Vancouver, BC - Government Sites

City, Provincial, and Federal Government Sites for Vancouver, BC



City of Vancouver, B.C. Municipal Government
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1V4
City Hall hours:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

City of Vancouver Archives
Located in Vanier Park on the south shore of False Creek
1150 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 3J9
Telephone: (604) 736-8561
Fax: (604) 736-0626
Hours of service:
Monday to Friday:
Reading Room 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Staff assistance 10:00 am to 4:45 pm

Contains Vancouver's historical records and makes them available to the public. These records include the City of Vancouver government records (public records), records of non-government organizations, businesses and individuals (private records), and visual records including historic photographs, maps, etc.

Greater Vancouver Regional District
The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) is a partnership of 21 municipalities and one electoral area that make up the metropolitan area of Greater Vancouver.

Their goal is to deliver essential utility services like drinking water, sewage treatment, recycling and garbage disposal that are most economical and effective to provide on a regional basis protect and enhance the quality of life in our region by managing and planning growth and development, as well as protecting air quality and green spaces.



Government of British Columbia
Official portal to provincial public services in British Columbia. News, links directory, budget, and community resources provided.

BC Archives
Physical Address:
655 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC

Mailing Address:
BC Archives
675 Belleville Street
Victoria BC V8W 9W2

Phone: (250) 387-1952
Toll Free: From Greater Vancouver area: 660-2421 (ask the operator for 387-1952).
From other areas in British Columbia, excluding Vancouver and Victoria: 1-800-663-7867 (ask the operator for 387-1952).

Fax: (250) 387-2072

The BC Archives is the archives of the government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public. Their archival holdings include government documents and records; private historical manuscripts and papers; maps, charts and architectural plans; photographs; paintings, drawings and prints; audio and video tapes; film; newspapers; and an extensive library of publications with a strong emphasis on the social and political history of British Columbia.

BC OnLine
Provides quick and easy access to information on Land Titles, Property Assessments, BC Companies, registrations under the Personal Property Security Act (i.e. Liens and Security Agreements), and a range of other useful information services.

WorkSafe BC (The Workers' Compensation Board)
Dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. In the event of work-related injuries or diseases, WorkSafeBC works to provide return-to-work rehabilitation, compensation, health care benefits, and a range of other services.

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
A provincial Crown corporation established to provide universal auto insurance to B.C. motorists. They are also responsible for driver licensing, vehicle registration and licensing.
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Canada Revenue Agency
tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Vancouver Tax Services Office:
1166 West Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6E 3H8
Telephone Numbers
Fax: 604-689-7536
Office hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Service by appointment only
Your Tax Centre is Surrey:

Surrey Tax Centre Mailing address:
9755 King George Highway
Surrey BC V3T 5E1
Fax number: 604-585-5769
Services: After hours drop off box available
Payment by cash, cheque or debit card

Canada Post
Look up or calculate postage rates for personal and business, create your own stamp, find a post office, look up postal codes, delivery standards, change of address, track a package, etc.


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