Welcome to British Columbia
Beautiful British Columbia
Before British Columbia became a colony, the central region was previously known as “New Caledonia” while the southern region was known as “Columbia”. When it became a colony, the name British Columbia was given by Queen Victoria in 1858 to avoid any confusion with Colombia in South America and the island of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. The province also has nicknames and slogans such as “Super, Natural, British Columbia” and “The Pacific Province”.
British Columbia (BC) is the province located in the most western part of Canada. Alberta, Alaska, Yukon, Northwest territories, the United States of America and the Pacific Ocean border the province. The finance, insurance, real estate and construction industries were the major economic drivers of BC in 2016. Other industries include agriculture, forestry, mining, natural gas and tourism. There is lots to do in this beautiful province; from camping, to biking, hiking, zip-lining and even skiing and snowboarding. Major places of attraction within the province include Butchart Gardens, Ale Trail, Prince of Whales whale-Watching, Royal BC Museum, Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa, The Parliament buildings and The Historical Cook Street Village.
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