KidZone Geography - Canadian Provinces
British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia is the western most Canadian province. Victoria is the capital city.
The Rocky Mountains run down the border of Alberta and British Columbia and extend into the United States.
Check out our photo tour of British Columbia if you'd like to see more of the scenery of the province or if you need photos for a school project.
You can find out a lot of interesting information about the province at http://www.gov.bc.ca/
Photo by Leanne Guenther
little creek outside Cranbrook, BC
Free Printable Worksheets:
- British Columbia flag worksheet
- British Columbia map and response worksheet
- British Columbia map - Name the Capital City
- British Columbia map - Name the Province
- British Columbia provincial bird with labels worksheet
- British Columbia provincial bird coloring page
- British Columbia provincial flower with labels worksheet
- British Columbia provincial flower coloring page
Free On-Line Activities:
- British Columbia provincial flower jigsaw puzzle
- Coast Salish artwork jigsaw puzzle
- British Columbia Scenery on-line jigsaw puzzles
The Provincial Flag
The British Columbia provincial flag was adopted in 1960. It depicts the Union Jack on the top. The bottom shows blue and white wavy lines topped by a setting sun. The lines represent the Pacific Ocean (BC's West coast) and the Rocky Mountains (BC's Eastern border)
The Provincial Flower
The Pacific dogwood was declared British Columbia's provincial flower in 1956. It grows in the Western part of the province, mainly near streams.
The Provincial Bird
The Steller's Jay was adopted as British Columbia's provincial bird on December 17, 1987.
It is an omnivore, feeding on eggs, insects, nuts, seeds and acorns. Each year, breeding pairs lay 2 to 6 eggs.
Other Links you might like:
- DLTK's Blog Post: "Reconnecting at Lake O'Hara"
- Canadian book recommendations
- Canadian coloring pages
- Canadian crafts for kids
- Canadian printable puzzle
- Canadian trivia with MAPLE bingo cards
- DLTK's multigenerational trip to Victoria
- photo tour of BC
- FirstNations Peoples coloring pages
- First Nations crafts for kids
- Why Bat Has No Friends - a Native American Legend