- island of British Columbia, Canada, off the SW coast: 12,079 sq mi (31,285 sq km)
- seaport in SW British Columbia, Canada, opposite this island, on the Strait of Georgia
- seaport in SW Wash., on the Columbia River, opposite Portland, Oreg.
- mountain of the St. Elias Range, on the Alaska-Yukon border: 15,700 ft (4,785 m)
Origin of Vancouverafter Capt. George Vancouver (1757-98), British explorer
- A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the Strait of Georgia opposite Vancouver Island. The largest city in the province, it developed as a port and commercial center beginning with the arrival of the railroad in 1887 and the Klondike gold rush of 1897–1898.
- A city of southwest Washington on the Columbia River opposite Portland, Oregon. Founded as Fort Vancouver by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1820s, it is a deep-water port.