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The BC Archives is the archives of the government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public clientele.
On 1 April 2003, the Royal BC Museum Corporation was established, merging the Royal BC Museum, the BC Archives, Helmcken House, and the Netherlands Carillon, into a new "cultural precinct".
In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee as Queen of Canada and her visit to British Columbia in October of 2002, the BC Archives presents on-line exhibit on previous royal visits to the province titled: Welcoming the Royals: The Archival Legacy.
www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca /index.htm   (748 words)

  British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Columbia, often also referred to as B.C. or BC (French: Colombie-Britannique, C.-B.), is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and is famed for its natural beauty, as reflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour without diminishment").
Population in British Columbia continued to expand as the province's mining, forestry, agriculture, and fishing sectors were developed.
British Columbia's roads systems were notoriously poorly maintained and dangerous until a concentrated programme of improvement was initiated in the 1950s and 60s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Columbia   (4564 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cariboo is a region of british columbia along a plateau stretching from the fraser canyon to the cariboo mountains....
British columbia ferry services inc. or bc ferries is the company that provides all major passenger and vehicle ferry services on the west coast of british...
British Columbia is the westernmost province of the Dominion of Canada.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-Columbia   (949 words)

 Colony of British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colony of British Columbia was a crown colony of British North America from 1858 until 1871.
However, until 1858, the region which now comprises the mainland of the Province of British Columbia was an unorganised area of British North America comprising two fur trading districts: New Caledonia, north of the Thompson River drainage; and the Columbia District, located south of the Thompson and north of the Columbia River.
British Columbia was given its own capital New Westminster — in 1859, but Douglas would govern both colonies from Victoria for the next six years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colony_of_British_Columbia   (1209 words)

 British Columbia - MSN Encarta
British Columbia, Pacific Coast province in western 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.
British Columbia is Canada’s third largest province in area and population, behind Québec and Ontario.
British Columbia’s shoreline along the Pacific Ocean, including the coasts of islands and land bordering estuaries, is 32,747 km (20,348 mi) long.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574576/British_Columbia.html   (818 words)

 Wikinfo | British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As of 2001, the population was 4,095,934 (British Columbians).
The southern Border of British Columbia was established by the 1846 Oregon Treaty.
British Columbia is renowned for its spectacular scenery which forms the backdrop and context for a growing outdoor adventure and ecotourism industry.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=British_Columbia   (692 words)

 Victoria, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Spanish and British took up the exploration of the northwest coast of North America beginning with the voyage of Captain James Cook in 1776, although the Victoria area of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was not penetrated until 1791.
With the discovery of gold on the British Columbia mainland in 1858, Victoria became the port, supply base, and outfitting centre for miners on their way to the Fraser Canyon gold fields, mushrooming from a population of 300 to over 5000 literally within a few days.
In 1866 when the island was politically united with the mainland, Victoria remained the capital of the new united colony and became the provincial capital when British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation in 1871.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria,_British_Columbia   (2599 words)

 British Columbia (Canada)
The arms of British Columbia are "Argent, three bars wavy azure, issuant from the base of a demi-sun in his splendor or, on a chief of the Union Device charged in the centre point with an antique crown or.
When British Columbia became a province of Canada, its first proposal for a coat-of-arms and flag was a half-sun representing BC's western location) in the top half and a Union Jack in the bottom half.
The flag of British Colombia is indeed a banner of arms and was adopted on 27 June 1960.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca-bc.html   (929 words)

The British Columbia Court of Appeal is the highest court in the province and hears appeals from the British Columbia Supreme Court and some criminal appeals from the Provincial Court, as well as appeals from administrative tribunals.
The British Columbia Supreme Court is the superior trial court for the province and hears both civil and criminal cases, as well as some appeals from the Provincial Court.
The Provincial Court of British Columbia is the first level of court in British Columbia and it hears criminal, family, child protection, small claims (civil claims under $25,000), and traffic cases, as well as criminal cases involving youth offenders.
www.courts.gov.bc.ca   (184 words)

 British Columbia: BC Canada Tourism & Travel Guide
Shouldering the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Canadian Rockies to the east, British Columbia is perhaps Canada's most diverse province.
Enjoy skiing the legendary Rocky Mountains, hiking the majestic wilderness of the Kootenays, touring the world-class vineyards of the Okanagan and sailing among the temperate water surrounding Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
British Columbia will gain international focus when the 2010 Winter Olympics are hosted by Vancouver and Whistler.
www.bc.worldweb.com   (229 words)

 British Columbia Drug Rehab , Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Referrals for Treatments and Rehabilitation Centers ...
The fact that British Columbia is on the west coast.
British Columbia Detox Centers referrals for all the province.
British Columbia Drug Rehab Long Term referrals for all over the province.
www.drug-rehab.ca /BCrehabcenter.htm   (1271 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in British Columbia today?
The Columbia Valley Wetlands - By Ellen Zimmerman.
The Columbia Mountains are the major massif between the Coast Range and Rockies.
The temperate maritime climate and rich food resources of the North Puget Sound region of Washington and British Columbia make it an especially attractive winter home for the myriad birds of prey, diving birds, and waterfowl that return here each year.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/cabritishcolumbia.htm   (2692 words)

 B.C. Government Home - Province of British Columbia
Premier Gordon Campbell joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Golden, B.C., to announce that British Columbia is the first province to sign on to the Building Canada program, which will bring $2.2 billion in federal infrastructure funding for B.C. for projects like the Kicking Horse Canyon Highway Improvement.
VICTORIA –; Immigrants in six areas of British Columbia will have better access to intermediate English language skills training for employment, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Wally Oppal, Education Minister Shirley Bond and Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASIAN INVESTMENT IN B.C. VICTORIA –; British Columbia is actively strengthening its investment and business relationships with Asia, said Kevin Krueger, Minister of State for Mining, as he prepared to leave for the 2007 Asia Pacific Investment Mission where he will visit China, Japan and Korea.
www.gov.bc.ca   (309 words)

 BCMA > BC Medical Journal > Overview
It is the official publication of the British Columbia Medical Association.
A lively correspondence column and longer opinion pieces provide a forum for discussion of political as well as clinical issues of concern to the medical profession in British Columbia.
The BCMJ makes a special effort to publish articles with a British Columbia slant--articles on rural medicine, for example, and on clinical problems encountered in the Pacific Northwest.
www.bcma.org /public/bc_medical_journal/overview.htm   (213 words)

 British Columbia - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rival British and Spanish claims for the area were partly resolved by the Nootka Conventions of 1790-92 (see Nootka Sound), which gave both equal trading rights but did not resolve ownership.
The British sent George Vancouver to take possession of the land, and in 1792-94 he explored and mapped the coast from Oregon to Alaska.
1971); J. Robinson, ed., British Columbia (1972); M. Farley, Atlas of British Columbia (1979); J. King, British Columbia Handbook (1989); B. Christensen, Prince George: Rivers, Railways and Timber (1989).
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:BritCol/British+Columbia.html?refid=ip_hf   (1459 words)

 Okanagan Valley: Fine wines in British Columbia - CNN.com
The northernmost serious wine region in the world, the Okanagan Valley runs for 125 miles along a chain of lakes that stretches from Armstrong, British Columbia, south to the Washington border.
British police searched houses and made arrests Sunday as the country remained on "critical" terror alert after an attack on a Scottish airport and the disc...
British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is home to 74 wineries.
www.cnn.com /2006/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/12/18/okanagan.valley   (926 words)

 Libweb - Directory of Libraries in British Columbia
British Columbia Ministry of Forests Victoria, British Columbia
British Columbia Ministry of Health Library Victoria, British Columbia
University of Northern British Columbia Prince George, British Columbia
lists.webjunction.org /libweb/CA_British_Columbia.html   (224 words)

 BC Travel - British Columbia Travel Guide - BC Hotel Accommodations - BC Outdoor Adventure
British Columbia Travel Guide - Browse our guide to British Columbia for hotels, bed and breakfast inns, resort properties, lodges, motels, inns, self catered suites, vacation rental suites and homes, cabins, cottages and marine accommodations.
Experience British Columbia from Victoria, Vancouver Island on the west to the BC and Alberta Rockies on the east.
Activities in British Columbia include sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding, salt water fishing, fresh water fishing, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, trail riding, kayaking, boating, sailing, water activities, and other indoor and other British Columbia outdoor wilderness adventure activities.
www.bctravel.com   (247 words)

 Harbour Publishing - The Encyclopedia of British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on BC.
With more than 4,000 entries and hundreds of photos, maps, tables and charts, the EBC is the source of readable and authoritative information on all the significant BC people, places and things that you would currently have to search a vast library to find.
The EBC was conceived and compiled by Harbour Publishing, an award-winning, independent, 100% BC-owned company, with advice and assistance from more than 200 British Columbians.
www.harbourpublishing.com /title/EBC   (191 words)

 Sea Kayaking British Columbia | Kayaking With Killer Whales | Vancouver Island Kayak Trips/Tours
British Columbia sea kayaking tours are Out For Adventure Wilderness Tours Ltd. most popular Vancouver Island adventure vacation.
OFA offers British Columbia Sea Kayaking Tours and Ontario canoe trips - all fully guided adventures.
Licensed to operate in both provinces OFA has an excellent record for the highest quality and customer satisfaction attainable.
www.outforadventure.com   (427 words)

 ICBC - Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Moving to or from B.C. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a provincial Crown corporation established in 1973 to provide universal auto insurance to B.C. motorists.
In addition, the Corporation is responsible for driver licensing, vehicle registration and licensing.
British Columbians will be setting back their clocks this Sunday...
www.icbc.com   (92 words)

 Tourism BC | Official Travel Website of British Columbia
The excitement and energy is building as British Columbia, home of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games prepares to welcome the world!
On this, the official travel planning site of Tourism British Columbia, you will find the information and tools you need to plan and book the holiday you are dreaming about.
Click on the video image for a breathtaking flight over the sweeping vistas of British Columbia – from sophisticated cities to scenic landscapes in four fast minutes.
www.hellobc.com   (297 words)

 British Columbia Tourism Travel Guide: BC Hotels - British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia Tourism Travel Guide: BC Hotels - British Columbia, Canada
Want to sample British Columbia’s incredible golf but you’re not sure exactly which courses to play?
Our BC Golf Vacation packages do the work for you, featuring only the best in golf and luxury or budget accommodation in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan, Kamloops, Shuswap, BC Rockies, Fairmont Hotsprings, plus Banff and Jasper in Alberta.
www.britishcolumbia.com   (214 words)

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