List of metropolitan areas in British Columbia

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The table below lists the census metropolitan areas and agglomerations in British Columbia by population, using data from the Canada 2011 Census.[1] Each entry is identified as a census metropolitan area (CMA) or a census agglomeration (CA) as defined by Statistics Canada. Any other census subdivision that comprises at least 10 percent of the CMA or CA population is listed in parentheses.[2]

A city's metropolitan area in colloquial or administrative terms may be different from its CMA as defined by Statistics Canada, resulting in differing populations. Such is the case with the Greater Toronto Area and the National Capital Region, in the separate provinces of Ontario, where their metropolitan populations are notably higher than their respective CMA populations. Statistics Canada listed 19 CMAs and CAs at the Canada 2011 Census.

Metropolitan areas[edit]

Rank
(2011)
Rank
(2006)
Geographic name Type Region Regional district Population
(2011)
Population
(2006)
Change
1 1 Vancouver CMA Lower Mainland Greater Vancouver 2,313,328 2,116,581 9.3
2 2 Victoria CMA Vancouver Island Capital 344,615 330,088 4.4
3 3 Kelowna CMA Thomson-Okanagan Central Okanagan 179,839 162,276 10.8
4 4 Abbotsford CMA Lower Mainland Fraser Valley 170,191 159,020 7
5 5 Kamloops CA Thomson-Okanagan Thompson-Nicola 98,754 92,797 6.4
6 6 Nanaimo CA Vancouver Island Nanaimo 98,021 92,361 6.1
7 8 Chilliwack CA Lower Mainland Fraser Valley 92,308 82,465 11.9
8 7 Prince George CA Cariboo Fraser-Fort George 84,232 83,225 1.2
9 9 Vernon CA Thomson-Okanagan North Okanagan 58,584 55,418 5.7
10 10 Courtenay CA Vancouver Island Comox Valley 55,213 51,383 7.5
11 11 Duncan CA Vancouver Island Cowichan Valley 43,252 41,387 4.5
12 12 Penticton CA Thomson-Okanagan Okanagan-Similkameen 42,361 41,303 2.6
13 13 Campbell River CA Vancouver Island Strathcona 36,096 34,707 4
14 14 Parksville CA Vancouver Island Nanaimo 27,822 26,518 4.9
15 15 Fort St. John CA Peace-North Peace River 26,380 25,136 4.9
16 16 Port Alberni CA Vancouver Island Alberni-Clayoquot 25,465 25,343 0.5
17 17 Williams Lake CA Cariboo Cariboo 18,490 18,760 –1.4
18 18 Salmon Arm CA Cariboo Columbia-Shuswap 17,683 16,205 9.1
19 19 Squamish CA Sunshine Coast Squamish-Lillooet 17,479 15,256 14.6
20 20 Powell River CA Sunshine Coast Powell River 16,689 16,537 0.9
21 21 Terrace CA North Coast Kitimat-Stikine 15,569 15,420 1
22 22 Prince Rupert CA North Coast Skeena-Queen Charlotte 13,052 13,392 –2.5
23 23 Dawson Creek CA Peace-North Peace River 11,583 10,994 5.4

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