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Below are a list of links for community websites, resources, and additional services.

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Sections in this column:
Educational Institutions
Find a Postal Code
Housing, Landlords and Tenants
Local Municipal Governments
Marriage Info and Vital Statistics
Moving to Canada


Educational Institutions

Vancouver School Board (VSB) outside link

VSB - Adult and Continuing Education outside link

University of British Columbia (UBC) outside link

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre (SFU) outside link

Simon Fraser University outside link

Vancouver Community College (VCC) outside link

Langara College outside link

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design outside link

British Columbia Institute of Technology - Downtown Campus (BCIT) outside link

Outside Vancouver
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops) outside link

University of Northern British Coumbia (UNBC) outside link

University of Victoria (UVic) outside link

BC Ministry of Education outside link

Find a Postal Code

Canada Post - rates & postal codes outside link

Housing, Landlords and Tenants

BC Housing outside link

BC Residential Tenancy Office outside link


Vancouver Area Municipal Governments

All of the links below are external to the City of Vancouver web site.
Bowen Island
Electoral Area A
Langley City
Langley Township
Lions Bay
Maple Ridge
New Westminster
North Vancouver District
North Vancouver City
Pitt Meadows
Port Coquitlam
Port Moody
West Vancouver
White Rock

Marriage Info and Vital Statistics

Getting Married in BC outside link
Vancouver City Hall does not perform marriage ceremonies.

Marriage, birth, death, adoption certificates outside link
Issued by the BC Vital Statistics Agency

Moving to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration outside link
Government of Canada website

Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) outside link
A SIN is required to work in Canada or to receive government benefits.

Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates outside link


Other Levels of Government

Government of Canada outside link
Canada Benefits outside link
Government of British Columbia outside link
City of Victoria (Provincial Capital) outside link
Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) outside link


Photos and Online Video of Vancouver

Greater Vancouver TV ShowGVTV
A TV newsmagazine series about people, places, events and issues in the Greater Vancouver region.

VanMap is a Web-based map system that lets you have Vancouver at your fingertips.

Portrait V2K
View stories about Vancouver’s past, present and future. Read memoirs, and view the photographs online.

Vancouver Scenes outside link

Panoramas: view a Central Area Panorama [Quicktime required]

Public Health

Four Pillars Drug Strategy
The Four Pillars Drug Strategy is the City of Vancouver’s policy and plan for reducing drug-related harm in Vancouver.

Environmental Trends and Indicators

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority outside link

Environmental Protection

Restaurant Inspections and Closures outside link

Medical Services Plan of BC outside link

Vancouver Hospital outside link

West Nile virus info and mosquito control tips outside link


Tourism BC outside link

Tourism Vancouver outside link

Current Weather outside link
Environment Canada’s 5-day forecast for Vancouver

Community Web Pages
Find out about the 23 communities that make up the City of Vancouver.

Transit and Transportation

Public transit Outside link >>
Bus schedules, SkyTrain & SeaBus

Carpooling - Ride Share outside link

cycling in VancouverCycling in Vancouver

Downtown Historic Railway

Vancouver International Airport Outside link >>

Port of Vancouver Outside link >>

BC Ferries Outside link >>

West Coast Express Outside link >>

Roadwork in Vancouver


Utilities and Environment

Electricity - BC Hydro outside link

Gas - Terasen Gas outside link

Regional Water Issues (GVRD) outside link

Regional Air Quality (GVRD) outside link

Regional Garbage and Recycling Initiatives (GVRD) outside link

Regional Sewerage (GVRD) outside link

Regional Parks (GVRD) outside link

Greater Vancouver Housing Corporation (GVRD) outside link

Volunteering in Vancouver

Volunteer Vancouver outside link

Vancouver Community Net outside link

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