Metro Vancouver facts for kids
Metro Vancouver is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. It was created in 1966. For 40 years it was called "The Greater Vancouver Regional District", but now it is called "Metro Vancouver".
The regional district includes 22 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation. The district covers 2,877.36 square kilometres (1,111 square miles). Metro Vancouver administers several services common to the local government units, such as utilities.
About half of households in Metro Vancouver live in strata-titled properties.
This regional district comprises 23 local authorities as members: 21 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation.
|Metro Vancouver members|
|Member||Census subdivision type||2016 population||2011 population||Growth Rate
|North Vancouver||District municipality||85,935||84,412||1.80%|
|West Vancouver||District municipality||42,473||42,694||-0.52%|
|Electoral Area A||Regional district electoral area||16,133||12,988||24.21%|
|Bowen Island||Island municipality||3,680||3,402||8.17%|
|Tsawwassen||Indian reserve (Treaty First Nation)||816||720||13.33%|
|Total Metro Vancouver Regional District||2,463,431||2,313,328||6.49%|
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Metro Vancouver manages the Cleveland Dam, located in the District of North Vancouver. The dam is used to store portions of the Lower Mainland's drinking water.
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