New area code coming to B.C.

Feb 12, 2019

PRINCE RUPERT – On May 1, 2019, area code 672 will be added to the 250, 604, 778, and 236 calling areas. This is being done to meet the growing demand for telecommunications services and numbers in the province. After May 1, 2019, telephone numbers beginning with the 236 area code may be assigned for use.

For customers in the region served by CityWest, the 672 area code will co-exist within the same geographic region as area codes 250 and 778. There will be no change to customers' existing 250 and 778 telephone numbers.

Local and long distance calling areas and prices will not change with the adoption of the new 672 area code. Customers with telephone numbers in area code 672 will get the same calling areas and prices as customers with telephone numbers in 250 and 778.

As well, 10-digit dialing will continue to be used for local calls within the area served by area codes 672, 236, 250 and 778.

Emergency calls (9-1-1) will continue to be dialed using three digits.