British Columbia, the third-largest province in Canada is located in the westernmost part of the country. It is the sixth province to be formed in Canada in the year 1871. Geographically, it is a part of the Pacific Northwest, along with several other US states such as Oregon and Washington. British Columbia is known for many things. The third-largest metropolitan area in the country, Vancouver, lies in this province. Victoria is the capital of the province, which is the 15th largest metropolitan region in Canada.
British Columbia mainly consists of a resource-based economy. The province is the ending point of the transcontinental railways. International trade is done by pacific ports whose major sites are located here. Due to having mild weather, the province is agriculturally rich despite only having less than 5 per cent of arable land. British Columbia has an even climate where outdoor tourism & recreation are normally encouraged. Although it has helped the economic growth of the province, the main source of economic growth has been resource extraction, specifically logging and mining. Even though the coastal areas & certain valleys in the south-central part of the province have mild weather, the climate of the majority of the province has a varying climate that consists of a cold winter temperate to a subarctic climate.
The province is considered to be a gateway to the Pacific due to having a coastal location. Also, the province has various mountain ranges such as Whistler-Blackcomb where adventure activities such as skiing and snowboarding can be done. The valleys are known for the cultivation of fresh fruits & vegetables. The coastal areas of the province is an excellent beach spot where all people can relax, surf, etc.