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British Columbia

British Columbia, province, SW Canada, bounded on the North by Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, on the East by Alberta, on the South by the states of Montana, Idaho, and Washington, and on the West by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. The crest of the Rocky Mountains forms the South portion of the East Boundary.  The province includes Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands of the West coast.

British Columbia became part of the Confederation of Canada on July 20, 1871, as the sixth province. British Columbia has many natural resources such as mineral reserves, forests, fisheries, which provide for a growing manufacturing economy. Scenic and recreational attractions have made British Columbia a popular tourist area. The province was named for the Columbia River, which originates there and flows South across the border to the U. S.


BRITISH COLUMBIA DISTRICTS/COUNTIES

ALBERNI CLAYOQUOT AREA
Port Alberni
Sooke
Tofino
Ucluelet
BULKLEY NECHAKO AREA

Fort St James
CAPITAL AREA
Brentwood Bay
Esquimalt
Metchosin
Saanichton
Sidney
Victoria
CARIBOO AREA

108 Mile Ranch
Crescent Spur
Horsefly
Mackenzie
McBride
Prince George
Quesnel
Valemount
Wells
Williams Lake
CASSIAR AREA
Alice Arm
Dease Lake
Hazelton
COMOX STRATHCONA AREA
Campbell River
Comox
Courtenay
Fanny Bay
Gold River
Lazo
Mansons Landing
Quathiaski Cove
Royston
Tahsis
KAMLLOPS AREA
Armstrong
Canoe
Chase
Clearwater
Enderby
Kamloops
Logan Lake
Lytton
Merritt
Salmon Arm
Savona
Scotch Creek
Sicamous
Sorrento
KITIMAT STIKINE AREA
Burns Lake
Houston
Kitimat
Prince Rupert
Smithers
Terrace
Thornhill
Vanderhoof
KOOTENAYS
Balfour
Castlegar
Cranbrook
Crawford Bay
Creston
Edgewater
Elkford
Fairmont Hot Springs
Fernie
Fort Steele
Fruitvale
Genelle
Golden
Invermere
Kaslo
Kimberley
Kootenay Bay
Nakusp
Nelson
New Denver
Panorama
Parson
Radium Hot Springs
Revelstoke
Rossland
Salmo
Silverton
Slocan Park
Trail
Wasa
Windermere
LILLOOET AREA
Clinton
Gold Bridge
Lillooet
Lone Butte
Mount Currie
Pemberton
MOUNT WADDINGTON AREA
Bella Bella
Bella Coola
Nimpo Lake
Port Hardy
Port McNeill
Sointula
Telegraph Cove
NANAIMO AREA
Cedar
Coombs
Errington
Gabriola
Lantzville
Nanaimo
Parksville
Qualicum Beach
NEW WESTMINSTER AREA
Abbotsford
Aldergrove
Annieville
Belcarra
Blubber Bay
Burnaby
Chilliwack
Clearbrook
Cloverdale
Coquitlam
Delta
Egmont
Fort Langley
Gibsons
Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Mills
Ladner
Maple Ridge
Mission
Mount Lehman
New Westminster
North Delta
North Vancouver
Pitt Meadows
Port Coquitlam
Port Moody
Powell River
Richmond
Rosedale
Sechelt
Squamish
Surrey
Tsawwassen
Vancouver
West Vancouver
Whistler
White Rock
OKANAGAN
Beaverdell
Cawston
Christina Lake
Grand Forks
Greenwood
Keremeos
Midway
Okanagan Falls
Oliver
Osoyoos
Penticton
OSOYOOS AREA
Kelowna
Lumby
Oyama
Peachland
Summerland
Vernon
Westbank
Winfield
PEACE RIVER AREA
Dawson Creek
Fort Nelson
Fort St John
Tumbler Ridge
RANGE COAST
Mill Bay
SKEENA QUEEN CHARLOTTE
Masset
Queen Charlotte City
Sandspit
Tlell

YALE AREA
Hope
Princeton
COWICHAN AREA
       
       
       

 British Columbia Facts:

Capital: Victoria
Motto: Splendor without diminishment
Floral Emblem: Dogwood
Area: 366,255 sq. mi, of which 6976 sq. mi. is inland water; 4th largest among the provinces and territories. Shoreline: 30,348 mi.
Highest Point: Mount Fairweather, 15,300 ft.
Lowest Point: Sea level, along the Pacific coast
Principal Rivers: Fraser, Columbia, Skeena, Kootenay
Principal Lakes: Williston, Attlin, Babine, Kootenay




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