B.C. entered Canadian confederation in 1871.
Our provincial motto is “Splendor Sine Occasu” which translates as "splendor without diminishment."
Our capital is Victoria, located on Vancouver Island.
Steven L. Point was installed October 1, 2007 as British Columbia's 28th Lieutenant Governor and the first Aboriginal person to hold the post.
Our premier is Christy Clark, leader of the B.C. Liberal Party. She is the province's 35th premier.
Click here for a list of all the premiers of British Columbia, from 1871 to today.