PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL STATISTICS

 

PROVINCE/TERRITORY PROVINCIAL POPULATION* NUMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BY TYPE
British Columbia 5,000,879 189 162 Municipalities:
   53 cities
   48 district municipalities
   42 villages
   14 towns
   1 island municipality
   1 resort municipality
   2 mountain resort municipalities
   1 Indian government district (Sechelt)

27 regional districts

Unique forms of local government and Aboriginal self governments under treaties:
   1 islands trust
   231 improvement districts
   7 treaty First Nations
Alberta 4,262,635 340 19 cities
106 towns
84 villages
51 summer villages
6 specialized municipalities
63 municipal districts
8 improvement districts
3 special areas
Saskatchewan 1,132,505 779 16 cities
146 towns
257 villages
40 resort villages
296 rural municipalities
24 northern municipalities:
   2 northern towns
   11 northern villages
   11 northern hamlets
Manitoba 1,342,153 137 10 cities
25 towns
2 villages
36 municipalities
62 rural municipalities
2 local government districts
Ontario 14,223,942 444 30 upper-tier municipalities:
   20 counties
   6 regional municipalities
   1 district municipality
   3 united counties

241 lower-tier municipalities:
   20 cities
   44 municipalities
   59 towns
   113 townships
   1 united townships
   5 villages

173 single-tier municipalities:
   28 cities
   4 counties
   23 municipalities
   28 towns
   85 townships
   5 villages
Québec 8,501,833 1,134 648 municipalities
227 cities and towns
140 parishes
43 villages
42 townships
2 united townships
14 northern villages
8 Cree villages
1 Naskapi village
1 regional government (Eeyou Istchee Baie-James)
New Brunswick 775,610 104 8 cities
26 towns
61 villages
8 rural communities
1 regional municipality
236 local service districts
Nova Scotia 969,383 49 4 regional municipalities
25 towns
9 counties
11 district municipalities
Prince Edward Island 154,331 63 2 cities
10 towns
50 rural municipalities
1 resort municipality
Newfoundland and Labrador 510,550 276 275 Municipalities:
   3 cities
   267 towns
   5 Inuit community governments

172 local service districts
120 unincorporated areas
Yukon 40,232 13 1 city
3 towns
4 villages
2 hamlets
3 local advisory councils
Northwest Territories 41,070 33 1 city
4 towns
1 village
11 hamlets
2 charter communities
9 designated authorities
4 Tłı̨chǫ community governments
1 community self-government
Nunavut 36,858 25 1 town
24 hamlets
  * Source: 2021 Census of Population