalities13,98211,746+19.0%240.0058.3
Sub-total towns95,92291,032+5.4%200.83477.6
Sub-total villages48,51144,493+9.0%442.98109.5
Total municipalities4,464,4344,148,112+7.6%97,030.4646.0
British Columbia5,000,8794,648,055+7.6%920,686.555.4

Former municipalities

Communities in British Columbia that once held their own municipal status include Aennofield, Alberni, Brocklehurst, Chapman Camp, Columbia, Cranberry Lake, Dewdney, Dufferin, Fort Nelson, Fraser Mills, Glenmore, Guisachan, Kinnaird, Marysville, Matsqui, Mission City, Natal, Nicomen Island, North Kamloops, Phoenix, Point Grey, Sandon, South Fort George, South Vancouver, Sumas, Tadanac, Valleyview and Westview. [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] The majority of these former municipalities ceased to exist as a result of amalgamation with or annexation by another municipality. [20] [21] [22] Others, such as Phoenix and Sandon, [25] [26] were dissolved from their municipal status as a result of population decline, while Dewdney dissolved due to financial reasons. [23] The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality was dissolved in 2021. [27]

See also

Notes

  1. Although British Columbia is the second-largest province in land area, it is third-largest in total area after accounting for freshwater area. [1]
  2. Daajing Giids was formerly known as Queen Charlotte prior to July 13, 2022. [19]

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Capital Regional District</span> Regional district in British Columbia, Canada

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is a local government administrative district encompassing the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The CRD is one of several regional districts in British Columbia and had an official population of 415,451 as of the Canada 2021 Census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Belcarra</span> Village in British Columbia, Canada

Belcarra is a village on the shore of Indian Arm, a side inlet of Burrard Inlet, and is part of Metro Vancouver. It lies northwest of Port Moody and immediately east of the Deep Cove area of North Vancouver, across the waters of Indian Arm. Isolated by geography on a narrow peninsula, Belcarra is accessible by a single winding paved road or by water. Before incorporation it was commonly known as Belcarra Bay.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Oak Bay, British Columbia</span> District municipality in British Columbia, Canada

Oak Bay is a municipality incorporated in 1906 that is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is one of thirteen member municipalities of the Capital Regional District, and is bordered to the west by the city of Victoria and to the north by the district of Saanich. It is an eastern residential suburb of Victoria

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Greater Vancouver</span> Metropolitan area in British Columbia, Canada

Greater Vancouver, also known as Metro Vancouver, is the metropolitan area with its major urban centre being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The term "Greater Vancouver" is roughly coterminous with the geographic area governed by the Metro Vancouver Regional District, though it predates the 1966 creation of the regional district. It is often used to include areas beyond the boundaries of the regional district but does not generally include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district.

The District of Highlands is a district municipality near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. As one of the Western Communities, or West Shore municipalities, outside Victoria, Highlands has a population of 2,225 as of 2016. The region stretches along the Saanich Inlet shoreline from north of Goldstream to Mackenzie Bight. Highlands is one of the more undeveloped areas of the Greater Victoria region; it is one of the newest Greater Victoria municipalities created within the Capital Regional District.

The District of Metchosin is a municipality and community in Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a coastal community adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Metchosin is part of the Western Communities and one of the 13 regional municipalities.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sechelt</span> District municipality in British Columbia, Canada

Sechelt is a district municipality located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver, it is accessible from mainland British Columbia by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, and a 25-minute drive from Langdale along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. The name Sechelt is derived from the she shashishalhem word shíshálh, the name of the First Nations people who first settled the area thousands of years ago.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Anmore</span> Village in British Columbia, Canada

Anmore is a village in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is north of the city of Port Moody and along the shores of the Indian Arm. Anmore is one of three politically independent village municipalities in the Greater Vancouver area, the others being its neighbour Belcarra, and Lions Bay.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Northern Rockies Regional Municipality</span> Regional district in British Columbia, Canada

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM), formerly the Northern Rockies Regional District (NRRD), and before that the Fort Nelson–Liard Regional District, is a municipality in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Although portrayed as a regional municipality in its official name, and existing on the same administrative level as a regional district, it is actually classified as a district municipality. The NRRM's offices are located in Fort Nelson, formerly an incorporated town that amalgamated with the NRRD on February 6, 2009 to form the NRRM. With the Peace River Regional District as the southern part, it was the northern part of the Peace River-Liard Regional District, which was split into two on October 31, 1987.

A district municipality is a designation for a class of municipalities found in several locations, including Canada, Lithuania, and South Africa.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">West Kelowna</span> City in British Columbia, Canada

West Kelowna, formerly known as Westbank and colloquially known as Westside, is a city in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The city encompasses several distinct neighbourhoods, including Casa Loma, Gellatly, Glenrosa, Lakeview Heights, Shannon Lake, Smith Creek, Rose Valley, Westbank, and West Kelowna Estates. West Kelowna had an estimated population of 34,883 as of December 31, 2018.

shíshálh Nation Government District, formerly known as Sechelt Indian Government District, is a First Nations government district in the Sunshine Coast region of southwest British Columbia, Canada. It was incorporated on March 17, 1988 and consists of 33 separate land parcels, of which 32 are located within the Sunshine Coast Regional District and one located within the qathet Regional District.

shíshálh Nation

The shíshálh Nation is a First Nation located on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Their swiya comprises 515,000 hectares that stretches from xwesam in the southeast, to x̱enichen in the north, to kwekwenis in the southwest.

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