The Archdiocese has a diverse range of physical characteristics. Vancouver, the largest population centre of the Archdiocese, is an ocean-side city with a moderate climate and coastal mountains. Further east, there are rich valleys and river deltas, while further north, there is a long coastline and a large area of mountain ranges, forests, and smaller towns and cities.
The boundaries of the Archdiocese of Vancouver comprise that part of the interior of British Columbia bounded on the north: along the 50th parallel of latitude from the 120th meridian Westward to the 124th meridian and Northward to the 53rd parallel to the main shipping channel along the mainland coast; on the South: the 49th parallel of latitude from the 120th meridian Westward to the main shipping channel along the mainland coast, which constitutes the West boundary of the Archdiocese; and on the East: the 120th meridian and 124th meridian of longitude.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver acknowledges that the land on which we gather and work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.