Area code 604

Area code 604

Area code 604 is a telephone area code encompassing the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound/Sea to Sky Corridor, Fraser Valley and lower Fraser Canyon regions of Southwestern British Columbia, Canada including the City of Vancouver. Initially 604 was the area code for the entire province until a geographic split was implemented in 1997 in which the remainder of the province received the new area code 250.

On November 3, 2001 a portion of the region within area code 604 had an additional area code, 778, implemented as a concentrated overlay, which was announced in NANP planning letter PL-246. From that date until 2007, area code 778 encompassed the Greater Vancouver Regional District as well as the Abbotsford and Mission exchanges. The remainder of the region was served only by area code 604. The addition of area code 778 required the implementation of 10-digit dialing within both the 604/778 concentrated overlay and the remainder of the 604 region.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on June 7, 2007 that 778 area code will expand to cover the entire province effective July 4, 2007 because of exhaustion of phone numbers in area code 250. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/NEWS/RELEASES/2007/r070607.htm New dialing to come in British Columbia] ] Effective June 23, 2008, 10-digit dialing became mandatory in BC and a recording is played to remind of the new rule. After September 12, 2008, 7-digit dialing is no longer functional. [ [http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080622/BC_Ten_Digit_Dialing_080622/20080622/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome Ten-digit dialing coming to all of B.C.] ]

The incumbent local exchange carrier in 604 and 778 is Telus.

Communities included

*Abbotsford (604)-217 226 302 504 556 557 615 746 751 752 755 756 768 832 850 851 852 853 854 855 859 864 870

*Agassiz-Kent-Harrison Hot Springs (604)-793

*Aldergrove (604)-308 309 607 613 614 624 625 626 627 807 825 835 856 857 866 897 996

*Boston Bar (604)-867

*Chehalis (604)-796

*Chilliwack (604)-316 378 392 393 407 490 701 702 703 784 791 792 793 794 795 798 799 819 823 824 843 845 846 847 858 991 997

*Cloverdale (604)-574 575 576 577 579

*Gibsons (604)-886 887

*Hope (604)-201 206 712 749 750 860 869

*Langley (604)-455 508 509 513 514 530 532 533 534 539 546 757 881 882 888 994

*Mission (604)-286 287 826 820 814
*New Westminster (604)-202 209 237 306 351 357 374 375 376 377 395 512 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 537 540 545 551 616 617 636 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 777 787 788 805 808 813 818 822 828 833 838 862 868 878 889 908 920

*North Vancouver (604)-903 904 924 929 960 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 990 995 998

*Pender Harbour (604)-883

*Port Coquitlam (604)-464 468 471 472 552 554 927 941 942 944 945

*Port Moody (604)-461 469 917 931 933 934 936 937 939 949

*Powell River (604)-208 223 344 413 414 483 578

*Richmond (604)-204 207 214 231 232 233 234 241 242 244 246 247 248 249 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 285 288 295 303 304 448 821

*Roberts Creek (604)-885 886

*Sechelt (604)-740 741 747 885

*South Delta (604)-940 943 946 948 952 963

*Squamish (604)-213 389 405 567 815 848 849 890 892 898 919

*Surrey is divided into the following local rate centres:
**Newton (604)-501 502 507 543 561 562 572 573 590 591 592 594 595 596 597 598 599 635
**Whalley (604)-495 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 634 930 951 953 954 955 957
**White Rock (604)-305 531 535 536 538 541 542 548

*Vancouver (604)-205 215 216 218 219 220 221 222 224 225 228 230 235 240 250 251 252 253 254 255 257 258 261 263 264 266 267 268 269 280 282 290 291 292 293 294 296 297 298 299 301 307 312 313 314 315 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 331 333 338 339 340 341 345 346 403 404 408 412 415 417 418 419 420 421 422 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 443 444 450 451 453 454 456 473 482 484 488 505 506 568 570 571 601 602 603 605 606 608 609 612 618 619 622 623 628 629 630 631 632 633 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 654 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 671 675 676 677 678 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 699 707 708 709 710 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 742 767 771 773 775 779 780 781 782 783 785 786 789 790 801 802 803 806 809 812 816 817 822 827 829 830 831 834 836 837 839 841 842 844 861 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 879 880 891 893 895 899 909 910 915 916 918 928 961 968 970 974 975 977 978 979 992 999

*West Vancouver (604)-758 912 913 920 921 922 923 925 926

*Bowen Island (604)-947

*Whistler (604)-203 388 402 698 902 905 906 907 932 935 938 962 964 965 966 967 972

*Yale 604-863

References

ee also

*List of NANP area codes

External links

* [http://www.cnac.ca/data/ac604.htm CNA exchange list for area +1-604]
* [http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/pl-nanp-246.pdf NANP Planning Letter PL-246]
* [http://mirror.lcs.mit.edu/telecom-archives/archives/history/56th-anniversary-areacodes Telecom archives]
* [http://www.cnac.ca/npa_codes/npa_map.htm Area Code Map of Canada]

Area Code Box 1 | State = BC
This = 604 (overlaid by 778)
N = 250/778
W = 250/778
E = 250/778
S = 360
S1=WA


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