The most prominent postal codes in British Columbia include V3S, V3W, V0N, V0E and V0R. There are more than 80 postal codes in total throughout British Columbia, Canada, as of 2015.
Postal codes in British Columbia often consist of three alphanumerics, usually in the sequence of letter, number, letter, as opposed to postal codes in the United States, which contain a minimum of five numbers.
The B.C province holds 13% of the population of Canada. The most populated metropolitan areas in British Columbia are Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Chilliwack, Prince George, Vernon and Courtenay, in that order. Half of the population of British Columbia is within the metropolitan areas, with Vancouver alone standing at over two million of the total 4,400,057 people living in British Columbia, as of 2011.
The most prominent postal codes in Vancouver are V3E, V6A, V4P, V3G, V2W, V6V, V2Z and V4X. While not all of the postal codes in Canada begin with a V, a vast majority of the more populated areas do. Some of the area codes in Canada are longer and stand at six alphanumerics, or sometimes simply six numbers. V8N 1A1 is an example of a six-alphanumeric long postal code in British Columbia.