What are the official Canada Post abbreviations for municipalities in British Columbia?

    To meet addressing guidelines or to accommodate limitations on address fields in your database, you may need to adjust the names of towns, cities or communities with long names.

    Canada Post has a list of official abbreviations for some municipalities in B.C. with names longer than 13 characters.

    Use these official shortened names:

    • If your database fields cannot accommodate longer names.
    • To ensure the mailing address fits on a standard mailing label while meeting the addressing guidelines outlined by Canada Post.

    Find the official abbreviations for some municipalities in British Columbia below.

    Municipality 13-character abbreviation 18-character abbreviation

    100 MILE HOUSE

    100-MILE-HSE

     

    108 MILE RANCH

    108-MILE-RANH

     

    150 MILE HOUSE

    150-MILE-HSE

     

    AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS

    AINSWRTH-SPRG

    AINSWORTH-HOT-SPRS

    BIG LAKE RANCH

    BIG-LK-RANCH

     

    BRITANNIA BEACH

    BRITANNIA-BCH

     

    CAMPBELL RIVER

    CAMPBELL-RIV

     

    CHILANKO FORKS

    CHILANKO-FKS

     

    CHRISTINA LAKE

    CHRISTINA-LK

     

    CRESCENT VALLEY

    CRESCENT-VLY

     

    DAWSONS LANDING

    DAWSONS-LDG

     

    FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS

    FAIRMONT-HT-SP

    FAIRMONT-HOT-SPRS

    GARIBALDI HIGHLANDS

    GARIBALDI-HGLD

    GARIBALDI HIGHLANDS

    GERMANSEN LANDING

    GERMANSEN-LDG

     

    GOOD HOPE LAKE

    GOOD-HOPE-LK

     

    HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

    HARRISON-SPRG

     

    HARRISON MILLS

    HARRISON-MILLS

    HARRISON-HOT-SPRS

    KINGCOME INLET

    KINGCOME-INLT

     

    MANSONS LANDING

    MANSONS-LDG

     

    MINSTREL ISLAND

    MINSTREL-ISLD

     

    NEMAIAH VALLEY

    NEMAIAH VLY

     

    NORTH VANCOUVER

    N-VANCOUVER

     

    OKANAGAN FALLS

    OKANAGAN-FLS

     

    PORT COQUITLAM

    PT-COQUITLAM

     

    QUALICUM BEACH

    QUALICUM-BCH

     

    QUATHIASKI COVE

    QUATHIASKI-CV

     

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE

    QUEEN-CHRLTTE

     

    RADIUM HOT SPRINGS

    RADIUM-HT-SPG

     

    SALT SPRING ISLAND

    SALT-SPRG-ISL

     

    SHAWNIGAN LAKE

    SHAWNIGAN-LK

     

    SINCLAIR MILLS

    SINCLAIR-MLLS

     

    SPENCES BRIDGE

    SPENCES-BRG

     

    SUNSET PRAIRIE

    SUNST-PRAIRIE

     

    TATLAYOKO LAKE

    TATLAYOKO-LK

     

    TELEGRAPH COVE

    TELEGRAPH-CV

     

    TELEGRAPH CREEK

    TELEGRAPH-CRK

     

    WEST VANCOUVER W-VANCOUVER  
    WINTER HARBOUR WINTER-HBR