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British Columbia is a stunning province on Canada’s west coast. From vibrant Vancouver to the mountains and Vancouver Island, discover the breathtaking wonder of British Columbia Canada.

British Columbia offers diverse experiences, from food and wine of the Thompson Okanagan region to sailing around the islands of Vancouver Island.

Love skiing? Whistler, Sun Peaks, Big White, Silverstar and a host of other world-class ski resorts are in British Columbia.

What is British Columbia famous for?

British Columbia is a known for its stunning mountains, Vancouver Island and the lovely city of Vancouver. Vancouver is one of the largest and certainly one of the most beautiful urban centers in Canada.

Why do they call it British Columbia?

The name British Columbia was chosen by Queen Victoria when it became a British colony in 1858. The name British Columbia is a reflection of the province’s origins as the British remainder of the Columbia District of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

How many cities are there in British Columbia?

There are 51 cities in British Columbia. The largest city is Vancouver while the smallest city is Greenwood.

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