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Vancouver Island/Coast Region

Population:734,860 (2004 Population Estimate from BC Stats)
Economy:Tourism, logging, forest products manufacturing, commercial fishing, aquaculture, public administration, education services, information technology.

The Golden Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Revelstoke Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Sicamous The Salmon Arm Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Armstrong The Vernon Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Coldstream and rural areas. Spallumcheen The Kamloops Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Logan Lake and rural areas. Chase Cache Creek Ashcroft Lumby The Merritt Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Kelowna Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Lake Country and Peachland and rural areas. Summerland The Penticton Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Oliver Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Osoyoos Enderby Princeton Keremeos The Fort Nelson Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Fort St. John Chetwynd The Dawson Creek Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Pouce Coupe and rural areas. Tumbler Ridge Hudson's Hope Taylor The Whistler Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Pemberton and rural areas. The Squamish Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Sechelt Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Greater Vancouver Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, Delta, Langely Township, North Vancouver District, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver City, West Vancouver, Port Moody, Langely City, White Rock, Pitt Meadows, Bowen Island, Anmore, Lions Bay, Belcarra and rural areas. The Abbotsford-Mission Area profile includes the communities of Abbotsford, Mission and surrounding rural areas. The Chilliwack Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Hope Gibsons Lillooet Harrison Hot Springs Kent The Terrace Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Kitimat The Prince Rupert Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Port Edward and rural areas. The Smithers Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Telkwa Vanderhoof Burns Lake Houston Fraser Lake Mackenzie The Prince George Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Williams Lake Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Quesnel Area profile includes surrounding the communities of Wells and rural areas. The 100 Mile House Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. Valemount The Kimberley Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Cranbrok Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Nelson Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Castlegar Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Trail Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Rossland, Fruitvale, Warfield, Montrose and rural areas. Fernie The Creston Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Grand Forks Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Grand Forks Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community.-Salmo Sparwood Elkford Invermere Nakusp Kaslo Port Hardy The Campbell River Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Comox Valley Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and rural areas. The Powell River Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Port Alberni Area profile includes rural areas surrounding the community. The Parksville-Qualicum profile includes the surrounding communities of Parksville, Qualicum and rural areas. The Nanaimo Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Lantzville and rural areas. Ladysmith The Duncan Area profile includes the surrounding communities of North Cowichan and rural areas. Lake Cowichan The Greater Victoria Area profile includes the surrounding communities of Saanich, Victoria, Langford, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Central Saanich, Colwood, Sidney, North Saanich, Sooke, View Royal, Metchosin, Highlands and rural areas. Port McNeil Ucluelet Tofino Gold River Port Alice

Economic Regions
Vancouver Island/Coast | Cariboo | Mainland/Southwest | Northeast

Thompson/Okanagan | Nechako | Kootenay | North Coast



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Region Community Listings

By Population   Alphabetically  

Population 100,000 and Over
Greater Victoria331,491
Saanich109,639
Victoria77,538
Langford20,901
Oak Bay18,357
Esquimalt17,038
Central Saanich16,451
Colwood14,825
Sidney11,495
North Saanich11,103
Sooke9,730
View Royal8,045
Metchosin5,272
Highlands1,962
Rural Areas9,135

Population 30,000 - 99,999
Nanaimo Area90,988
Nanaimo78,271
Lantzville3,763
Rural Areas8,954
Comox Valley Area60,044
Courtenay21,064
Comox12,394
Cumberland2,760
Rural Areas23,826
Duncan Area41,549
North Cowichan28,065
Duncan4,871
Rural Areas8,613
Campbell River Area35,737
Campbell River30,170
Rural Areas5,567

Population 10,000 - 29,999
Port Alberni Area26,569
Port Alberni18,490
Rural Areas8,079
Parksville-Qualicum Area25,696
Parksville11,245
Qualicum Beach7,383
Rural Areas7,068
Powell River Area19,232
Powell River13,680
Rural Areas5,552

Population 5,000 - 9,999
Ladysmith7,111

Population less then 5,000
Port Hardy4,581
Lake Cowichan2,978
Port McNeill2,900
Ucluelet1,847
Tofino1,711
Gold River1,429
Port Alice1,203


Source: 2004 BC Stats Population Estimates.