List of villages in British Columbia
A village 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 village by letters patent, under 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% voted in favour of the proposed incorporation.
British Columbia has 42 villages that had a cumulative population of 44,962 and an average population of 1,070 in the 2011 Census. British Columbia's largest and smallest villages are Cumberland and Zeballos with populations of 3,398 and 125 respectively.
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 on December 5, 2005.
|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[a]||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|
Fort Nelson held village status between April 8, 1971 and October 31, 1987, after which it was classified as a town before ultimately amalgamating with the Northern Rockies Regional District on February 6, 2009 to form the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.
Kinnaird held village status between December 6, 1951 and August 5, 1967, after which it was classified as a town before ultimately amalgamating with the Town of Castlegar on January 1, 1974 to form the City of Castlegar.
Mission City held village status between December 12, 1939 and January 1, 1958, after which it was classified as a town before ultimately amalgamating with the District of Mission on November 1, 1969.
Town status eligibility
As of the 2011 Census, one of the above villages – Cumberland – meets the requirement of having a population greater than 2,500 to incorporate as a town.
- List of communities in British Columbia
- List of municipalities in British Columbia
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