250 Area Code

250 area code is an area code for most of the Canadian province of British Columbia, including Vancouver Island. It was created on October 19, 1996 as a split of area code 604.


The area code also serves the American city of Hyder, Alaska.


The incumbent local exchange carriers are Telus, Northwestel and the City of Prince Rupert. The projected exhaust date of area code 250 is January 2008. The plan recommended by the Canadian Numbering Administrator, to change the boundaries of area code 778 to include the entire province, was approved by the CRTC on June 7, 2007. Mandatory 10-digit dialing began September 12, 2008.


As this solution is an overlay, the current telephone numbers in area code 250 will remain unchanged and new telephone numbers in the region can be assigned area code 778. Three CO prefixes will be reserved for 40 years for use by Northwestel on its 15 exchanges, 13 of which cannot handle multiple area codes.


Area code 236 has been reserved for British Columbia once area code 778 is exhausted. See CRTC Telecom Decision 2007-38 for more information.

All Cities With 250 Area Code
100 Mile House, BC 108 Mile Ranch, BC 150 Mile House, BC
70 Mile House, BC Ahousat, BC Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC
Aiyansh, BC Alert Bay, BC Alexis Creek, BC
Alkali Lake, BC Altona, BC Anahim Lake, BC
Anglemont, BC Argenta, BC Armstrong, BC
Ashcroft, BC Athalmer, BC Atlin, BC
Avola, BC Baldonnel, BC Balfour, BC
Bamfield, BC Barkerville, BC Barriere, BC
Bear Lake, BC Beaverdell, BC Bella Bella, BC
Bella Coola, BC Big Lake Ranch, BC Black Creek, BC
Blind Bay, BC Blind Channel, BC Blue River, BC
Boswell, BC Bowser, BC Brentwood Bay, BC
Bridesville, BC Bridge Lake, BC Brisco, BC
Buffalo Creek, BC Buick, BC Burns Lake, BC
Burton, BC Cache Creek, BC Campbell River, BC
Canal Flats, BC Canim Lake, BC Canoe, BC
Canyon, BC Cassidy, BC Castlegar, BC
Cawston, BC Cecil Lake, BC Cedarvale, BC
Celista, BC Charlie Lake, BC Chase, BC
Chemainus, BC Cherryville, BC Chetwynd, BC
Chilanko Forks, BC Christina Lake, BC Clayhurst, BC
Clearwater, BC Clinton, BC Coal Harbour, BC
Coalmont, BC Cobble Hill, BC Coldstream, BC
Comox, BC Coombs, BC Courtenay, BC
Cowichan Bay, BC Cranbrook, BC Crawford Bay, BC
Crescent Spur, BC Crescent Valley, BC Creston, BC
Crofton, BC Cumberland, BC Darfield, BC
Dawson Creek, BC Dease Lake, BC Denman Island, BC
Denny Island, BC Dog Creek, BC Dome Creek, BC
Douglas Lake, BC Duncan, BC Dunster, BC
Eagle Bay, BC Eagle Creek, BC Edgewater, BC
Edgewood, BC Elkford, BC Elko, BC
Endako, BC Enderby, BC Erickson, BC
Errington, BC Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Falkland, BC
Fanny Bay, BC Farmington, BC Fauquier, BC
Fernie, BC Field, BC Forest Grove, BC
Fort Fraser, BC Fort Nelson, BC Fort St James, BC
Fort St John, BC Fort Steele, BC Francois Lake, BC
Fraser Lake, BC Fruitvale, BC Furry Creek, BC
Gabriola, BC Galiano, BC Galloway, BC
Gang Ranch, BC Genelle, BC Germansen Landing, BC
Gitwinksihlkw, BC Gold Bridge, BC Gold River, BC
Golden, BC Good Hope Lake, BC Goodlow, BC
Grand Forks, BC Granisle, BC Grasmere, BC
Gray Creek, BC Greenville, BC Greenwood, BC
Grindrod, BC Groundbirch, BC Hagensborg, BC
Haisla, BC Halfmoon Bay, BC Hanceville, BC
Harrogate, BC Hartley Bay, BC Hazelton, BC
Hedley, BC Heffley Creek, BC Heriot Bay, BC
Hixon, BC Holberg, BC Honeymoon Bay, BC
Hope, BC Hornby Island, BC Horsefly, BC
Houston, BC Hudson’s Hope, BC Invermere, BC
Iskut, BC Jade City, BC Jaffray, BC
Jordan River, BC Juskatla, BC Kaleden, BC
Kamloops, BC Kamloops, BC Kaslo, BC
Kelowna, BC Keremeos, BC Kildonan, BC
Kimberley, BC Kimberley, BC Kincolith, BC
Kingcome Inlet, BC Kingsgate, BC Kitchener, BC
Kitimat, BC Kitkatla, BC Kitwanga, BC
Kleena Kleene, BC Klemtu, BC Knutsford, BC
Koksilah, BC Kootenay Bay, BC Kyuquot, BC
Lac La Hache, BC Ladysmith, BC Lake Cowichan, BC
Lantzville, BC Lasqueti, BC Lavington, BC
Lax Kw’Alaams, BC Lazo, BC Likely, BC
Lillooet, BC Lister, BC Little Fort, BC
Logan Lake, BC Lone Butte, BC Longworth, BC
Louis Creek, BC Lower Nicola, BC Lower Post, BC
Lumby, BC Lytton, BC Mackenzie, BC
Madeira Park, BC Malahat, BC Malakwa, BC
Manning Park, BC Manson Creek, BC Mansons Landing, BC
Mara, BC Masset, BC Mayne, BC
McBride, BC McLeese Lake, BC McLeod Lake, BC
McLure, BC Meadow Creek, BC Merritt, BC
Merville, BC Mesachie Lake, BC Meziadin Lake, BC
Mica Creek, BC Midway, BC Mill Bay, BC
Minstrel Island, BC Moberly Lake, BC Monte Creek, BC
Monte Lake, BC Montney, BC Montrose, BC
Moyie, BC Muncho Lake, BC Nakusp, BC
Nanaimo, BC Nanoose Bay, BC Naramata, BC
Nass Camp, BC Nelson, BC Nemaiah Valley, BC
New Denver, BC New Hazelton, BC Nimpo Lake, BC
North Pine, BC North Saanich, BC Ocean Falls, BC
Okanagan Centre, BC Okanagan Falls, BC Oliver, BC
Oona River, BC Osoyoos, BC Oyama, BC
Panorama, BC Parksville, BC Parson, BC
Pavilion, BC Peachland, BC Pemberton, BC
Pender Island, BC Penny, BC Penticton, BC
Pinantan Lake, BC Pink Mountain, BC Port Alberni, BC
Port Alice, BC Port Clements, BC Port Edward, BC
Port Hardy, BC Port McNeill, BC Port Neville, BC
Port Renfrew, BC Pouce Coupe, BC Prespatou, BC
Prince George, BC Prince Rupert, BC Princeton, BC
Pritchard, BC Procter, BC Progress, BC
Prophet River, BC Qualicum Beach, BC Quathiaski Cove, BC
Quatsino, BC Queen Charlotte, BC Quesnel, BC
Quilchena, BC Radium Hot Springs, BC Redstone, BC
Refuge Cove, BC Revelstoke, BC Riondel, BC
Riske Creek, BC Robson, BC Rock Creek, BC
Rolla, BC Rose Prairie, BC Rossland, BC
Royston, BC Saanichton, BC Salmo, BC
Salmon Arm, BC Salt Spring Island, BC Sandspit, BC
Saturna, BC Savona, BC Sayward, BC
Scotch Creek, BC Sechelt, BC Seton Portage, BC
Shalalth, BC Shawnigan Lake, BC Shirley, BC
Sicamous, BC Sidney, BC Silverton, BC
Simoom Sound, BC Sinclair Mills, BC Sirdar, BC
Skookumchuck, BC Slocan, BC Slocan Park, BC
Smithers, BC Sointula, BC Sooke, BC
Sorrento, BC South Hazelton, BC South Slocan, BC
Southbank, BC Sparwood, BC Spences Bridge, BC
Spillimacheen, BC Squirrel Cove, BC Stewart, BC
Stuart Island, BC Summerland, BC Summit Lake, BC
Sun Peaks, BC Sunset Prairie, BC Surge Narrows, BC
Swansea Point, BC Ta Ta Creek, BC Tahsis, BC
Takla Landing, BC Tappen, BC Tatla Lake, BC
Tatlayoko Lake, BC Taylor, BC Telegraph Cove, BC
Telegraph Creek, BC Telkwa, BC Terrace, BC
Thetis Island, BC Thornhill, BC Tlell, BC
Toad River, BC Tofino, BC Tomslake, BC
Topley, BC Trail, BC Tulameen, BC
Tumbler Ridge, BC Ucluelet, BC Union Bay, BC
Upper Fraser, BC Valemount, BC Vanderhoof, BC
Vavenby, BC Vernon, BC Victoria, BC
Walhachin, BC Wardner, BC Ware, BC
Wasa, BC Wells, BC Westbank, BC
Westbridge, BC Westholme, BC Westwold, BC
Whaletown, BC Williams Lake, BC Willow River, BC
Windermere, BC Winfield, BC Winlaw, BC
Winter Harbour, BC Wonowon, BC Woss, BC
Wynndel, BC Yahk, BC Ymir, BC
Youbou, BC Zeballos, BC