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Area Codes for Vancouver, British Columbia
There are two area codes actively in use in the Vancouver metropolitan area, including: 604, 778. These area codes cover Vancouver proper as well as surrounding locations such as Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond, and Coquitlam. The 778 area code is actually used across the entire province of British Columbia - and the area code 250 is used in other parts of British Columbia, excluding the footprint of 604.
In Vancouver, area codes are always included in written telephone numbers and area codes must be dialed for all calls, even for local calling. All Canada phone numbers are 10-digits total, including a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit local subscriber number.
Vancouver area code information:
Vancouver area codes:
Area codes are used to route phone calls to a specific geographic area within a country. All area codes in Canada are exactly 3-digits long.
In the past, a given region often had just one area code. Nowadays, many cities and towns in denser urban areas have 2 or more area codes.
To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Vancouver landline or mobile phone, you need to dial the appropriate 3-digit area code, followed by a 7-digit local subscriber number.
If you don't have a fully specified 10-digit phone number, including area code, you will not be able to complete an inbound call.
Area Codes Used In & Near Vancouver, British Columbia
There are two area codes used in Vancouver and surrounding areas, including the relatively recent 778 overlay area code.
The area code 250 as well as 778 are used across the rest of the state of British Columbia.
Here are the area codes in use for greater Vancouver metro area.
Vancouver Area Codes
* The 778 area code originally started as an overlay area code for the city of Vancouver only. This was changed in 2007 due to shortage of phone numbers in the 250 area code that covers the rest of the province. Now 778 covers the entire province, including Vancouver.
See maps and other area code listings below for further information.
Area Codes for Towns in Vancouver Area
Here are the area codes for the 20 or so largest cities and towns in and around Vancouver, British Columbia (in alpha order).
Lookup Vancouver Area Codes
To find the area codes (or ZIP codes) used in the Vancouver area, please use the WhitePages.com search widgets below. The first widget looks up area codes and ZIP codes by town. The second widget does reverse lookup by area code or ZIP code.
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Vancouver, British Columbia Area Code Maps
The following map shows area codes for Vancouver and the province of British Columbia.
Maps may not be completely up to date. Check other map links below if this appears out of date.
City Codes vs. Area Codes
In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used to designate airports and other geographic locations. These codes are issued under the United Nation's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for Vancouver is VAN.
Other Area Code Information
* CNA is the Canadian Numbering Administrator. NANPA is the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. These are the official groups responsible for phone numbers in the US and Canada.
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