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  British Columbia, Canada
In the interior of British Columbia, shielded by the mountains, the climate is quite continental, with short, very hot summers and long, extremely cold winters; Kamloops, for example, has an average January minimum of -10°C (14°F), and an average maximum in July of 29°C (83°F).
In British Columbia too the "49th parallel" was made the border between Canada and the United States, in accordance with the terms of the Oregon Treaty.
British Columbia is one of Canada's richest provinces.
www.planetware.com /canada/british-columbia-cdn-bc-bc.htm   (1866 words)

 British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and one of North America's most mountainous regions.
In contrast with eastern Canada, where the English and French were the two nationalities fighting over territory, Spain and Russia were the first countries to claim ownership of certain parts of British Columbia.
The Aboriginal population of British Columbia, which began to decline with the arrival of the first European settlers, is enjoying new strength.
www.english-vancouver.com /british-columbia   (1082 words)

 Welcome to British Columbia, Canada
As of 2005, the population estimate is 4,220,000 (British Columbians).
British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada, bordered by the Pacific coast.
It is bound on the northwest by the U.S. state of Alaska, directly north by Yukon and the Northwest Territories, on the east by Alberta, and on the south by the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
www.hometowncanada.com /bc   (2005 words)

 Columbia River Wetlands, British Columbia, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Columbia Wetlands have become a critical part of the Pacific flyway, almost the only remaining intact resting and breeding habitat for migrating and resident species.
The Columbia Wetlands and lakes are nestled between two spectacular mountain ranges in southeastern British Columbia, Canada.
Columbia Lake is at 810 meters and Windermere Lake at 799 meters.
www.livinglakes.org /columbia   (1182 words)

 British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Columbia, often 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").
The Lieutenant Governor, Iona Campagnolo, is the Queen of Canada's representative in the Province of British Columbia.
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,_Canada   (4727 words)

The British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency maintains the official record of births, marriages, and deaths and may be able to assist in locating a registration through other means, for a fee.
The British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency is responsible for the registration of births, marriages, and deaths in British Columbia.
The British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency maintains a list of agencies holding microfilm copies which may be accessed by the public (these agencies include public libraries, genealogical societies, and university and community college libraries).
www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca /textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm   (1298 words)

 BEST OF British Columbia Canada
British Columbia is often referred to as the "Gateway To Asia-Pacific".
British Columbia is home to approximately 4 Million people, about half of which are in the Greater Vancouver area, known as the Lower Mainland.
British Columbia is geographically divided into 6 distinct regions encompassing 154 cities, towns, villages and districts that offer great diversity in recreation, entertainment, education, shopping, dining and lifestyles.
www.britishcolumbiachamberofcommerce.com   (729 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.fotw.net /flags/ca-bc.html   (929 words)

 British Columbia Tourism Network - British Columbia Canada
British Columbia, Canada has it all, rumbling rivers, pristine lakes, deep blue oceans, sandy beaches, lush forests, looming mountains and rolling valleys filled with abundant wildlife.
Our province is where Canada's only desert is located, has the second best scuba diving in the world, has the largest totem pole and burl on the globe.
Canada is spent enjoying British Columbia not running around wasting time researching while you are here.
www.bceh.com   (326 words)

 British Columbia, Canada is a great place for Fishing.
British Columbia, Canada is a great place for Fishing.
British Columbia - home to people of many different origins, cultural traditions, languages, ethnicities, and religions.
From tropical rain forests to the open ocean to skiing the slopes, British Columbia is a natural wonderland.
www.planetcharters.com /adventures/canada.british-columbia.fishing.html   (1169 words)

 British Columbia Vacation Rentals British Columbia Rental Properties
Rent a British Columbia vacation rental and you’ll be ideally situated to enjoy the incredible natural beauty of western Canada.
In British Columbia's capital city of Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, guests of Victoria vacation rentals can tour several spectacular gardens and visit the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the Parliament Buildings.
Guests of British Columbia vacation rentals can enjoy a wide variety of shopping, dining, nightlife, and cultural attractions in the sophisticated city of Vancouver, located on the southwestern tip of the mainland.
www.greatrentals.com /Canada/britishcolumbia.html   (406 words)

 Victoria BC British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island
Victoria BC (British Columbia Canada) is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and was voted #1 in environmental ambiance by Con de Naste travel magazine.
British Columbia are Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Victoria Museum and IMAX theatre, whale watching and the spectacular scenery.
Greater Victoria is one of Canada's driest areas, with an average snowfall of only 25 centimetres (9.75 inches) and an average rainfall of 592 millimetres (23 inches), less than recorded precipitation in Vancouver, BC or Seattle, Washington.
tourismmall.victoria.bc.ca   (1463 words)

 Immigration To British Columbia, Canada
The leader of British Columbia, Premier Gordon Campbell, went for a holiday in Maui, decided to have some drinks and drove off, only to be stopped by the police and charged for driving while under the influence.
British Columbia has been plagued by political scandals and there are few politicians on the horizon that the people trust.
Canada is certainly not the place my father arrived in from Finland.
peacecountry0.tripod.com /bc.htm   (2705 words)

 Amazon.com: Exploring Canada - British Columbia (Exploring Canada): Books: Brett J. Palana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
British Columbia discusses matters such as conservation of natural resources and the particular concerns of Asian Canadians.
The usefulness of the bibliographies is limited by their emphasis on general books about Canada rather than books on the provinces under discussion.
Known as Canada's "Gateway to the Pacific," British Columbia is an important link in global trade and a lumber, fishing, and mining center.
www.amazon.com /Exploring-Canada-British-Columbia/dp/1590180461   (614 words)

 Nanaimo, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nanaimo is home to the Nanaimo Clippers, a Junior hockey club in the British Columbia Hockey League, Vancouver Island Raiders, a Junior football team, the Nanaimo Timbermen, a Senior Mens lacrosse team in the Western Lacrosse League, and rock band Frine and the Tinas.
Nanaimo is also known for its bathtub race during the annual marine festival, and for firing a cannon (blank) on the parapet next to the Bastion, (a bastion or fort), everyday at noon and for special events.
In the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Nanaimo is represented by the ridings of Nanaimo (Leonard Krog, New Democratic Party of British Columbia) and Nanaimo-Parksville (Ron Cantelon, British Columbia Liberal Party).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nanaimo,_British_Columbia   (806 words)

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.
The Oversize Photographic Copying Pilot Project is a six-month pilot project which will allow researchers at the British Columbia Archives to use their own photographic equipment (either digital or non-digital) to photograph oversize materials from the BC Archives textual records holdings for the purposes of research or private study.
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   (835 words)

 British Columbia Canada
British Columbia's rugged coastline stretches for more than 27,000 kilometres (16,780 miles) including thousands of islands and mountainous fjords.
Vancouver Island, a unique region of British Columbia, is 451 kilometres (280 miles) long and lies off the southwest corner of the province's mainland.
Canada Place: Originally built for Expo 86, Canada Place, which includes the convention center and Pan Pacific Hotel, is a signature building on the Vancouver waterfront, vaguely familiar to the Opera House in Sydney.
www.strathlorntravel.co.uk /british-columbia.asp   (665 words)

 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver is Canada's fastest-growing metropolis, and a city of magical contradictions - from rough-and-tumble Hastings Street, where timeworn brickwork still exudes a wild, beer-for-a-dime, seaport-town atmosphere, to trendy Robson Street, with its futuristic Japanese noodle houses and haute couture.
Location: Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia, on the mainland of BC, 9 miles (15 km) north of Vancouver International Airport.
The Museum of Anthropology, located on the cliffs of point Grey at the University of British Columbia, features one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art and artifacts.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns/?townID=3377   (1543 words)

 Yale, British Columbia, Canada
Located at the southern entrance to the spectacular Fraser Canyon, the town of Yale is one of southwestern British Columbia's oldest and most historic communities, having been the bustling steamship navigation capital during the Gold Rush.
In nearby Hope is one of the most spectacular sights in British Columbia: Hell's Gate, a narrowing of the Fraser River where the water churns through in a tremendous maelstrom.
To explore the rural farmlands and forests of the fertile Fraser Valley, travel outbound on the scenic route north of the historic Fraser River, returning westwards along the Trans Canada Highway 1 to Vancouver.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns/?townID=3380   (934 words)

 British Columbia Travel and Tourism, Accommodations and Activities in British Columbia
British Columbia Travel and Tourism, Accommodations and Activities in British Columbia
British Columbia (BC) is the westernmost province in Canada, bordered by the rugged and spectacular Pacific coast to the west (see: Tofino and
British Columbia is Canada's 'outdoor playground' - offering year-round outdoor adventure such as
travel.bc.ca   (189 words)

 British Columbia, Canada - British-Columbia.com
Rock and ice, salt spray and rain forest, desert and taiga: When you have as large a patch of land as that covered within British Columbia's borders - bigger than the states of Washington, Oregon, and California rolled into one - you need simple, rugged words to describe it.
The magic of BC's wilderness is encapsulated in each of these elements, and nowhere else on the continent prepares you for the range of outdoor adventure to be found in British Columbia.
Those who devote themselves to adventurous exploration of Canada's western coast eventually make their way here to hike trophy trails, ski trophy peaks, and paddle trophy waters.
www.british-columbia.com   (419 words)

 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
To gain a fresh appreciation for the talents and skills of First Nations peoples, combine a visit to the outdoors around Victoria with a stop at the Royal British Columbia Museum, a world-class repository of native artifacts.
Romantic as Victoria may be, with its delightful natural harbour and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State on the horizon, the provincial capital of British Columbia is less a museum piece nowadays than it is a tourist mecca.
The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of the finest of its kind in the world, offering dramatic dioramas of natural landscapes and full-scale reconstructions of Victorian storefronts.
victoriacanada.com   (1403 words)

 British Columbia Lawyers: Canada divorce, ICBC claims, accidents, criminal lawyer, employee dismissal - B C law firm ...
British Columbia Lawyers: Canada divorce, ICBC claims, accidents, criminal lawyer, employee dismissal - B C law firm attorneys
The British Columbia lawyers of the law firm of Napora Underwood and Co. welcome you to our website.
We are located in Nelson and Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada.
www.britishcolumbialaw.ca   (383 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.discoverbc.com   (228 words)

 CBC British Columbia - Canada Now
CBC Television in British Columbia's CBC NEWS: CANADA NOW is a look at local, regional, national and international news as it breaks in a blended hour-long newscast co-hosted by anchors Gloria Macarenko and Ian Hanomansing.
Delivering the best national and international coverage, CBC NEWS: CANADA NOW brings together the talents of CBC journalists nationwide and across the globe and is seen weekday evenings across Canada on CBC Television.
Canada Now explores the demographic shift in aging and the impact it will have on Canadian life.
www.cbc.ca /canadanowbc   (318 words)

 British Columbia, Canada Model Beverage Container Recycling System
The regulation establishes a deposit-refund regime within which BEVERAGE BRAND-OWNERS are given control over the design and management of the recycling system while giving GOVERNMENT the role of setting environmental performance standards, monitoring results, and making corrective changes in the event the performance standards are not met.
The program is part of British Columbia's Industry Product Stewardship management system for product and packaging discards.
British Columbia has had a deposit/return program for soft drink and beer containers since the Litter Act was introduced in 1970.
www.grrn.org /beverage/deposits/british_columbia.html   (964 words)

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