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Note: Until the 1940s, virtually all growth in the Lower Mainland occurred in the City of Vancouver, after which growth dramatically accelerated in surrounding communities. While most has occurred in the western end of the Lower Mainland – on Burrard Peninsula and elsewhere within the jurisdiction of the Greater Vancouver Regional District – better transportation accessibility has facilitated growth to the east.
Source: Canada Census, various years.
Taylor, Zack, "Figure 6.1 Vancouver population by zone, 1890-2010.pdf" (2019). Shaping the Metropolis: Institutions and Urbanization in the United States and Canada by Zack Taylor. 17.