I suppose it was inevitable, but ride hailing services were approved by the government and Passenger Transportation Board about two weeks ago, and Uber and Lyft are now operating in the greater Vancouver area (Vancouver and neighbouring cities). There are still some legal challenges before the Courts which were initiated by the Taxi industry, but it's not likely those will be successful.
As with most businesses in B.C., these will be highly regulated, taxed and each level of government will want a slice of the pie. Various municipal governments in that area are currently working on a regional business license, but the terms of that or the cost aren't known yet. Whether the ride hailing services will be profitable in this market remains to be seen.