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Regions and School Districts

Located on Canada’s west coast, British Columbia is geographically and culturally diverse. Here is a brief overview of B.C.’s main regions:

The Greater Vancouver area of B.C., also known as the Lower Mainland, is one of the most populous regions in Canada and a beautiful place to learn and live.

From the high-rises of downtown Vancouver and Surrey to family-centred neighbourhoods, there is something for everyone.

In addition to its natural beauty, the Vancouver Island region offers high-quality education, easy travel to Vancouver and Seattle, and friendly cities and towns.

The provincial capital of B.C., Victoria, is also located at the southern end of Vancouver Island.

Travelling inland (east) from Vancouver, you will find beautiful vineyards, orchards, lakes, beaches and mountains, with hot, dry summers and excellent ski resorts for winter recreation.

The Kootenay region is B.C.’s Rocky Mountain playground located in the southeast area of the province.

Here you can enjoy powder skiing in the winter, and explore many lakes, hot springs and hiking trails.

The Northeast of B.C. spans from the Peace River Valley to the Rocky Mountains and is home to cities like Fort St. John, Prince George and Dawson Creek.

Northern B.C. is popular with people who love the wilderness experience of camping, fishing, hiking and other activities.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region is home to small towns like Bella Coola, Williams Lake and Quesnel.

The region offers outdoor adventure with fishing, hiking, and camping. You can even experience cowboy culture and gold panning!

* For more detailed information about British Columbia, visit Hello BC.

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