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Cities in BC

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British Columbia is home to 52 cities and plenty of smaller communities as well. The well-known cities in BC are Vancouver and Victoria. Typically a community needs to have 5000 residents in order to become a city, but there are other ways to actually get a city designation. If you are looking for information on cities in BC, they are listed below, mostly in order from largest to smallest, with a few other communities in British Columbia added in as well.

Abbotsford

Armstrong

Burnaby

Campbell River

Castlegar

Chiliwack

Colwood

Coquitlam

Courtney

Cranbrook

Dawson Creek

Delta

Duncan

Enderby

Fernie

Fort St. John

Grand Forks

Greenwood

Kamloops (Related Posts: How to get from Kamloops to Vancouver)

Kelowna

Kimberly

Langford

Langley

Maple Ridge

Merritt

Mission

Nanaimo

Nelson

New Westminister

North Vancouver

Parksville

Penticton

Pitt Meadows

Port Alberni

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

Powell River

Prince George

Prince Rupert

Quesnel

Revelstoke

Richmond

Rossland

Salmon Arm

Surrey

Terrace

Trail

Vancouver

Vernon

West Kelowna

White Rock

Williams Lake

Municipalities and Regional Districts in BC

There are currently 162 municipalities, ranging in population from just over 100 to over 630,000 people. An example would be the Township of Langley (which is different than the City of Langley).

Municipalities can be classified as either a town, village, district or city depending on the size of their population and geographic area. An older classification, township, is still referenced in the names of some municipalities; townships are currently classified as districts.

Tofino and Whistler are examples of Municipalities in BC.

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