Greater Vancouver Postal Code Forward Sortation Areas Map

This map of Greater Vancouver shows postal code forward sortation areas overlaid on a road map. Ideal for planning of deliveries, home services, sales territories, real estate and much more. Base map features include all roads with major roads and highways labelled; neighbourhood names; railways; and high level land use such as parks and recreation areas, industrial areas and hospital campuses.

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Greater Vancouver Postal Code Map

This map of Greater Vancouver by MapSherpa shows postal code forward sortation areas overlaid on a road map. Ideal for planning of deliveries, home services, sales territories, real estate and much more. Base map features include all roads with major roads and highways labeled; neighborhood names; railways; and high-level land use such as parks and recreation areas, industrial areas and hospital campuses.

About Greater Vancouver

The Greater Vancouver region is the main metropolitan area with its major urban center being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The term Greater Vancouver roughly covers the same area as the geographic area governed by the Metro Vancouver Regional District, though it predates the 1966 creation of the regional district. It also includes the areas beyond the boundaries of the regional district but does not generally include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district.

Geography

When it comes to geography, the region is a part of the Lower Mainland, which is one of the British Columbia’s three main geospatial divisions, and overlaps with the Lower Fraser Valley, with the Central and Upper Fraser Valley areas to the east being in the Fraser Valley Regional District. It occupies the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia and comprises roughly the western half of the Lower Mainland and sits astride the lower reaches of the Fraser River and both banks of Burrard Inlet.

Demographics

According to the 2016 Census, a population of 2,463,431 was calculated in the Greater Vancouver region. Among the visible minority group, there were: South Asian (12%), Chinese (19.6%), Black (1.2%), Filipino 123,170 (5.1%), Latin American (1.4%), Arab (0.7%), Southeast Asian (1.9%),West Asian (1.9%), Korean (2.2%), Japanese (1.2%), Visible minority, n.i.e.(0.3%), Multiple visible minorities (1.5%), European Canadian (48.6%), and Aboriginal group (2.5%).

Postal Codes

Canadian provincial and territorial postal abbreviations are used by Canada Post in a code system that consists of two capital letters, to represent the 13 provinces and territories on addressed mail. These abbreviations allow automated sorting. Postal Codes in Vancouver start with the letter V and the initial section in the address looks like V6A, V3W, V3J, V3Y, V5R 6H2, V5K 2N5, V5K 1W7, etc.

These abbreviations are not the source of letters in Canadian postal codes, which are assigned by Canada Post on a different basis than these abbreviations. While postal codes are also used for sorting, they allow extensive regional sorting. Also, several provinces have postal codes that begin with different letters.

By the early 1960s, all the other cities in Canada had been divided into postal zones, including Quebec, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver as well as Toronto and Montreal. For example, an address in Vancouver would read as 905 Robson Street, Vancouver 1, B.C. By the end of the 1960s, the Post Office began implementing a three-digit zone number scheme in major cities to replace the existing one and two-digit zone numbers, starting in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.


You can also view the North Vancouver Postal Codes (ZIP Code) Map, Downtown Vancouver Postal Code Map.
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