Vancouver

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Vancouver
City of Vancouver
Coordinates 49°15′40″N 123°6′50″W
Country British Columbia
District Greater Vancouver Regional District
Population
693,235
Postal code area CV, DV
Postal code district CV1–CV23, DV1–DV8

Vancouver is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It is the seat of the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

Although the conurbation of Metro Vancouver, which includes all of the GVRD and parts of the Fraser Valley Regional District, is the largest urban area in the country, the city of Vancouver proper is not the largest in population.

The suburb of Musqueam and a part of the suburb of Marpole called c̓əsnaʔəm are under the administration of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nation Indigenous Administrative District and are not administratively part of the City of Vancouver; c̓əsnaʔəm is the seat of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm IAD.

Commerce[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Vancouver's primary airport is the Grant McConachie International Airport, which is located in the city of Richmond. In Vancouver proper are located only two commercial airports, the Sir James Spilsbury International Water Airport (IATA: XXH, ICAO: BCVH) and the Vancouver Harbour Heliport (IATA: XHV, ICAO: BCHV, MTC LID: BBC7). The floatplanes of Corilair, Harbour Air, and Seair operate from Spilsbury International, whilst Helijet Airways fly from the Harbour Heliport.

Private heliports in the city are the Children & Women's Health Centre Heliport (MTC LID: BAK7) and the Vancouver General Hospital Heliport (MTC LID: BBK4).

Greater Vancouver Metro[edit]

The Expo/Airport, Central, Fraser River, and Olympic Lines of the Greater Vancouver Metro rapid transit system all run through Burnaby with multiple stations

Rail[edit]

BC Rail's Inter-Dominion Line has its western terminus in Vancouver, whilst the South False Creek Line is located entirely within the city. The North Shore Line passes through Vancouver very briefly, mostly through a tunnel.

The Cascade Subdivision of CP Rail's transcontinental mainline has its western terminus in Vancouver.

The BC Hydro Railway operated within the city of Vancouver in the past, but most of its right-of-way in the city has been converted into Metro lines.

Railway stations in Vancouver[edit]

Station Location Railway Line Services
Alliance Grain Pier Downtown Eastside Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
Ballantyne Pier Downtown Eastside Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
Ballantyne Yard Downtown Eastside Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
BC Sugar Station Downtown Eastside Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
Burrard Inlet Ferry Dock Downtown Eastside Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
GN Yard Railtown Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
Vanterm Gastown Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
Grandview Junction Station Grandview-Woodland BC Rail
Washington & British Columbia
Inter-Dominion Line, South False Creek Line
Burrard Inlet Line
junction only
Hastings Station Hastings-Sunrise CP Rail Cascade Sub freight
Heatley Station Downtown Eastside CP Rail Cascade Sub freight
Pacific Central Station Railtown BC Rail
Washington & British Columbia
Inter-Dominion Line
Semiahmoo Line
Limited Express, Express, Local, West Coast Express
Raymur Station Downtown Eastside Washington & British Columbia Burrard Inlet Line freight
Second Narrows Station Hastings Sunrise CP Rail Cascade Sub freight
South False Creek Station Kitsilano BC Rail South False Creek Line freight
Still Creek Station Renfrew Heights BC Rail Inter-Dominion Line freight
Terminal Ave Yard Railtown BC Rail South False Creek Line freight
Waterfront-CPR Station Waterfront CP Rail Cascade Sub Express, Local, West Coast Express, freight

Road[edit]

Bus service is provided by the Coast Mountain Bus Company.

Sport[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Football[edit]

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

Hockey[edit]

BC Hockey League[edit]

National Hockey League[edit]

Rugby[edit]