RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
>> >> Profile for British Columbia (BC)
 
   
 

The Province of
British Columbia (BC)


<<Alberta (AB)Manitoba (MB)>>


The capital of British Columbia is Victoria.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for British Columbia: BC

Typical abbreviation for British Columbia: B.C.

Keeping in mind that Canada is officially bilingual, the French name for British Columbia is 'Colombie-Britannique' (which is abbreviated: C.-B.).

When the people of British Columbia refer to themselves: 1:

Time Zone: While most of British Columbia lies in the Pacific Time (PST/PDT) zone and observes daylight saving time, a portion of eastern British Columbia (roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Alberta border) lies in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone. Some of the communities in Mountain Time observe daylight saving time and others do not.

Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in British Columbia, where approximately 90% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones).

Nickname for British Columbia: "The Pacific Province"

Provincial Motto: "Splendor Sine Occasu" (Splendour without diminishment)

Provincial Bird: Steller's Jay (cyanocitta stelleri)

Provincial Tree: Western Red Cedar (thuja plicata donn)

Provincial Flower: Pacific Dogwood (cornus nuttalli)

Confederation: British Columbia joined the Confederation on Jul 20, 1871.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in British Columbia

 

Provinces Ranked by Population

Provinces Ranked by Area

Provinces Ranked by Population Density

 

States & Provinces Ranked by Population

States & Provinces Ranked by Area

States & Provinces Ranked by Population Density



 
 
 
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2015
By John Hall