Physical Geography

British Columbia is made up of four physical regions: a mountain system along its west coast that includes the Coast Mountain Range and the Insular Mountains that form Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands); a mountain system to the east that includes the Rocky and Columbia Mountain Ranges; the rolling grasslands and forests of the Interior and Stikine Plateaux; and a segment of the continent’s Great Interior Plains referred to as Peace River country, which lies in its north-eastern corner.

BC is laced through with lakes, marshes, rivers and streams that support wildlife in abundance. It has a highly celebrated system of parks, created to protect its diverse ecosystems for conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study. 14% of BC’s land base is protected.


While natural resources (such as fish, minerals, hydroelectricity and timber) have always been the backbone of BC’s economy, newer industries such as eco-tourism, agri-tourism, film and high tech have become important economic drivers over the last decade.


The population of BC is concentrated around the cities of Vancouver (pop. 2.4 million) and Victoria (pop. 359,000). Other major population centres include: Kelowna (pop. 188,000), Kamloops (pop. 101,000), Nanaimo (pop. 102,000), Prince George (pop. 88,000), Vernon (pop. 60,000), Penticton (pop. 45,000), Campbell River (pop. 39,000) and Cranbrook (pop. 26,000).


Ten mountain ranges that push west from The Rockies in a crowded parade until they fall into the Pacific. Thousand year old trees that deftly divide the light falling on an impossibly green forest floor. Glacier-fed streams that pour through steep valleys to join swollen rivers.

Workplace safety

  • I will ask people who know how to do let them teach me.
  • I will pay attention to my steps.
  • I will wear work shirt.


I will help them when they need me

I will keep stay in my work area, do not affect others.

The Mathew story is the most resonate with me, because it is very important to tell me that I need to be careful about safety when I work and at places where I hurt myself. As a newcomer to ask, do not do or do not have to do something to ask others to help.