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The Lower Mainland is the name that residents of British Columbia apply to the region surrounding the City of Vancouver. Over 2.5 million people live in the region; sixteen of the province's thirty most populous municipalities are located there [1] Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...


While the term Lower Mainland has been recorded from the earliest period of non-native settlement in British Columbia, it has never been officially defined in legal terms. However, the term has historically been in popular usage for over a century to describe a region that extends from Horseshoe Bay south to the U.S. boundary and east to Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley.[2] Horseshoe Bay is a small village area within the city of West Vancouver. ... Hope, British Columbia is a community in the province of British Columbia, in Canada, of approximately about 7,000 people located on the banks of the Fraser River and the Coquihalla Rivers, about 200 km Northeast of Vancouver. ... Fraser Valley is the section of the Fraser River basin in southwestern British Columbia downstream of the Fraser Canyon. ...

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Lower Mainland Ecoregion

Main article: Lower Mainland Ecoregion

"Lower Mainland" is also the name of an ecoregion — a biogeoclimatic region — that comprises the eastern part of the Georgia Depression and extends from Powell River, British Columbia on the Sunshine Coast to Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley. The Lower Mainland Ecoregion is a part of the Pacific Maritime Ecozone [3] The provincial Ministry of Environment bases its Lower Mainland Region on this ecoregion, rather than on the traditional Lower Mainland alone. The Lower Mainland Ecoregion is the name of a geoclimatic region that comprises the eastern part of the Georgia Depression and extends from Powell River, British Columbia on the Sunshine Coast to Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley. ... An ecoregion is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ... The Georgia Depression is an ecoprovince comprising southeastern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Canada having a population of about 3. ... Powell River, British Columbia is a large paper mill town on the south mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada, on the shore of the Strait of Georgia. ... The Sunshine Coast is a region of the southern mainland coast of British Columbia, on the eastern shore of the Strait of Georgia, and just northwest of Greater Vancouver. ... Hope, British Columbia is a community in the province of British Columbia, in Canada, of approximately about 7,000 people located on the banks of the Fraser River and the Coquihalla Rivers, about 200 km Northeast of Vancouver. ... Fraser Valley is the section of the Fraser River basin in southwestern British Columbia downstream of the Fraser Canyon. ...


Regional Districts and First Nations territories

Today, the Lower Mainland includes two Regional Districts: The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), and the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ...


The Greater Vancouver Regional District is made up of 21 municipalities: Anmore, Belcarra, Bowen Island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley City, Langley Township, Lions Bay, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and White Rock. The Greater Vancouver Regional District is bordered on the west by the Strait of Georgia, to the north by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, on the east by the Fraser Valley Regional District, and to the south by Whatcom County, Washington in the United States. The traditional territories of the Musqueam and Tsleil'waututh lie completely within the GVRD; the southern portion of Squamish First Nation traditional territory is also in the GRVD — its claims overlap those of the Tsleil-waututh and Musqueam (and also, therefore, the Sto:lo). Anmore, British Columbia, is a small community in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, north of the city of Port Moody and along the shores of the Indian Arm. ... Categories: British Columbia communities | Stub ... Bowen Island lies near Vancouver, British Columbia in Howe Sound on the Sunshine Coast. ... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (49°16′N 122°58′W), is a city immediately east of Vancouver. ... Member of Parliament James Moore (City Centre / Westwood Plateau) (Conservative) Paul Forseth (Burquitlam) (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Diane Thorne (NDP) Mayor Maxine Wilson Councillors Kent Becker Fin Donnelly Louella Hollington Mae Reid Bill LeClair Barrie Lynch Lou Sekora Population (2005) 113,498 Immigrant Population 39,000 (35%) Languages... Delta is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada. ... Langley is a city east of of Vancouver, located south of the Fraser River in southern British Columbia. ... Mayor Kurt Alberts Councillors Charlie Fox Howie Vickberg Grant Ward Jordan Bateman Steve Ferguson Kim Richter Mel Kositsky Bob Long Population (Estimated) 92,000 Area 303 square kilometres Incorporation Date April 26, 1873 Member of Parliament Mark Warawa (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Mary Polak (BC Liberal Party), Langley... Lions Bay is located north of Vancouver, British Columbia, on Highway 99. ... Maple Ridge is a District Municipality in British Columbia, located east of Vancouver, on the Fraser River. ... Member of Parliament Peter Julian (NDP) Dawn Black (NDP) Member of the Legislative Assembly Chuck Puchmayr (NDP) Mayor Wayne Wright Councillors Jonathan Cote Calvin Donnelly Bill Harper Betty McIntosh Bob Osterman Lorrie Williams Location , Population (2001) 54,656 Immigrant Population 15,025 (28%) Languages English(Official) 78% French(Official) 1... This page refers to the City of North Vancouver, for the surrounding District Municipality please see North Vancouver, British Columbia (district municipality). ... This page refers to the District Municipality of North Vancouver, for the smaller City please see North Vancouver, British Columbia (City) The District of North Vancouver is a District Municipality in British Columbia. ... Pitt Meadows is a District Municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... Member of Parliament James Moore (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Farnworth (NDP) Mayor Scott Young Councillors Mike Bowen Arlene Crowe Mike Forrest Greg Moore Darrell Penner Michael Wright Land Area 28. ... Members of Parliament James Moore (Conservative) Paul Forseth (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Iain Black (Liberal) Mayor Joe Trasolini Councillors Mike Clay Diana Dilworth Bob Elliott Meghan Lahti Karen Rockwell Shannon Watkins School Trustees Keith Watkins Melissa Hyndes Land area 26. ... This page is for the city of Richmond, British Columbia. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = The City of Parks City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canadas Location. ... Vancouver (pronounced ) is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... West Vancouver is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... White Rock Beach with the famous pier. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... Strait of Georgia at sunset The Strait of Georgia (also known as Georgia Strait and the Gulf of Georgia) is a 240 km (150 mi)-long strait between Vancouver Island (as well as its nearby Gulf Islands) and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. ... Squamish-Lillooet is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ... Whatcom County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... (pronounced MUSS-quee-um) also spelled as XmuzkIum pronounced the same. ... The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, also known as the Burrard Band, are a Squamish-speaking people, and are closely related to but politically separate from the nearby reserves of the Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. ... The Squamish First Nation are a major Salishan-speaking people of southwestern British Columbia. ...


The Fraser Valley Regional District is comprised of the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack, the districts of Mission, Kent, and Hope, and the village of Harrison Hot Springs. It also includes a series of electoral areas throughout the Fraser Valley and along the west side of the Fraser Canyon. The traditional territory of the Sto:lo First Nation is partly within this regional district, as is the entirety of the Chehalis First Nation. Sto:lo traditional territory more or less exactly coincides with the traditional conception of the Lower Mainland, except for their inclusion of Yale and Port Douglas, at the head of Harrison Lake. See Abbotsford for other towns with this name Abbotsford ((, )) is a Canadian city, in the Fraser Valley District of British Columbia. ... , Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. ... Mission is a Canadian city, in the province of British Columbia and is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley. ... The District of Kent is a district municipality located about 75 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Hope, British Columbia is a community in the province of British Columbia, in Canada, of approximately about 7,000 people located on the banks of the Fraser River and the Coquihalla Rivers, about 200 km Northeast of Vancouver. ... Harrison Hot Springs is a small community on the southern end of Harrison Lake in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. ... View of Fraser Canyon near Fountain, BC View of Fraser Canyon looking upstream from Fountain, B.C. The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains enroute from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser... Front Street, Yale, British Columbia circa 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. ... Port Douglas, British Columbia is a remote community at the head of Harrison Lake, which is the head of river navigation from the Strait of Georgia. ...


Population

According to the most recent census [1] there were 2,209,080 people living in the communities of the Lower Mainland. This is comprised of:

The population in the Greater Vancouver Regional District is up 8.5% from the 1996 Census figures. For the population of the cities within the GVRD, see Greater Vancouver Regional District#Municipalities The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ...


Government websites for the Lower Mainland

Fraser Valley Regional District: http://www.fvrd.com/index.php

Greater Vancouver Regional District: http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

References

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Subdivisions (Municipalities), 2001 and 1996 Censuses". Accessed 2006-06-08.
  2. ^ Gentilcore, R.L., ed. 1993. Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol II, The Land Transformed 1800-1891. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-3447-0
  3. ^ Environment Canada "Narrative Descriptions of Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecoregions of Canada". Accessed 2006-06-08.
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Regional Districts Alberni-Clayoquot - Bulkley-Nechako - Capital - Cariboo - Central Coast - Central Kootenay - Central Okanagan - Columbia-Shuswap - Comox-Strathcona - Cowichan Valley - East Kootenay - Fraser Valley - Fraser-Fort George - Greater Vancouver - Kitimat-Stikine - Kootenay Boundary - Mount Waddington - Nanaimo - North Okanagan - Northern Rockies - Okanagan-Similkameen - Peace River - Powell River - Skeena-Queen Charlotte - Squamish-Lillooet - Stikine - Sunshine Coast - Thompson-Nicola
Communities over 100,000 Abbotsford - Burnaby - Coquitlam - Delta - Kelowna - Richmond - Saanich - Surrey - Vancouver
70,000-100,000 Chilliwack - Kamloops - Langley Township - Maple Ridge - Nanaimo - District of North Vancouver - Prince George - Victoria
Other major communities Campbell River - Cranbrook - Fort St. John - Mission - New Westminster - City of North Vancouver - Penticton - Port Coquitlam - Port Moody - Vernon

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Lower Mainland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (701 words)
The Lower Mainland Ecoregion is a part of the Pacific Maritime Ecozone
Today, the Lower Mainland includes two Regional Districts: The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), and the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).
Sto:lo traditional territory more or less exactly coincides with the traditional conception of the Lower Mainland, except for their inclusion Port Douglas, at the head of Harrison Lake which is in In-SHUCK-ch territory.
Lower Mainland: Information from Answers.com (702 words)
The Lower Mainland is the name that residents of British Columbia apply to the region surrounding the City of Vancouver.
"Lower Mainland" is also the name of an ecoregion — a biogeoclimatic region — that comprises the eastern part of the Georgia Depression and extends from Powell River, British Columbia on the Sunshine Coast to Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley.
Sto:lo traditional territory more or less exactly coincides with the traditional conception of the Lower Mainland, except for their inclusion of Yale and Port Douglas, at the head of Harrison Lake.
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