Population (2010 estimate):
4, 494, 232
Motto on Licence Plate:
Beautiful British Columbia
Royal Warrant of King Edward VII, March 31, 1906 Crest and followers thought by Province later granted by Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II, October 15, 1987
Gazetted, December 5, 1987
Date Entered Confederation:
British Columbia joined Confederation on July 20, 1871. Some colonists viewed it with a feeling of reluctance and reduction. Senior officials lamented the demise associated with colony’s old political establishments, and also the proven fact that the province would simply take sales from Ottawa. However, there were many whom viewed Confederation as a brand new start, and a way from an economic depression.
In British Columbia, the rose associated with the dogwood tree (Cornus nuttalli) became the state flowery emblem in 1956. The columbine had been recommended.
Steller’s jay (Cyanacitta stelleri) can be bought throughout British Columbia. It absolutely was adopted as province’s official bird on December 17, 1987, in line with the outcomes of a province-wide vote.
West Red Cedar
The western purple cedar (Thuja plicata donn), which British Columbia followed as its authoritative tree on February 18, 1988, plays a key part within the customs and lore of western Coast native populations. The tree can also be an important industrial resource the province.