- 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