Shortly before 6 a.m. PT, a van parked on Victoria Drive near East 12th Avenue was found burning.
After fire crews extinguished the flames, a man's body was discovered inside.
Vancouver police spokesman Const. Brian Montague says the victim has not yet been identified.
A B.C. coroner will be able to determine the cause of death once an autopsy is conducted later this week, Montague said.
Police and arson investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire.