List of municipalities in British Columbia

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This is a list of municipalities in British Columbia, Canada. Municipalities in British Columbia are local governments incorporated by the province. In total, there are 161 municipalities in the province. They range from a 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi) village with 125 people to a city of 603,502 people. A municipality is created to allow a community to govern itself and to provide and regulate local services. These services typically include, but are not limited to, the provision of drinking water, sewers, roads, fire protection, street lights, garbage/recycling collection, land use planning, building inspection, and parks.

Municipal status[edit]

Within their limited jurisdictions, municipalities are autonomous, responsible and accountable to their citizens, to the province and their future residents in the case for the unpopulated Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality.[1] Their powers and responsibilities are regulated through the Local Government Act of British Columbia,[2] 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.[3]

Municipalities are governed by a mayor and council who are democratically elected on the third Saturday of November every three years, or appointed by the province such as the council for Jumbo Glacier.[1] The most recent municipal election occurred on November 19, 2011; the next one will take place on November 15, 2014. 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.[3]

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. In the case of Jumbo Glacier, a request to incorporate the unpopulated municipality was submitted by the Regional District of East Kootenay.[1] 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 less 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 less than 5 persons per hectare then is it designated a district municipality. There have been 5 other designations granted: an Indian government district granted to Sechelt Indian Government District; an island municipality granted to Bowen Island; a mountain resort municipality granted to Sun Peaks and Jumbo Glacier; a regional municipality granted to Northern Rockies Regional Municipality; and a resort municipality granted to Whistler. 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.[3]

Lists by municipal status[edit]

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Cities[edit]

Cities of British Columbia
Name Regional district[4] Incorporation
date (city)[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Abbotsford[a] Fraser Valley December 12, 1995 133,497 124,258 7.4 375.55 355.5
Armstrong North Okanagan March 31, 1913 4,815 4,241 13.5 5.19 928
Burnaby Greater Vancouver September 22, 1892 223,218 202,799 10.1 90.61 2,463.5
Campbell River Strathcona June 24, 1947 31,186 29,572 5.5 143.12 217.9
Castlegar Central Kootenay January 1, 1974 7,816 7,259 7.7 19.58 399.3
Chilliwack Fraser Valley April 26, 1873 77,936 69,217 12.6 261.5 298
Colwood Capital June 24, 1985 16,093 14,687 9.6 17.66 911.2
Coquitlam Greater Vancouver July 25, 1891 126,840[6] 114,565 10.7 122.3 1,037.1
Courtenay Comox Valley January 1, 1915 24,099 22,021 9.4 29.38 820.2
Cranbrook East Kootenay November 1, 1905 19,319 18,329 5.4 31.95 604.7
Dawson Creek Peace River May 26, 1936 11,583 10,994 5.4 24.37 475.4
Duncan[b] Cowichan Valley March 4, 1912 4,932 4,986 −1.1 2.07 2,381.7
Enderby North Okanagan March 1, 1905 2,932 2,828 3.7 4.26 687.7
Fernie East Kootenay July 28, 1904 4,448 4,217 5.5 14.83 299.8
Fort St. John Peace River December 31, 1947 18,609 17,402 6.9 22.69 820.2
Grand Forks Kootenay Boundary April 15, 1897 3,985 4,036 −1.3 10.43 382
Greenwood[c] Kootenay Boundary July 12, 1897 708 625 13.3 2.42 292.7
Kamloops Thompson-Nicola October 17, 1967 85,678 80,376 6.6 299.23 286.3
Kelowna[d] Central Okanagan May 4, 1905 117,312 107,035 9.6 211.82 553.8
Kimberley East Kootenay March 29, 1944 6,652 6,139 8.4 60.62 109.7
Langford Capital December 8, 1992 29,228 22,459 30.1 39.94 731.9
Langley Greater Vancouver March 15, 1955 25,081 23,606 6.2 10.22 2,454.6
Merritt Thompson-Nicola April 1, 1911 7,113 6,998 1.6 24.82 286.6
Nanaimo Nanaimo December 24, 1874 83,810 78,692 6.5 91.3 918
Nelson Central Kootenay March 18, 1897 10,230 9,258 10.5 11.93 857.7
New Westminster[e] Greater Vancouver July 16, 1860 65,976 58,549 12.7 15.63 4,222.2
North Vancouver Greater Vancouver August 10, 1891 48,196 45,165 6.7 11.83 4,073.8
Parksville Nanaimo June 19, 1945 11,977 10,993 9 14.44 829.6
Penticton Okanagan-Similkameen January 1, 1909 32,877 31,909 3 42.1 780.9
Pitt Meadows Greater Vancouver April 25, 1914 17,736 15,623 13.5 86.51 205
Port Alberni Alberni-Clayoquot October 28, 1967 17,743 17,548 1.1 19.76 897.9
Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver March 7, 1913 55,958[6] 52,687 6.2 29.17 1,918.3
Port Moody Greater Vancouver March 11, 1913 32,975 27,512 19.9 25.89 1,273.8
Powell River Powell River October 15, 1955 13,165 12,957 1.6 28.91 455.3
Prince George Fraser-Fort George March 6, 1915 71,974 70,981 1.4 318.26 226.1
Prince Rupert Skeena-Queen Charlotte March 10, 1910 12,508 12,815 −2.4 54.93 227.7
Quesnel Cariboo March 21, 1928 10,007 9,326 7.3 35.38 282.8
Revelstoke Columbia Shuswap March 1, 1899 7,139 7,230 −1.3 40.76 175.1
Richmond Greater Vancouver November 10, 1879 190,473 174,461 9.2 129.27 1,473.5
Rossland Kootenay Boundary March 18, 1897 3,556 3,278 8.5 59.79 59.5
Salmon Arm Columbia Shuswap May 15, 1905 17,464 16,012 9.1 155.28 112.5
Surrey Greater Vancouver November 10, 1879 468,251 394,976 18.6 316.41 1,479.9
Terrace Kitimat-Stikine December 31, 1927 11,486 11,320 1.5 57.36 200.3
Trail Kootenay Boundary June 14, 1901 7,681 7,237 6.1 34.93 219.9
Vancouver[f] Greater Vancouver April 6, 1886 603,502 578,041 4.4 114.97 5,249.1
Vernon North Okanagan December 30, 1892 38,150 35,979 6 95.76 398.4
Victoria[g] Capital August 2, 1862 80,017 78,057 2.5 19.47 4,109.4
White Rock Greater Vancouver April 15, 1957 19,339 18,755 3.1 5.13 3,773.5
Williams Lake Cariboo March 15, 1929 10,832 10,744 0.8 33.13 327
Total cities 2,926,102 2,688,754 8.8 3,672.86 796.7

District municipalities[edit]

District municipalities of British Columbia
District
municipality
Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
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[6] 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[h] 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[i] 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
Total district
municipalities
847,779 806,277 5.1 7,678.14 110.4

Indian government districts[edit]

British Columbia's lone Indian government district is a municipality governing the Sechelt Indian Band lands that comprise 33 different parts,[9] all of which were formerly Indian reserves.[citation needed]

Indian government districts of British Columbia
Indian government
district
Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
Sechelt Indian Government District (Powell River portion) 22 17 29.4 0.24 90.5 Powell River Regional District
Sechelt Indian Government District (Sunshine Coast portions) 797 827 −3.6 10.8 73.8 Sunshine Coast Regional District
Sechelt Indian Government District (total) Sechelt Indian Government, District March 17, 1988 819 844 −3.0 11.04 74.2 Powell River and Sunshine Coast

Island municipalities[edit]

Island municipalities of British Columbia
Island
municipality
Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
Bowen Island Bowen Island, Municipality December 4, 1999 3,402 3,362 1.2 50.14 67.9 Greater Vancouver Regional District

Mountain resort municipalities[edit]

Mountain resort municipalities of British Columbia
Mountain resort
municipality
Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
Jumbo Glacier Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality[10] February 19, 2013[1] Regional District of East Kootenay
Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality[11] June 3, 2010 371 426 −12.9 40.86 9.1 Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Regional municipalities[edit]

Regional municipalities of British Columbia
Regional
municipality
Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
Northern Rockies Northern Rockies Regional Municipality February 6, 2009 5,290[6] 5,702 −7.2 85,014.52 0.1 Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Resort municipalities[edit]

Resort municipalities of British Columbia
Resort
municipality
Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
Whistler Whistler, Resort Municipality of September 6, 1975 9,824 9,248 6.2 240.4 40.9 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

Towns[edit]

Towns of British Columbia
Name Regional district[4] Incorporation
date (town)[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Comox Comox Valley January 14, 1946 13,627 12,385 10 16.74 814.3
Creston Central Kootenay May 14, 1924 5,306 4,826 9.9 8.47 626.8
Gibsons Sunshine Coast March 4, 1929 4,437 4,182 6.1 4.29 1,033.4
Golden Columbia Shuswap June 26, 1957 3,701 3,811 −2.9 11.41 324.4
Ladysmith Cowichan Valley June 3, 1904 7,921 7,538 5.1 11.99 660.6
Lake Cowichan Cowichan Valley August 19, 1944 2,974 3,012 −1.3 8.05 369.6
Oliver Okanagan-Similkameen December 31, 1945 4,824 4,395 9.8 5.5 877.1
Osoyoos Okanagan-Similkameen January 14, 1946 4,845 4,752 2 8.56 566.3
Port McNeill Mount Waddington February 18, 1966 2,505 2,623 −4.5 13.77 181.9
Princeton Okanagan-Similkameen September 11, 1951 2,724 2,780 −2 10.47 260.2
Qualicum Beach Nanaimo May 5, 1942 8,687 8,502 2.2 17.98 483.2
Sidney Capital September 30, 1952 11,178 11,315 −1.2 5.12 2,183.6
Smithers Bulkley-Nechako October 6, 1921 5,404 5,217 3.6 15.27 353.8
View Royal Capital December 5, 1988 9,381 8,768 7 14.36 653.3
Total towns 87,514 84,106 4.1 151.98 575.8

Villages[edit]

Villages of British Columbia
Village Corporate
name[4]
Incorporation
date[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2006)[5]
Change
(%)[5]
Area
(km²)[5]
Population
density[5]
Regional
district
[4]
Alert Bay Alert Bay, The Corporation of the Village of January 14, 1946 445 456 −2.4 1.73 257.3 Regional District of Mount Waddington
Anmore Anmore, Village of December 7, 1987 2,092 1,785 17.2 28.24 74.1 Greater Vancouver Regional District
Ashcroft Ashcroft, The Corporation of the Village of June 27, 1952 1,628 1,664 −2.2 50.9 32 Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Belcarra Belcarra, Village of August 22, 1979 644 676 −4.7 5.5 117.1 Greater Vancouver Regional District
Burns Lake Burns Lake, The Corporation of the Village of December 6, 1923 2,029 2,107 −3.7 6.59 307.7 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Cache Creek Cache Creek, Village of November 28, 1967 1,040 1,037 0.3 10.25 101.5 Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Canal Flats Canal Flats, Village of June 29, 2004 715 700 2.1 10.86 65.8 Regional District of East Kootenay
Chase Chase, Village of April 22, 1969 2,495 2,409 3.6 3.77 662.5 Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Clinton Clinton, Village of July 16, 1963 636 598 6.4 7.89 80.6 Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Cumberland Cumberland, The Corporation of the Village of January 1, 1898 3,398 2,762 23 29 117.2 Comox Valley Regional District
Fraser Lake Fraser Lake, Village of September 27, 1966 1,167 1,113 4.9 4.07 286.9 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Fruitvale Fruitvale, The Corporation of the Village of November 4, 1952 2,016 1,952 3.3 2.71 745.3 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Gold River Gold River, Village of August 26, 1965 1,267 1,362 −7 10.78 117.5 Strathcona Regional District
Granisle[j] Granisle, Village of June 29, 1971 303 364 −16.8 41.86 7.2 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Harrison Hot Springs Harrison Hot Springs, Village of May 27, 1949 1,468 1,573 −6.7 5.57 263.5 Fraser Valley Regional District
Hazelton Hazelton, The Corporation of the Village of February 15, 1956 270 293 −7.8 2.8 96.5 Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Kaslo Kaslo, Village of August 14, 1893 1,026 1,072 −4.3 2.48 413.6 Regional District of Central Kootenay
Keremeos Keremeos, The Corporation of the Village of October 30, 1956 1,330 1,289 3.2 2.09 635.4 Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Lions Bay Lions Bay, Village of December 17, 1970 1,318 1,328 −0.8 2.53 520.2 Greater Vancouver Regional District
Lumby Lumby, The Corporation of the Village of December 20, 1955 1,731 1,634 5.9 5.74 301.6 Regional District of North Okanagan
Lytton Lytton, The Corporation of the Village of May 3, 1945 228 235 −3 6.54 34.8 Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Masset Masset, Village of May 11, 1961 884 940 −6 20.61 42.9 Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District
McBride McBride, The Corporation of the Village of April 7, 1932 586 660 −11.2 4.64 126.4 Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
Midway Midway, Village of May 25, 1967 674 621 8.5 12.24 55 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Montrose Montrose, The Corporation of the Village of June 22, 1956 1,030 1,012 1.8 1.46 704.6 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Nakusp Nakusp, Village of November 24, 1964 1,569 1,524 3 8.05 194.8 Regional District of Central Kootenay
New Denver New Denver, The Corporation of the Village of January 12, 1929 504 512 −1.6 0.87 579.6 Regional District of Central Kootenay
Pemberton Pemberton, Village of July 20, 1956 2,369 2,192 8.1 10.89 217.5 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Port Alice Port Alice, Village of June 16, 1965 805 821 −1.9 7.04 114.4 Regional District of Mount Waddington
Port Clements Port Clements, Village of December 31, 1975 378 440 −14.1 13.04 29 Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District
Pouce Coupe Pouce Coupe, The Corporation of the Village of January 6, 1932 738 739 −0.1 2.06 358.5 Peace River Regional District
Queen Charlotte Queen Charlotte, Village of December 5, 2005 944 948 −0.4 35.62 26.5 Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District
Radium Hot Springs Radium Hot Springs, Village of December 10, 1990 777 735 5.7 6.34 122.5 Regional District of East Kootenay
Salmo Salmo, The Corporation of the Village of October 30, 1946 1,139 1,007 13.1 2.44 466.2 Regional District of Central Kootenay
Sayward Sayward, Village of June 27, 1968 317 341 −7 4.51 70.3 Strathcona Regional District
Silverton Silverton, The Corporation of the Village of May 6, 1930 195 185 5.4 0.35 550.5 Regional District of Central Kootenay
Slocan Slocan, Village of June 1, 1901 296 314 −5.7 0.78 381.7 Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tahsis Tahsis, Village of June 17, 1970 316 366 −13.7 5.26 60 Strathcona Regional District
Telkwa Telkwa, The Corporation of the Village of July 18, 1952 1,350 1,295 4.2 7.04 191.9 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Valemount Valemount, Village of December 13, 1962 1,020 1,018 0.2 5.17 197.4 Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
Warfield Warfield, The Corporation of the Village of December 8, 1952 1,700 1,729 −1.7 1.89 900.7 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Zeballos Zeballos, The Corporation of the Village of June 27, 1952 125 189 −33.9 1.56 80.3 Strathcona Regional District
Total villages 44,962 43,997 2.2 393.76 114.2  

Former municipalities[edit]

Communities in British Columbia that once held their own municipal status include Aennofield, Alberni, Brocklehurst, Chapman Camp, Chilliwhack, Cranberry Lake, Dufferin, Fort Nelson, Fraser Mills, Glenmore, Guisachan, Kinnaird, Marysville, Matsqui, Mission City, Natal, North Kamloops, Phoenix, Point Grey, Sandon, South Fort George, South Vancouver, Sumas, Tadanac, Valleyview and Westview.[13][14][15][16] The majority of these former municipalities ceased to exist as a result of amalgamation with or annexation by another municipality.[13][14] Others, such as Phoenix and Sandon,[15][16] were dissolved from their municipal status as a result of population decline.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Abbotsford is British Columbia's largest city by area and is its newest city, incorporated on December 12, 1995. It also forms part of the Abbotsford - Mission census metropolitan area (CMA).
  2. ^ Duncan is British Columbia's smallest city by area.
  3. ^ Greenwood is British Columbia's and Canada's smallest city by population.
  4. ^ The Kelowna CMA is formed around the City of Kelowna.
  5. ^ New Westminster was British Columbia's first city, incorporated July 16, 1860.
  6. ^ Vancouver is Canada's eighth-largest city and British Columbia's largest city by population. The Vancouver CMA includes the cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver and White Rock.
  7. ^ Victoria is British Columbia's capital. The Victoria CMA includes the cities of Colwood, Langford and Victoria.
  8. ^ Incorporated in 1981, Tumbler Ridge was developed as a company town by Denison Mines, Teck Corporation and the Japanese Steel Industry in cooperation with the Government of British Columbia.[7]
  9. ^ Wells was originally founded as a company town for the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine.[8]
  10. ^ Granisle was originally founded as a company town by Granisle Copper Ltd. prior to its incorporation in 1971.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jumbo becomes mountain resort municipality". Government of British Columbia. November 20, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ British Columbia Queens Printer (1996). "Local Government Act". Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
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