Area Code 257

Area Code 257 is officially in British Columbia

Other British Columbia Area Codes
236, 250, 257, 604, 672, 778

British Columbia Area Code Overlays
(604 and 778 and 236 and 672) - (250 and 778 and 236 and 672)

Area Code 257 History:

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved area code 257 as a distributed overlay covering existing area codes 236, 250, 604, 672 and 778 effective 05/24/2025.

Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will necessary in the 236/250/257/604/672/778 overlay because different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.

Major cities or places in British Columbia officially within area code 257 include:

Area codes 257 along with area codes 236, 250, 604, 672 and 778 will serve the larger communities of Campbell River, Cowichan Valley, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Terrace, Victoria, Vernon, and Williams Lake, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Burnaby, Chilliwach, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Powell River, Richmond, Surry and Vancouver along with many smaller communities in British Columbia.

British Columbia Area Code Map