Police were called to the 4900 block of Hastings Street around 4:30 p.m. PT Monday where they found the woman's body inside an apartment.
Police said they believe the woman to be in her 60s.
"We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are working to establish what happened inside the residence," said RCMP Cpl. Dominic Duschesneau in a statement.
IHIT is asking anyone with information to contact police or CrimeStoppers.