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Definition of the noun british columbia

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  1. a province in western Canada
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • instance of: Canadian province = Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
    • part of: Canada = a nation in northern North America
    • parts:
      • Pacific Northwest = a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
      • Nanaimo = a town in southwestern British Columbia on Vancouver Island to the west of Vancouver
      • Victoria = capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
      • Vancouver = a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island
      • Vancouver Island = an island off southwestern Canada
      • Inland Passage / Inside Passage = a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska
      • Queen Charlotte Sound = an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia
      • Selkirk Mountains = a range of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia
      • Takakkaw = a waterfall in southeastern British Columbia


British Columbia, also commonly referred to by its initials BC, is a province located on the west coast of Canada. British Columbia is also a component of the Pacific Northwest, along with the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. The province's name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858, reflecting its origins as the British remainder of the Columbia District of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1871, it became the sixth province of Canada. Its Latin motto is Splendor sine occasu.


  1. "British Columbia" is a book by Paul Michael Koroscil.
    • also known as "British Columbia: settlement history"
  2. "British Columbia" is a book by Paul Von Baich.
  3. "British Columbia" is a book by Frederic William Howay.
    • also known as "British Columbia, the making of a province"


British Columbia is an author.

  • written works: "Communicating without bias", "A strategy for change", "The 1981 B.C. mathematics assessment", "An energy policy statement", "Child abuse/neglect policy handbook", "The statutes of British Columbia up to and including the year 1888", "B.C. reg. 689/74", "Managing wildlife to 2001", "Recommendations for labour law reform", "Biomedical wastes in British Columbia", "Credibility, transparency & accountability", "The laws of British Columbia", "Ethnicity and seniors", "Enabling learners", "Mine regulation under the Mines Act", "Policing British Columbia in the year 2001", "Program directory", "Supreme Court rules, 1943", "Consolidated regulations of British Columbia", "Petroleum Corporation act", "Consumer credit and debt law", "Families sharing the caring", "Supported child care", "An act respecting agriculture and providing for the incorporation and regulation of agricultural associations and making provision for agricultural credits", "Company Act", "School taxation report", "Land Commission act", "The Path to Health and Wellness", "Review of Crown Corporations and Agencies", "British Columbia's constitutional proposals", "The 1985 British Columbia Mathematics Assessment", "Providing the framework", "Righting the wrong", "Provincial parks of British Columbia", "An ordinance for promoting the public health in the colony of British Columbia", "School Act, Chapter 61", "Compliance-with-authorities audits", "The revised statutes of British Columbia, 1979", "Independent Schools Support Act", "South Moresby Island wilderness proposal", "Bill 67", "The Government of British Columbia response to the Commission on Resources and Environment's public report and recommendations regarding issues arising from the Clayoquot land use decision, June 1, 1993", "Royal Commission on Electoral Reform, 1978", "Ombuds strategic plan, 1997-2001", "Strengthening small business in the 90s", "Commissioners' report", "Municipal act", "Reorganization highlights", "Stated cases", "Adults with hearing impairments"

Phrases with British Columbia

  1. British Columbia Doto
  2. British Columbia Crenella
  3. British Columbia Wildginger

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for British Columbia

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature in Canada (2002)

by William H. New

Tlingit isolate (northwestern British Columbia and adjacent Alaska) Kootenay (Krunaxa) isolate (southeastern British Columbia and adjacent United States) Salishan family Interior Salish Okanagan (south-central British ...

Google previewDictionary of Canadian Biography (1990)

by Francess G. Halpenny

Montreal AUM Archives de 1'universitd de Montreal PANS AVQ Archives de la ville de Quebec PAPEI BCHQ British Columbia Historical Quarterly BE Bureaux d 'enregistrement PCC BRH Le Bulletin des recherches historiques PRO CCHA ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

YHB Hudson Saskatchewan, Canada YHD Dryden, Ontario, Canada YHE Hope, British Columbia, Canada YHF Hearst, Ontario, Canada YHG Charlottetown, Newfoundland, Canada YHH Campbell River, British Columbia—Harbor YHM ...

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As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state. (Rick Larsen)
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