For the first 80 years of Vancouver’s existence 1886 – 1966, an election was held at the end of the year for the following calendar year.

The first election for a two year term was held  December 14, 1966 when Mayor Tom Campbell was elected.

The first election for a three year term was held November 17, 1990 when Mayor Gordon Campbell was elected.

The first election for a four year term was held November 15 2014 – the same day as other municipalities and regional districts in British Columbia selected their new municipal governments. Mayor Gregor Robertson was elected

1886

Vancouver City Council 1886

Mayor: M. A. MacLean Aldermen: Robert Balfour Charles A. Coldwell Peter Cordiner Thomas Dunn Joseph Griffith Joseph Humphries Harry Hemlow E. P. Hamilton L. A. Hamilton Joseph Northcott source: MADDEN,…

1887

Vancouver City Council 1887

Mayor: M. A. MacLean Aldermen: L. A. Hamilton (Ward 1) John M. Lefevre (Ward 1) Joseph Humphries (Ward 2) Joseph Manion (Ward 2) Richard H. Alexander (Ward 3) Robert Clark…

1888

Vancouver City Council 1888

Mayor: David Oppenheimer (bio) Aldermen: Sam Brighouse (Ward 1) John M. Lefevre (Ward 1) Joseph Humphries (Ward 2) John Dougall (Ward 2) Henry Bell-Irving (Ward 3, resigned) Robert Clark Charles…

Election results for Vancouver City Council of 1889

This document was transcribed in July of 2018 by volunteer Gerald Soon. These election results were published in the “Vancouver Daily World” on December 10, 1888.  The winners took office…

Michael Costello, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Michael Costello was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Judy Lam Maxwell, owner of Historical…

W. J. Brewer, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman W. J. Brewer was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Lesley H. in May of…

Mayor David Oppenheimer biography

At the end of December, 1888 the “Vancouver Daily World” newspaper published biographies of Mayor-Elect David Oppenheimer and the Aldermen who would form the Council for 1889. [table id=01 /]

Gilbert S. McConnell, Vancouver Alderman

Alderman G. S. McConnell

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Gilbert S. McConnell was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by Transcribimus volunteer Leesa Poffenroth in May…

Samuel Brighouse, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Sam Brighouse was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Judy Lam Maxwell, owner of Historical…

Robert Clark, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Robert Clark was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Leesa Poffenroth in May of 2018.…

Isaac Oppenheimer, Vancouver Alderman

Alderman-Isaac Oppenheimer

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Chris Mizzoni in May of 2018.…

J. W. Horne biography

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1889

W. F. Salsbury, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman W. F. Salsbury was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Lesley H. in May of 2018.…

Vancouver City Council 1889

Mayor: David Oppenheimer Aldermen: Sam Brighouse (Ward 1) J. F. Salsbury (Ward 1) J. W. Horne (Ward 2) James Whetham (Ward 2) M. J. Brower (Ward 3) Robert Clark (Ward…

Election results for Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1890

This document was transcribed by volunteer Gerald Soon in July of 2018. These election results were published in the “Vancouver Daily World” on December 10, 1889.  The winners took office…

1890

Vancouver City Council 1890

Mayor: David Oppenheimer Aldermen: J. M. Browning (Ward 1) J. T. Carroll (Ward 1) James F. Garden (Ward 2) J. W. Horne (Ward 2) J. M. Fox (Ward 3) F.…

1891

Vancouver City Council 1891

Mayor: David Oppenheimer Aldermen: Ward 1:  Sam Brighouse, J.T. Carroll Ward 2:  James F. Garden (resigned), Alexander Godfrey, A.W. Scouller (elected in byelection) Ward 3:  C.G. Hobson, William Templeton Ward…

1892

Vancouver City Council 1892

Mayor: Fred Cope Aldermen: R. A. Anderson (Ward 1) H. E. Connon (Ward 1) Henry Collins (Ward 2) A. W. Scoullar (Ward 2)* H. R. McCraney (Ward 3) W. J.…

1893

Vancouver City Council 1893

Mayor: Fred Cope Aldermen: R. A. Anderson (Ward 1) W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1) Henry Collins (Ward 2) J. A. Hackett (Ward 2) William Cargill (Ward 3) H. R. McCraney…

1894

Vancouver City Council 1894

Mayor: R. A. Anderson Aldermen: W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1) H. P. Shaw (Ward 1) Henry Collins (Ward 2) C. L. Queen (Ward 2) D. McPhaiden (Ward 3) H. R.…

1895

Vancouver City Council 1895

Mayor: Henry Collins Aldermen: Joseph Coupland (Ward 1) H. P. Shaw (Ward 1) W. H. Gallagher (Ward 2) C. L. Queen (Ward 2) D. McPhaiden (Ward 3) H. R. McCraney…

1896

Vancouver City Council 1896

Mayor: Henry Collins Aldermen: H. J. Painter (Ward 1) H. P. Shaw (Ward 1) J. J. Banfield (Ward 2) N. C. Schon (Ward 2) James Clandenning (Ward 3) D. McPhaiden…

1897

Vancouver Mayor and Council 1897

Mayor:William Templeton Aldermen:H. J. Painter (Ward 1)H. P. Shaw (Ward 1 – absent)Thomas O. Townley (Ward 1 – elected in by-election)James McQueen (Ward 2)Thomas F. Neelands (Ward 2)James Clandenning (Ward…

1898

Vancouver Mayor and Council 1898

Mayor:James F. Garden Aldermen:H. J. Painter (Ward 1)Thomas O. Townley (Ward 1)James McQueen (Ward 2)Thomas F. Neelands (Ward 2)W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3)D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)William Brown (Ward 4)C. F.…

1899

Vancouver Mayor and Council 1899

Mayor:James F. Garden Aldermen:H. B. Gilmour (Ward 1)Robert Grant (Ward 1)R. B. Skinner (Ward 2)James McQueen (Ward 2)W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3)D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)William Brown (Ward 4)C. F. Foreman…

1900

Vancouver Mayor and Council 1900

Mayor:James F. Garden Aldermen:Robert Grant (Ward 1)Thomas O. Townley (Ward 1)James McQueen (Ward 2)Thomas F. Neelands (Ward 2)W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3)D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)William Barker (Ward 4)C. F. Foreman…