100 Largest Cities in British Columbia, Canada

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After Ontario and Quebec, British Columbia is the third most populous province in Canada. Generally, the population in the country is concentrated in areas close to the United States – Canada border. In fact, the three aforementioned provinces comprise about 75% of the total Canadian population.

Between its 2016 and 2021 censuses, the overall Canadian population grew by 5.24%. However, British Columbia grew by 7.6% during the same period, from 4,648,055 to 5,000,879.

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Vancouver, BC
Rank Population center Population (2021) Population (2016)
Land area (km2)
1 Vancouver 2,426,160 2,268,864 911.64
2 Victoria 363,222 337,235 222.71
3 Kelowna 181,380 160,095 168.92
4 Abbotsford 132,300 122,163 71.2
5 White Rock 109,167 93,811 54.23
6 Nanaimo 106,079 96,415 86.76
7 Kamloops 92,442 85,702 74.35
8 Chilliwack 81,622 73,171 56.02
9 Prince George 67,339 66,315 73.9
10 Vernon 51,896 48,425 51.16
11 Courtenay 48,917 45,314 56.58
12 Campbell River 38,108 35,440 33
13 Penticton 36,893 33,899 25.84
14 Mission 36,193 33,713 27.23
15 Parksville 27,330 25,364 27.45
16 Duncan 24,358 23,559 22.75
17 Tsawwassen 23,940 21,845 14.95
18 Ladner 23,016 22,193 7.38
19 Squamish 22,221 18,902 22.11
20 Port Alberni 21,711 20,910 28.49
21 Fort St. John 21,123 20,026 14.89
22 Cranbrook 20,008 19,641 16.32
23 Salmon Arm 16,065 14,948 20.99
24 Terrace 14,633 14,327 22.19
25 Powell River 13,116 12,389 17.37
26 Aldergrove 13,105 12,126 7.03
27 Trail – Fruitvale 12,863 12,736 21.65
28 Duck Lake 12,725 10,085 24.93
29 Quesnel 12,110 12,196 25.23
30 Williams Lake 11,906 11,702 27.69
31 Prince Rupert 11,814 11,733 7.97
32 Dawson Creek 11,706 11,621 12.34
33 Sooke 11,583 9,936 15.3
34 Nelson 11,198 10,669 7.45
35 Ladysmith 11,194 10,637 13.85
36 Castlegar 10,029 9,592 19.01
37 Whistler 9,974 8,739 11.74
38 Summerland 9,860 9,466 15.83
39 Gibsons 9,603 9,199 14.11
40 Sechelt 9,434 8,993 11.96
41 Revelstoke 7,709 7,067 12.3
42 Shawnigan – Mill Bay 7,285 7,129 14.87
43 Kitimat 6,727 6,822 4.88
44 Oliver 5,708 5,437 5.67
45 Fernie 5,519 4,860 4.49
46 Creston 5,459 5,236 6.04
47 Armstrong 5,323 5,114 5.22
48 Smithers 5,316 5,351 10.46
49 Merritt 5,248 5,321 4.43
50 Peachland 5,006 4,698 9.83
51 Kimberley 4,908 4,679 4.51
52 Osoyoos 4,859 4,537 4.24
53 Aldergrove East 4,496 3,491 2.55
54 Hope 4,434 4,197 5.48
55 Cumberland 4,190 3,600 3.91
56 Grand Forks 4,166 4,100 8.21
57 Chemainus 4,033 3,612 5.82
58 Sparwood 3,990 3,646 8.61
59 Kent 3,936 3,911 4.02
60 Rossland 3,645 3,416 4.01
61 Golden 3,640 3,403 6.12
62 Cobble Hill 3,610 3,580 6.67
63 Port Hardy 3,393 3,643 5.15
64 Invermere 3,340 2,911 3.44
65 Lake Cowichan 3,181 3,089 4.14
66 Enderby 3,028 2,964 4.26
67 Pemberton 2,970 2,269 2.82
68 Mackenzie 2,856 3,262 3.43
69 Princeton 2,826 2,745 4.48
70 Cowichan Bay 2,799 2,557 4.47
71 Fort Nelson 2,611 3,371 5.02
72 Tumbler Ridge 2,389 1,987 2.95
73 Chase 2,377 2,263 2.33
74 Blind Bay 2,369 2,113 4.14
75 Port McNeill 2,234 2,219 2.49
76 Rosedale 2,232 1,894 4.39
77 Tofino 2,217 1,736 5.47
78 Okanagan Falls 2,202 2,167 3.33
79 Burns Lake 2,117 1,942 3.12
80 Houston 2,085 2,126 2.94
81 Sicamous 2,041 1,786 2.63
82 Vanderhoof 1,967 1,979 2.85
83 Ucluelet 1,940 1,613 2.9
84 Rayleigh 1,933 1,951 2.06
85 Roberts Creek 1,927 1,898 4.18
86 Elkford 1,908 1,788 3.07
87 Keremeos 1,791 1,714 2.84
88 One Hundred Mile House 1,706 1,811 2.4
89 Lillooet 1,652 1,570 2.37
90 Harrison Hot Springs 1,552 1,242 1.17
91 Fort St. James 1,497 1,721 3.22
92 Lumby 1,484 1,303 1.14
93 Crofton 1,446 1,373 2.76
94 Miller’s Landing 1,437 1,230 1.91
95 Lions Bay 1,390 1,334 2.53
96 Yarrow 1,378 1,257 3.37
97 Logan Lake 1,356 1,208 0.94
98 Telkwa 1,288 1,160 2.86
99 Barriere 1,273 1,169 3.09
100 Fairwinds 1,207 1,147 2.13
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