- a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.
- a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 196 383 (2004 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles)Abbreviation: BC
Province in western, bordered by to the east; , , and to the south; the to the west; and the and the to the north.