British Columbia Nature

Local Businesses in Greater Vancouver

Metro Vancouver, is the metropolitan area with its major urban centre being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The term "Greater Vancouver" is roughly coterminous with the geographic area governed by the Metro Vancouver Regional District, though it predates the 1966 creation of the regional district. It is often used to include areas beyond the boundaries of the regional district but does not generally include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district.


  • Metro Vancouver has the third largest GDP of metropolitan regions in Canada, with a total estimated GDP of about $135.6 billion in 2017.
  • The largest contributor to the region’s GDP was the finance, insurance and real estate sector. Other large contributors are construction; professional, scientific and technical services; manufacturing; and transportation and warehousing.
  • Metro Vancouver experienced an average annual GDP growth rate of 3.9 % between 2013 and 2017. This is the highest of all regions in Canada over that same time period.
  • Metro Vancouver has a GDP per capita of $39,914, which is relatively low compared to other major cities in Canada and the West Coast of the US.

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