Are you wondering where Vancouver is located on the map? As one of the most popular places to visit in Canada, it is not surprising that you are looking. While most people all over the world have heard of the city, most do not actually know where Vancouver is located inside of Canada.
Where is Vancouver Canada Located on a Map?
Below you will find a map of the World that gives you an idea of where Vancouver is located on a map. Canada is such a large country, it is understandable to not know where you would find Canada’s third-largest city.
Vancouver is located on the Pacific Ocean, just over 200 kilometers North of Seattle. It is 50 kilometers north of the USA/Canada border. It is located in British Columbia, Canada’s most western province. I have cropped the map below to give you more perspective on where Vancouver is in Canada.
Just across the Georgia Straight (the name of the water between Vancouver and Vancouver Island), you will find Victoria, the capital city of the province of British Columbia. Beyond Vancouver Island, the vast Pacific Ocean stretches around the globe until you reach Asia.
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What is the Population of Vancouver?
Vancouver itself is a large city in size. The 2016 Census recorded just over 630 000 residents of the city itself. However, there are many neighboring cities that make up what is known as Metro Vancouver. The population of Metro Vancouver is 2.46 million people (2016). There will be new numbers when the 2021 Census data is released.
What is There to do in Vancouver?
Vancouver is full of things to do. The most popular time to visit is in the summer, as the weather is warm and pleasant. Typical summer temperatures are in the mid 20s Celcius. I have a post full of things to do in Vancouver.
Most people explore beyond the city and many go farther than the Metro Vancouver area. I have written a post about the best things to do in British Columbia as well.
Who is in Charge of British Columbia?
British Columbia is part of Canada and the Prime Minister is the leader of the country. Figuratively, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state as Canada is part of the Commonwealth.
British Columbia also has a Premier, who is responsible for all matters that relate to the Province. They are the head of the government in British Columbia and lead the other elected members of the provincial government.
What else can I find on UncoveringBC?
You have probably stumbled upon this site from a Google search or maybe Pinterest or even a Facebook post. You can find plenty of information on traveling in British Columbia on this site. Whether it is local tips or how to plan a first time visit to Vancouver or BC, click around, I am sure you will find what you are looking for!
How to get from Vancouver Airport to downtown Vancouver
You could start with a great BC Road trip: Vancouver to Banff
Maybe you want to know where to find the best Vancouver swimming beaches for a summer visit.
How about the best Instagram spots in Vancouver?
Want to know things you can only get in Canada. Start with this post on the best souvenirs from Canada.
Those posts should get you started!
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!