Lower Mainland

The Lower Mainland is in , . The official tourist information site calls the area "Vancouver, Coast and Mountains". The term "lower mainland" has different meanings; for some people it is equivalent to "Greater Vancouver", while others include everything out to or in the east, and or in the north.

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occupies a pretty enviable spot in the world. Photo: Mfield, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a mostly suburban area across the Burrard Inlet from downtown . Photo: Shaundd, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a suburb of . It was incorporated in 1892 and achieved City status in 1992. Photo: Kenny Louie, CC BY 2.0.

The is a local regional grouping of northern suburban areas of where dense urban meets dramatic tall mountains. Photo: Shaundd, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The is an agricultural region of the Lower Mainland of , . Photo: Shaundd, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are a group of municipalities to the east of in the Lower Mainland of , . Photo: Kenny Louie, CC BY 2.0.

The are a group of municipalities to the south of in the Lower Mainland of , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The region stretches from the up the east side of Howe Sound to , the gateway to 's magnificent alpine country of forests, lakes, and year round world class outdoor activities. Photo: gotovan, CC BY 2.0.

The , named for its 2,400 hours of annual sunshine, is north-west of , a 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in the . Photo: Shaundd, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the main airport serving its namesake city of , located on Sea Island in the neighbourhood in the area. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Lower Mainland

Latitude of center
49.0833° or 49° 5' north
Longitude of center
-122.35° or 122° 21' west
66 metres (217 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Belarusian: Ніжні Мэйнлэнд
  • Catalan: Lower Mainland
  • Chinese: 低陸平原
  • Czech: Lower Mainland
  • French: Basses-terres continentales
  • French: Lower Mainland
  • German: Lower Mainland
  • Hebrew: היבשה התחתית
  • Italian: Lower Mainland
  • Japanese: ロウアーメインランド
  • Japanese: ローワーメインランド
  • Persian: لوئر مین‌لند
  • Portuguese: Lower Mainland
  • Russian: Лоуэр-Мейнленд
  • Slovak: Lower Mainland
  • Spanish: Lower Mainland

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