The Colombia-British or C-B (in English, British Columbia or BC ) is most Western of the Canadian provinces . It was the sixth province to join the Canadian Confédération, the seventh if the territories are included. In 2001, the population counted 4 095 934 inhabitants (Britanno-Colombians).
The capital of the Colombia-British is Victoria, at the south-eastern end of the Vancouver Island. The principal metropolis of the province is Vancouver, with the south-western corner of continental Canada.
The Colombia-British goes along the peaceful coast of Canada. The areas bordering are the Alaska in the North-West, the Yukon and the Territoires of the North-West in north, the Alberta in the east, and the States of Washington, Idaho and Montana in the south.
The areas located at north have cold and snow-covered winters. The southern area of the Vancouver Island enjoys a moderated climate, moderated by the Current of Kuroshio of the Pacific Ocean. Inside the grounds the estival temperatures can be rather hot, and even heats, since there exist several semi-arid areas in the province, for example close to the towns of Osoyoos and Lillooet. A single place as a Colombia-British is called the Coast of the Sun. One of the cities, Gibsons, gained a drinking water contest. It is the only city with best water in the world. The highest temperatures recorded turn around 43,3°C.
Maritime climate of the west of mountain
The flower of the Dogwood (in English: pacific dogwood ) is the symbol of the Colombia-British.
The Colombia-British was initially made up of two British colonies: the Vancouver Island and the New Caledonia (the Colombia-British continental current; not to confuse with the French territory of the same name). The colony of Island-of-Vancouver was created in 1849; New Caledonia in 1858. Both were amalgamated in 1866 under the name of Colombia-British, in reference to the river Columbia which crosses the province. In the beginning, in French, one spoke about the Colombia-English (see certificates with the article “Colombia-English” of the Wiktionnaire).
The area of Cariboo (“central Interior”) undergoes a Gold rush in 1862-1865. That created a fast flow of minors and colonists, about 30.000 people. This period is commemorated in the Path of the gold rush - a whole of historical places of Lillooet until Barkerville and beyond. Some of the cities along this road are numbered according to their distance to the end of the navigable channel of the river Fraser, of which most known are 70 Mile House, 100 Mile House, 108 Mile House, and 150 Mile House.
The reasons of the decision of the Britanno-Colombians to join the Dominion of Canada into 1871 were numerous. There were the fear of annexation to the the United States, the crushing debt created by the rapid growth of the population and the need of governmental services to support them, and the end of the gold rush and the light depression which had accompanied it.
The Colombia-British became province of the dominion of Canada the July 20th 1871, following the promise of the Dominion to build a railway line connecting the peaceful coast to the provinces of the East. The the Canadian Pacific through the Rocky Mountains was built with difficulty between 1875-1885.
The ethnic relations were a little delicate in particular during the Second world war when the residents of Japanese ascent were put in concentration camps.
The province is known for its mountainous landscapes and its spectacular fjords which in the open air constitute the context for an increasing industry of adventures and of ecotourism.
The valley of the Okanagan becomes an important zone of vineyard. The ski station of Whistler of which the road access will be improved soon in the sight of the OJ of 2010 is of international level. The ski slopes provide, the summer, a great quantity of bays which explode the population of black Ours (more than one hundred ten thousand and one about fifteen thousand for the Grizzly S). The municipality set up installations like dustbins at special opening, electric fences and groups of safety equipped with weapons with plastic balls to maintain them out of the perimeter.
The road which connects Vancouver and Whistler, two of the sites which will accommodate the Winter Olympics of 2010, will be strongly improved, equipped with a network of production and supply in Hydrogène including seven in particular service station. On the other hand a Railroad in shuttle is not with the program.
Whistler offers one of the greatest out-track field of the world during the winters as well as many km of track of vtt during the summer
Personalities of the Colombia-British
- Alexander Myllykoski, Minister for the Colombia-British
- Benjemin Claude, Minister of Yukon
- Frederik Christensen, Minister of Quebec
- Kristin Kreuk, Vancouver
- Joe Sakic, Burnaby
- Devon Sawa, Vancouver
- Gil Bellows, actor
- Michael Bublé, singer/interprets
- Raymond Burr, actor
- Kim Campbell, first woman Prime Minister of Canada
- Yvonne De Carlo, actress
- Kim Cattrall, actress
- Pamela Anderson, actress/mannequin born with Ladysmith
- James Doohan, actor
- Judith Forst, singer of opera (contralto)
- Michael J. Fox, actor and militant against the Parkinson's disease
- Terry Fox, athlete
- Jean-Jacques Caux, Exploring Pioneer/
- Gift Francks, actor
- Nelly Furtado, singer
- Ben Heppner, singer of opera (tenor)
- James Hill, musician
- Joshua Jackson, actor
- Joe Keithley, punk singer (Joey Shithead)
- Diana Krall, musician
- Leon Mandrake, magician
- Greg Moore, racing driver
- Carrie-Anne Moss, actress
- Steve Nash, Better player of NBA
- Camwood Neely, player of hockey
- Jimmy Pattison, businessman and member of Fortune 500
- Jason Priestley, actor
- Ryan Reynolds, actor
- Dorothy Stratten, actress/mannequin
- David Suzuki, erudite biologist (Genetic, environmental lawyer)
- Margaret Trudeau, former woman of the Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau
- Larry Walker, player of baseball
- Anthony Wilden, professor in communication with the University Simon Fraser, Burnaby
- Steve Yzerman, hockey player
- Hayden Christensen, actor
- Stephanie Dixon, athlete
- Political of the Colombia-British
- regional District of the Colombia-British
- List of the Prime Ministers for the Colombia-British
- List of the lieutenant-governors of Colombia-British
- List of the governors of Colombia-British - colonial
- List of the governors of the Vancouver Island
- List of the governors of Colombia (Canada) - Company of Hudson Bay (Hbc)
- List of the governors of New Caledonia (Canada) - Company of Hudson Bay (Hbc)
- List of governors of Stikine (territory)
- List of the governors of the Islands of the Queen-Charlotte (territory)
- List of the towns of Colombia-British
- Elections of Colombia-British
Kim Campbell, of Alberni Port, on the Vancouver Island became in 1993 the first woman with becoming Prime Minister of Canada.
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