), these are some of our reasons, based on a combined 88 years of living here, the last 10 of which we have spent compiling the Encyclopedia of BC.
During the time we worked on the EBC we were reminded every day of a new "best thing" about BC, so it was a challenge to pick an even 100 and call them the best. We're ready for all the second guessing—in fact, we invite it.
BC Vital Statistics BC Milestones in History The 100 Best Things About BC Total area of BC: 947,800 sq km2006 population: 4,648,055 (13.1% of Canadian population; third most populous province)Percentage of population living in Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island: 62%Length of the coastline: 27,200 km (including shorelines of islands)Number of national parks: 7Number of provincial parks: about 640 (new ones are being created all the time)Largest provincial park: Tweedsmuir (9,896.16 sq km)Three highest mountains: Mt Fairweather (4,671 m); Mt Quincy Adams (4,150 m); Mt Waddington (4,019 m)Highest point on Vancouver Island: Golden Hinde (2,195 m)Size of Vancouver Island: 31,284 sq km Population of Vancouver Island (2011): 759,366BC's aboriginal population (2011): 232,290 (5% of total population)Three highest waterfalls: Della Falls (440 m); Takakkaw Falls (254 m); Hunlen Falls (253 m)Length of the Trans-Canada Hwy in BC: 961 km Three longest rivers: Fraser R (1,399 km); Columbia R (763 km in BC); Skeena R (621 km)Official bird: Steller's jay Official motto: Splendor sine occasu Official tree: red cedar Official flower: Pacific dogwood Official stone: BC jade Wettest spot: Henderson Lake (8,997.1 mm of rain in 1997)Tallest tree: the Carmanah Giant, a 95.8 m Sitka spruce Three largest natural lakes entirely in BC: Babine Lk (495 sq km); Kootenay Lk (407 sq km); Ootsa Lk (404 sq km)Lowest recorded temperature: -58.9 degrees C, Smith River, 1947Highest recorded temperature: 44.4 degrees C, Lytton, 1941Total length of paved roads (2011): 48,200 km Number of registered road motor vehicles (2015): 3,092,030Highest paved road in BC: Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass (el 1,774 m), between Salmo and Creston [To the top] What milestones or major events would you add to this list? [To the top] This list was first published in the Vancouver Sun on December 30, 2000. Things that contain the flavour of life west of the Rockies.Every year the United Nations declares Canada to be the best place in the world to live. Everyone has their own reasons for appreciating the province.The undisputed leader in the dating market in France and Europe, Meetic is the only brand to offer so many dating services, accessible from all technologies – wearables, smartphone, tablet, website – and Meetic is also the first organizer of In Real Life events.Combining technological innovation capacity and trust with its customers, Meetic is a step ahead in dating with optimism and humanity.Rate people you think are hot or not on our free online dating site atlanta Boston brooklyn Calgary chicago columbus DALLAS Edmonton Hamilton houston Jacksonville london los angeles manchester Melbourne miami montreal New York orlando ottawa san diego Seattle surrey Sydney Tampa Toronto vancouver Victoria Windsor Winnipeg If your city is not listed here we still have lots of hot girls and hot guys in other cities.
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A hundred thousand people try it every year, making Grouse the most hiked mountain in world.
There's an easier way to get up too, the Skyride: a giant airborne gondola that departs every 15 minutes.
Flanked by the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, Nakusp is the product of a rich history dating back to the Silvery Slocan mining boom of the 1890s.
Since then, industries have come and gone, but locals have stayed for the incredible quality of life here.
Compiled by Sulakshana Gupta and Anna Leach Stroll through the lively market, browse boutiques or picnic with the pigeons on Granville Island, one of the most popular spots in Vancouver.