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It's Official

  • 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.