Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Greater Vancouver Regional District
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Regional Municipality of Fraser-Burrard (June 29, 1967-June 13, 1968)
- Metro Vancouver Regional District (January 30, 2017-)
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
The Greater Vancouver Regional District was created in 1967 as the Regional District of Fraser-Burrard. In 1968, the name was changed to the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Since its creation, the Regional District has been responsible for planning and administration of services that are common across the regional, predominantly utilities and regional aplnning. It took on these responsibilities from three already-existing bodies: the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (created 1913), the Greater Vancouver Water District (created 1926), and the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board (created 1949). While the first two technically still operate, they do so under the overall banner of the Regional District, along with the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation.
In 2017, the name of the organization was changed to the Metro Vancouver Regional District.