VANCOUVER, city, pop 662,248 (2021), is the largest city in BC; Greater Vancouver, which includes the surrounding communities (pop 2,606,000), is the third largest urban area in Canada (see GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT). Located on a peninsula in the southwest corner of the province, Vancouver occupies 113 sq km of land bounded by BURRARD INLET to the north, GEORGIA STRAIT to the west and the FRASER R to the south. The snow-capped COAST MTS north of the city contribute to a dramatically...

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