About Electoral Area A

Political representation

The Electoral Area is represented on the Metro Vancouver Board by an elected Director. Maria Harris is the current director of Electoral Area A and is the chair of the Intergovernmental and Administration Electoral Area Sub-Committee.


At the 2011 census, the population of Electoral Area was 13,035. Most of the population lives at University of British Columbia and in the University Endowment Lands (12,777). The population of the remaining area was approximately 258.

Electoral Area Census Population (2011)

Population 2006 2011 % Change
University of British Columbia (UBC)* 8,093 9,63619.1
University Endowment Lands (UEL) 2,738 3,141 14.7
Barnston Island145 137 -5.5
Howe Sound communities (includes Passage and Bowyer Islands)89 66 -25.8
Indian Arm/Pitt Lake communities34 55 61.7
Total 11,099 13,035 17.4