Vancouver British Columbia History


City of Vancouver British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°15′N 123°6′W / 49.25°N 123.1°W / 49.25; -123.1
Vancouver British Columbia Country Canada
Vancouver British Columbia Province British Columbia
Vancouver British Columbia Region Lower Mainland
Vancouver British Columbia Regional District Metro Vancouver
Vancouver British Columbia Incorporated 1886
Vancouver British Columbia Government
Vancouver British Columbia - Mayor Gregor Robertson (Vision Vancouver)
Vancouver  British Columbia - City Council
Vancouver British Columbia Area
Vancouver British Columbia  - City 114.67 km2 (44.3 sq mi)
Vancouver British Columbia  - Metro 2,878.52 km2 (1,111.4 sq mi)
Vancouver British Columbia Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Vancouver British Columbia Population (Census 2006)
Vancouver British Columbia  - City 578,041 (Ranked 8th)
Vancouver British Columbia  - Density 5,335/km2 (13,817.6/sq mi)
Vancouver British Columbia  - Urban 2,116,581Metro Vancouver
Vancouver British Columbia - Metro 2,373,612 Lower Mainland
Vancouver British Columbia - Demonym Vancouverite
Vancouver British Columbia Time zone PST (UTC−8)
Vancouver British Columbia  - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Vancouver British Columbia Postal code span V5K to V6Z
Vancouver British Columbia Area code(s) 604, 778
Vancouver British Columbia NTS Map 092G03
Vancouver British Columbia GNBC Code JBRIK

Vancouver Population growth British Columbia:

Vancouver Poplulation in Year Vancouver Population Greater Vancouver
Vancouver BC Population in 1891 13,709 Grater Vancouver Population - 21,887
Vancouver BC Population in 1901 26,133 Grater Vancouver Population - 42,926
Vancouver BC Population in 1911 100,401 Grater Vancouver Population - 164,020
Vancouver BC Population in 1921 117,217 Grater Vancouver Population - 232,597
Vancouver BC Population in 1931 246,593 Grater Vancouver Population - 347,709
Vancouver BC Population in 1941 275,353 Grater Vancouver Population - 393,898
Vancouver BC Population in 1951 344,833 Grater Vancouver Population - 562,462
Vancouver BC Population in 1956 365,844 Grater Vancouver Population - 665,564
Vancouver BC Population in 1961 384,522 Grater Vancouver Population - 790,741
Vancouver BC Population in 1966 410,375 Grater Vancouver Population - 892,853
Vancouver BC Population in 1971 426,256 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,028,334
Vancouver BC Population in 1976 410,188 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,085,242
Vancouver BC Population in 1981 414,281 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,169,831
Vancouver BC Population in 1986 431,147 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,266,152
Vancouver BC Population in 1991 471,644 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,602,590
Vancouver BC Population in 1996 514,008 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,831,665
Vancouver BC Population in 2001 545,671 Grater Vancouver Population - 1,986,965
Vancouver BC Population in 2006 578,041 Grater Vancouver Population - 2,116,581
Vancouver BC Population in 2007 611,869 Grater Vancouver Population - 2,249,725

Vancouver British Columbia Professional sports teams:

Club Sport League Venue
Vancouver BC Canucks Ice hockey National Hockey League General Motors Place
BC Lions Football Canadian Football League BC Place Stadium
Vancouver Canadians Baseball (Single A Short Season) Northwest League Nat Bailey Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Soccer USL First Division (men's)
W-League (women's)
Swangard Stadium
Vancouver BC Giants Ice hockey Western Hockey League Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver BC Titans Basketball International Basketball League Langley Events Centre

Affiliated cities and municipalities In Vancouver British Columbia:

Country City Subdivision Date
Ukraine Odessa Odessa 1944
Japan Yokohama Kanagawa 1965
United Kingdom Edinburgh Scotland 1978
People's Republic of China Guangzhou Guangdong 1985
;USA Los Angeles California 1986

Vancouver History:

Vancouver is a coastal city of British Columbia in Canada. Vancouver is located at the face of the Fraser River. Vancouver is surrounded by the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River.

Vancouver is a place of meeting for the people in thousands of the years ago. People do the business and defrayal in Vancouver city.

At first, An American Merchant Robert Gray is entered into the ‘Vancouver Columbia River’ in May, 1792. Later, British Lieutenant William Broughton and his Captain George Vancouver are discovered 100 miles of land near the river. The Lieutenant William Broughton was named the area ‘Vancouver’ for his captains’ honor.

The American travelers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were camped near the Vancouver riverside on western trip in 1806. Lewis distinguished the area as “the only desired situation for settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.”

Dr. John Mc.Loughlin called the location after ‘Point Vancouver’ on Broughton’s map. Consequently, Fort Vancouver is born in 1825.

Fort Vancouver was the center for all trading in the Pacific Northwest several years. Fort Vancouver is also a center of British dominion above the Oregon Territory.

American authority is widespread the north called the part of the United States in 1846.

American troops are entered and begin Columbia Barracks. Columbia Barracks is provided as military headquarters in the Pacific Northwest, and was called “the City of Columbia” in 1849.

At last, the City of Vancouver is made in 1857.

The first Railway line is started in 1908. The line is going to the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge arrived at Vancouver. A Rail-cum-Road bridge is begun in 1910 and it was finished in 1917.

The Oldest Airport is located and provided its service at Pearson Field in 1905.
The world largest dapper plod mill is constructed for aircraft manufacture in World War I.
Vancouver’s Kaiser Shipyard was constructed in World War II.
The first flight Soviet is landing in the site Pearson Field in 1937.
Major shipbuilding centre is constructed in World War II.
Vancouver city is honored “All-America City” in 1957 and 1987.

Some Historic Facts of Vancouver:

Hudson's Bay Company’s Headquarters is established in 1825. The Oldest living apple tree is planted in Pacific Northwest in 1826. The First sawmill is opened in Pacific Northwest in 1827. The Oldest Public square is located in Pacific Northwest in Esther Short Park in 1855.

The great soldiers are provided their services in Vancouver Barracks. They ware Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Gen. George McClellan, Gen. Philip Sheridan, Gen. O.O. Howard, and Gen. George C. Marshall.