Metro Vancouver

Feature Type:Regional District - A division of the province incorporated as a regional district.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: Encompassing Vancouver and surrounding municipalities W of Mission, S of Lions Bay, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°15'00''N, 123°00'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6
Related Maps: 92G/1
92G/2
92G/6
92G/7
92G/8

Origin Notes and History:

In 2007, the Greater Vancouver Regional District Board members voted to restyle the name as "Metro Vancouver" but no incorporation papers or Letters Patent were issued. Link to the regional district's own internet site http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/. Name changed to Metro Vancouver Regional District per OIC 023, 30 January 2017.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office