List of district municipalities in British Columbia
A district municipality is a classification of municipalities used in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. British Columbia's Lieutenant Governor in Council 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 less than 5 people per hectare, and the outcome of a vote involving affected residents was that greater than 50% voted in favour of the proposed incorporation.
British Columbia has 51 district municipalities that had a cumulative population of 838,201 and an average population of 16,435 in the 2011 Census. British Columbia's largest and smallest district municipalities are Saanich and Wells with populations of 109,752 and 245 respectively.
Of British Columbia's current 51 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 West Kelowna on December 6, 2007.
|100 Mile House||100 Mile House, District of||July 27, 1965||1,886||1,885||0.1||53.29||35.4||Cariboo Regional District|
|Barriere||Barriere, District of||December 4, 2007||1,773||1,432||23.8||10.77||164.7||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|Central Saanich||Central Saanich, The Corporation of the District of||December 12, 1950||15,936||15,745||1.2||41.33||385.6||Capital Regional District|
|Chetwynd||Chetwynd, District of||September 25, 1962||2,635||2,633||0.1||63.04||41.8||Peace River Regional District|
|Clearwater||Clearwater, District of||December 3, 2007||2,331||2,225||4.8||55.68||41.9||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|Coldstream||Coldstream, The Corporation of the District of||December 21, 1906||10,314||9,471||8.9||66.28||155.6||Regional District of North Okanagan|
|Delta||Delta, The Corporation of||November 10, 1879||99,863||96,635||3.3||180.11||554.4||Greater Vancouver Regional District|
|Elkford||Elkford, District of||July 16, 1971||2,523||2,463||2.4||108.42||23.3||Regional District of East Kootenay|
|Esquimalt||Esquimalt, Corporation of the Township of||September 1, 1912||16,209||16,840||−3.7||7.08||2,290.1||Capital Regional District|
|Fort St. James||Fort St. James, District of||December 19, 1952||1,691||1,350||25.3||23.47||72||Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako|
|Highlands||Highlands, District of||December 7, 1993||2,120||1,903||11.4||38.05||55.7||Capital Regional District|
|Hope||Hope, District of||April 6, 1929||5,969||6,185||−3.5||41.14||145.1||Fraser Valley Regional District|
|Houston||Houston, District of||March 4, 1957||3,147||3,163||−0.5||72.94||43.1||Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako|
|Hudson's Hope||Hudson's Hope, District of||November 16, 1965||970||1,012||−4.2||827.36||1.2||Peace River Regional District|
|Invermere||Invermere, District of||May 22, 1951||2,955||3,002||−1.6||10.73||275.3||Regional District of East Kootenay|
|Kent||Kent, The Corporation of the District of||January 1, 1895||5,664||4,738||19.5||168.39||33.6||Fraser Valley Regional District|
|Kitimat||Kitimat, District of||March 31, 1953||8,335||8,987||−7.3||240.01||34.7||Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine|
|Lake Country||Lake Country, District of||May 2, 1995||11,708||9,606||21.9||122.19||95.8||Regional District of Central Okanagan|
|Langley||Langley, The Corporation of the Township of||April 26, 1873||104,177||93,726||11.2||308.03||338.2||Greater Vancouver Regional District|
|Lantzville||Lantzville, District of||June 25, 2003||3,601||3,661||−1.6||27.66||130.2||Regional District of Nanaimo|
|Lillooet||Lillooet, District of||December 31, 1946||2,321||2,324||−0.1||27.51||84.4||Squamish-Lillooet Regional District|
|Logan Lake||Logan Lake, District of||November 10, 1970||2,073||2,162||−4.1||325.33||6.4||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|Mackenzie||Mackenzie, District of||May 19, 1966||3,507||4,539||−22.7||155.41||22.6||Regional District of Fraser-Fort George|
|Maple Ridge||Maple Ridge, The Corporation of the District of||September 12, 1874||76,052||68,949||10.3||266.78||285.1||Greater Vancouver Regional District|
|Metchosin||Metchosin, District of||December 3, 1984||4,803||4,795||0.2||71.09||67.6||Capital Regional District|
|Mission||Mission, District of||June 2, 1892||36,426||34,505||5.6||225.7||161.4||Fraser Valley Regional District|
|New Hazelton||New Hazelton, District of||December 15, 1980||666||627||6.2||24.36||27.3||Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine|
|North Cowichan||North Cowichan, The Corporation of the District of||June 18, 1873||28,807||27,557||4.5||195.54||147.3||Cowichan Valley Regional District|
|North Saanich||North Saanich, District of||August 19, 1965||11,089||10,823||2.5||37.25||297.7||Capital Regional District|
|North Vancouver||North Vancouver, The Corporation of the District of||May 13, 1907||84,412||82,562||2.2||160.76||525.1||Greater Vancouver Regional District|
|Oak Bay||Oak Bay, The Corporation of the District of||July 2, 1906||18,015||17,908||0.6||10.53||1,710.3||Capital Regional District|
|Peachland||Peachland, The Corporation of the District of||January 1, 1909||5,200||4,883||6.5||15.75||330.2||Regional District of Central Okanagan|
|Port Edward||Port Edward, District of||June 29, 1966||544||577||−5.7||168.01||3.2||Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District|
|Port Hardy||Port Hardy, District of||May 5, 1966||4,008||3,822||4.9||38.73||103.5||Regional District of Mount Waddington|
|Saanich||Saanich, The Corporation of the District of||March 1, 1906||109,752||108,265||1.4||103.78||1,057.6||Capital Regional District|
|Sechelt||Sechelt, District of||February 15, 1956||9,291||8,454||9.9||39.01||238.2||Sunshine Coast Regional District|
|Sicamous||Sicamous, District of||December 4, 1989||2,441||2,676||−8.8||12.71||192||Columbia Shuswap Regional District|
|Sooke||Sooke, District of||December 7, 1999||11,435||9,699||17.9||56.72||201.6||Capital Regional District|
|Spallumcheen||Spallumcheen, The Corporation of the Township of||July 21, 1892||5,055||4,960||1.9||255.77||19.8||Regional District of North Okanagan|
|Sparwood||Sparwood, District of||October 6, 1964||3,667||3,618||1.4||191.01||19.2||Regional District of East Kootenay|
|Squamish||Squamish, District of||May 18, 1948||17,158||14,949||14.8||104.88||163.6||Squamish-Lillooet Regional District|
|Stewart||Stewart, District of||May 16, 1930||494||496||−0.4||552.08||0.9||Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine|
|Summerland||Summerland, The Corporation of the District of||December 21, 1906||11,280||10,828||4.2||74.06||152.3||Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen|
|Taylor||Taylor, District of||August 23, 1958||1,373||1,384||−0.8||17.09||80.4||Peace River Regional District|
|Tofino||Tofino, District of||February 5, 1932||1,876||1,655||13.4||10.53||178.2||Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot|
|Tumbler Ridge[a]||Tumbler Ridge, District of||April 9, 1981||2,710||2,454||10.4||1,558.97||1.7||Peace River Regional District|
|Ucluelet||Ucluelet, District of||February 26, 1952||1,627||1,487||9.4||6.81||238.9||Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot|
|Vanderhoof||Vanderhoof, District of||January 22, 1926||4,480||4,064||10.2||54.83||81.7||Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako|
|Wells[b]||Wells, District of||June 29, 1998||245||236||3.8||158.28||1.5||Cariboo Regional District|
|West Kelowna||West Kelowna, District of||December 6, 2007||30,892||27,214||13.5||123.51||250.1||Regional District of Central Okanagan|
|West Vancouver||West Vancouver, The Corporation of the District of||March 15, 1912||42,694||42,131||1.3||87.26||489.3||Greater Vancouver Regional District|
Former district municipalities
|This section requires expansion. (December 2012)|
- List of communities in British Columbia
- List of municipalities in British Columbia
- "Local Government Act: Part 2 — Incorporation of Municipalities". Government of British Columbia Queen's Printer. November 12, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. May 28, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "History, in a nutshell". District of Tumbler Ridge. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Wells". District of Wells. Retrieved July 5, 2013.