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