List of communities in British Columbia

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Communities in the province of British Columbia, Canada can include incorporated municipalities, Indian reserves, unincorporated communities or localities. Unincorporated communities can be further classified as recreational or urban.[1]

Indian reserves[edit]

Indian Reserves are administered under a separate legal designation from other communities. Under the division of powers in Canadian law - First Nations (formally and still legally defined as Indians) fall under federal jurisdiction, while non-Aboriginal communities are part of a separate system that is largely the responsibility of the Provinces.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Communities[edit]

A community in British Columbia is an "unincorporated populated place".[5] British Columbia has 889 communities,[1] some of which are located within municipalities or Indian reserves.

Recreational communities[edit]

A recreational community in British Columbia is an "unincorporated place with seasonal or year-round services, accommodation and amenities associated primarily with recreational or leisure activities".[5] British Columbia has 11 communities that are classified as recreational communities.[1]

Urban communities[edit]

An urban community in British Columbia is a "separately named area within the limits of an incorporated municipality".[5] British Columbia has 10 communities that are classified as urban communities.[1]

Localities[edit]

A locality in British Columbia is a "named place or area, with or without a scattered population".[5] British Columbia has 556 localities, not including those that have been abandoned or are classified as former localities.[1]

Abandoned localities[edit]

An abandoned locality in British Columbia is a "previously populated place with no current population; often a modern landmark in a remote location".[5] British Columbia has 18 localities that are considered abandoned.[1]

Former localities[edit]

A former locality in British Columbia is a "once-populated place with no current population or that is usually uninhabited".[5] British Columbia recognizes eight places as former localities.[1]

Landings[edit]

"Landings", formerly classed as "steamer landings" are found along coastal BC an on certain inland waterways and lakes. They were often associated with mining and logging camps or fish canneries, or local agricultural settlements.

Company towns[edit]

Company towns were once common in British Columbia. Many were large, but never had municipal government and were largely located on company-owned land. A few such as Granisle, Tumbler Ridge and Wells became municipalities, while others have become ghost towns. Among the largest were Anyox, Bralorne, Ocean Falls, Cassiar, Gold Harbour (Tasu) and Kitsault.

See also[edit]

Communities in Canada's provinces and territories

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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