Area codes 778 and 236

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Area code 778 is an overlay area code for the Canadian province of British Columbia. It was created on November 3, 2001 as a concentrated overlay of area code 604, serving only Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District. The rest of the Lower Mainland continued to use only 604.[1] Nonetheless, the implementation of 778 made 10-digit dialing mandatory across the Lower Mainland.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on June 7, 2007 that 778 would become an overlay for the entire province effective July 4, 2007 because of exhaustion of phone numbers in area code 250.[2] As of June 23, 2008, 10-digit dialing became mandatory across British Columbia; trying to use 7-digit dialing would trigger a recorded message to remind callers of the new rule. After September 12, 2008, 7-digit dialing ceased to function.[3]

Area code 236 went into effect as an additional overlay for the province on June 1, 2013.[4]

Communities included[edit]

  • Abbotsford (778)-201 314 344 345 360 761 771 779 780 856 880 982
  • Aldergrove (778)-240 241 242 243 245 246 255 369 549 551 552 808 809 823 825 878 908
  • Duncan (778)-422 455 493 936
  • Kelowna (778)-214 215 313 363 380 392 436 477 478 484 581 699 760 821
  • Langley (778)-277 278 298 609 726 826
  • Nanaimo (778)-269 441 690 762 787 841 971
  • New Westminster (778)-237 238 312 384 385 386 387 388 389 396 397 398 503 688 727 759 772 773 789 791 792 801 822 827 858 859 861 862 863 865 869 885 889 891 892 893 895 896 898 935 937 979
  • Quesnel (778)-334 414 466 768 920
  • Richmond (778)-219 234 282 296 297 723 732 803 804 832 918 919 960
  • Surrey is divided into the following local rate centres:
    • Newton (778)-218 223 438 564 565 578 590 593 612 830 986
    • Whalley (778)-290 368 391 394 395 435 636 735 852
    • White Rock (778)-292 294 390 545 736
  • Trail (778)-274 367 456 965
  • Vancouver (236)- 888, (778)-200 222 224 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 235 239 288 300 302 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 327 328 329 330 331 333 370 371 372 373 374 375 377 378 379 381 383 446 452 504 532 554 558 580 588 600 628 668 680 681 682 683 684 686 689 706 707 708 710 712 713 714 724 737 782 783 785 786 788 800 807 819 828 829 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 846 847 848 855 866 867 868 870 871 872 873 874 875 877 879 881 882 883 886 887 888 889 891 893 897 899 903 904 905 923 926 927 928 929 938 939 944 945 952 968 980 984 985 987 988 989 990 991 993 994 995 996 997 998 999
  • Vernon (778)-212 475 790 930 932
  • Victoria (236)-237, (778)-224 265 350 400 401 405 406 410 430 432 433 440 445 533 600 676 677 678 679 698 700 746 747 817 966 967 972 977

Future Planning[edit]

Area code 672 has been reserved for British Columbia once area code 236 is exhausted.[4]

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British Columbia area codes: 236, 250, 604, 778
North: 867
West: Pacific Ocean, 907 778 and 236 (overlaid with 250 and 604) East: 780, 403, 587 (overlay)
South: 360, 509, 208, 406
Alberta area codes: 403, 587, 780
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut area codes: 867
Idaho area codes: 208
Washington area codes: 206, 253, 360, 425, 509
Alaska area codes: 907

Coordinates: 54°N 124°W / 54°N 124°W / 54; -124