Here's how Vancouver's size stacks up against other Canadian cities

Jun 3 2017, 4:38 am

Does size matter when it comes to Canadian cities?

Sure, Vancouver may be the biggest city in BC when it comes to population, but with an ocean and mountains at its doorstep, the city’s potential for geographical growth is somewhat limited.

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So how does the city’s size – both on a human and land-mass scale – compare with other cities across the country?

It’s a question Aaron Licker set out to answer on his website.

“What I’ve done… is simply overlay Vancouver (respecting projections and the such) on various Canadian cities to show how huge and comparatively underpopulated they are compared to my favourite city,” he writes.

Here’s how Vancouver stacks up against the country’s other major cities, from west to east.

Victoria, BC

Surrey, BC

Calgary, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Regina, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mississauga, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Greater Toronto Area

Montreal, Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Well, there you have it.

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