British Columbia

Beautiful British Columbia: home of forested land, rugged, mountainous terrain, and is the only province in Canada that is located right beside the great Pacific Ocean, hence this province being well known for its beauty and splendor. However don't expect to see questions only about BC's geography and habitats, as there are also active industries, people and different places, among other things to discuss!

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Oregon
Road Distance
Maps and Directions
British Columbia

What is the best way to go from Portland Oregon to Vancouver British Columbia?

Driving north on the Interstate Freeway 5 to the Canadian border followed by Highway 99 north to the city of Vancouver, takes approximately 6 h. Distance is about 525 km. Allow more for rest stops, etc., and lineups at the border.

Alaska Airlines and Air BC (connector subsidiary of Air Canada) fly between the two cities. The flight takes less than an hour.

Amtrak runs trains up the west coast from Portland to Vancouver. Only one train a day (from Seattle) makes it as far as Vancouver. Otherwise there is a bus connector from Seattle to Vancouver.

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  • A trip by boat from Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, British Columbia, is probably the slowest way to go. Unless, of course, you consider riding on mule back. You can drive from Portland to Seattle, in about 3 hours. You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in about two and one-half hours, plus whatever time you need to spend clearing customs at the border.
  • Vancouver Washington is just north of Portland across the Columbia River. Take I-5 or I-205 bridge and your there. For Vancouver BC Canada I-5 north and a ferry from Seattle or Anacortes.
  • From SW PORTLAND, OR to VANCOUVER, WA: take I-5 North to I-84 East to 1-205 and cross the 205 bridge -- signs to Vancouver are frequent and easy to follow.
  • There is a wonderful Amtrak train that goes from Portland to Seattle, and then another train that goes from Seattle to Vancouver. Very scenic (along the shore for much of the trip) and relaxing. Takes about 8 hours from Portland to Vancouver (see amtrak.com), just about two hours longer than driving. Makes very short (2 min) stops at several cities along the way. If you go, pay the extra money for "Business Class". Free food/drink tickets, bigger seats, reserved seats, no children. Well worth it.
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English to French
British Columbia

How do you spell mister in French?

Mister is "monsieur" in French.

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British Columbia
Japan

How big is Japan compared to British Columbia?

BC is 944,735 square kilometers (364,764 square miles). Japan is 377,835 sq. km., or 145,883 square miles. BC is about two and a half times as large as Japan.

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British Columbia

What does British Columbia license plate say?

"Beautiful British Columbia." There is an optional slogan, "The Best Place on Earth," but it's not as popular as you might think. "The Best Place on Earth" slogan came from the Olympic plates that were created to promote and fund the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. These license plates may not be as popular because they were only sold for a limited number of years (production and sale will stop in 2012), and they also cost an extra sum of money to purchase these specialized plates. B.C.'s provincial slogan is slowly and by popular demand going back to "Super, Natural British Columbia."

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Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver

Is Vancouver an overrated travel destination?

That depends on what the traveller is looking for. It's like asking if a certain movie is overrated. Everyone looks for something different in a travel destination. Vancouver is clean, huge, multicultural and stunningly gorgeous. It offers just about every sports and leisure activity you could want. Skiing, windsurfing, hiking, world-class dining, theatre, concerts, whale watching, fishing, festivals, and even a legal nude beach. The greater Vancouver area has about 1.5 million people and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and ocean islands. The people (by American standards) are polite. The best time to travel is from May to the end of September. Vancouver gets very little snow in the winter but many days of rain.

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Australia
British Columbia
Brisbane

Is Brisbane city bigger city than Vancouver city?

The population of Vancouver is 2,116,581. The population of Brisbane is 2,004,262. Vancouver is bigger by a mere 112,319.

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Kenya
Time Zones
British Columbia

How many hours in Kenya ahead of Vancouver Canada?

Kenya is 11 hours ahead.

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Landforms
Road Distance
British Columbia
Vancouver

What is the distance between Port Moody and Vancouver British Columbia?

Port Moody is about 26 kilometers (16 miles) east of Vancouver.

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Baking
English to French
Cakes
British Columbia

How do you spell cupcakes in French?

Petits gâteaux simply means little cakes and will suffice as a description for cup cakes.

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Canada
Flight Times
British Columbia

How long is the flight from London Ontario Canada to Bloomington Minnesota?

Total distance: 707 km (439 mi)

Total duration: 3hr 18min (4hr 33min with connections)

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England
Canada
Bodies of Water
British Columbia

What bodies of water does British Columbia have?

British Columbia has a coast on the Pacific Ocean. Many coastal waterways are significant, including the Strait of Georgia, Queen Charlotte Sound, and Dixon Entrance. There are dozens of sizable lakes, including Williston, Atlin, Kootenay, Okanagan and Shuswap Lake. Major rivers include the Fraser, Columbia, Thompson, Peace, and Skeena River.

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Canada
UK History
British Columbia

When did British Columbia become a part of Canada?

British Columbia became a British colony in 1858. It joined Canada in the year 1871.

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British Columbia

What are the natural resources of British Columbia?

Lumber, copper, coal, natural gas, oil, zinc, gold, silver, nickel, iron, and fish are the main natural resources of British Columbia.

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Flight Times
British Columbia

What is the flight time from London Ontario to Victoria British Columbia?

Total air time is about 6 hours. Unfortunately there is no direct flights so layover times are added to that. On average it can take 8-9 hours to get there.

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Canada
History of Canada
British Columbia

Why did British Columbia not want to join Confederation?

British Columbia did want to join Confederation, but BC had not been part of the original negotiations. Therefore Britain told BC to wait until the new dominion became established. Four years later, BC joined Confederation.

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British Columbia

What is the Call sign of Vancouver airport in British Columbia?

YVR

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Travel & Places
British Columbia

Where is British Columbia?

British Columbia is the province on the west coast of Canada, to the west of Alberta. It is also north of of the US states of Washington and Idaho.
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What are the richest cities in British Columbia?

west vancouver and shawnessy

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History of Canada
Canada Entertainment and Arts
Canada Literature and Language
British Columbia

What happened after the gold rush in British Columbia?

Some people left for other countries, some stayed and settle in that country. Some still went on and search for gold.

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Estates
Probate
British Columbia

What is the fee an executor of an estate receives in Wisconsin?

Sometimes people who make up their Wills will have a clause pertaining to this very subject, but most never do. I have it in my Will for my Executrix. It's generally 1% - 5%, but if you go for 4% - 5% it could be questionable by the courts and reduced. I'd go for an even 3%.

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Canada
British Columbia

What is British Columbia's size compared to the US?

Bristish Columbia is 364764 square miles, it is the Western most Province of Canada, and due to its large size has seven climactic zones, from a rain forest on the coast to an actual desert in the interior. In Comparison to Texas, which comes in at 268601 square miles. Therefore BC is 1.4 times the size of Texas. In total the USA is 3,537,441 square miles, therefore BC represnets about 10% by comparison.

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Politics and Government
Britain in WW2
Flags
British Columbia

What does the British Columbia Flag look like?

It has a yellow sun, and in the backround there is blue and white wavy lines and then a red cross and then red diagnol lines coming out from that and white is around that and blue is in the backround and there is a crown in the middle of the red cross! The red cross is squished in the top. It's confusing but just go to Google Images and type in "British Columbia's Flag" to see what I mean!

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Rules of the Road
Motorcycle Law
British Columbia

How old do you have to be to get a motorcycle licence?

Answer:It depends entirely on where you live and what you want to ride. In England its 16 to ride a 50cc moped.
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British Columbia

Is there a GAP in Prince George BC?

Unfortunately not!!

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Driving Times
British Columbia
Edmonton

How many hours does it take to drive to Kelowna BC from Edmonton AB?

Google Maps estimates the driving time as 11 hours and 28 minutes.

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