British Columbia is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and is known for its natural beauty, as reflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu. In 1871, it became the sixth province of Canada. Dominated by mountain ranges, it’s a major skiing destination.
British Columbia is a very mountainous region with a number of major ranges running mostly north-south from the coast to the border between BC and Alberta. Some of these ranges include the Rockies, the Selkirks, the Purcells and the Coastal Range. As with most places worth visiting, there is a little something for everyone here.