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British Columbia is the most westerly province in Canada. The BC mainland and the islands rest on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The British Columbia coastline extends over 27,000 kilometres long and over half of the province has little to no human interaction.
The capital of British Columbia, Canada is the City of Victoria located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria is known as the "Cycling Capital of Canada" and the "City of Gardens".
Cranberries and blueberries (top 3 producer in the world); world’s largest hockey stick (located in Duncan BC); “The Hanging Garden Tree” on Meares Island (oldest red cedar tree on record at a ripe old age of 1500+ years old); Nanaimo Bathtub Racing Capital of the World (Nanaimo); the longest unsupported cable car in the world (whistler); Kermode Bear ( the white bear "Spirit Bear" only found in BC); black bears (1/4 live in BC); Pacific Flyway (migration route over BC for millions of birds); last spike (the completion of Canada's railway in Craigellachie); and the oldest Chinatown in Canada (Victoria).
British Columbia has the 2nd largest parks system in Canada. Some of the highlights in BC include Della Falls in Strathcona Provincial Park (highest waterfall in Canada measuring 440 metres high); Tweedsmuir Park (BC's largest provincial park measuring at 989,000 hectares); Osoyoos Lake (warmest freshwater lake in Canada); longest river in BC (Fraser River measuring 1400 kms); Khutzeymateen Provincial Park (Canada's only Grizzly Bear Reserve); Wineries (there are said to be over 870 vineyards in BC); and the Pacific Crest Trail (northern entrance to one of the worlds longest trails is in Manning Park).