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British Columbia True or False

See if you can find which of these facts about this Canadian province are true or false!
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Last updated: February 3, 2021
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1. British Columbia is half the size of the United Kingdom.
True
False
British Columbia is 4x the size of Great Britain!
2. Half of all British Columbians live in Vancouver.
True
False
3. British Columbia borders the most other US states.
True
False
Quebec borders 4: Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. BC only borders 3.
4. British Columbia is one of the top producers of blueberries.
True
False
...and cranberries too!
5. BC's capital is Vancouver.
True
False
BC's capital is Victoria, named after Queen Victoria.
6. British Columbia was the first Canadian province founded.
True
False
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were the first provinces.
7. James Cook first discovered British Columbia.
True
False
He discovered it in 1778.
8. Vancouver Island is the largest island in Canada (Not in Nunavut).
True
False
Newfoundland is more than 3x bigger than Vancouver Island.
9. British Columbia is the warmest Canadian province or territory.
True
False
BC has the shortest periods of frost and flowers bloom as early as February.
10. British Columbia has the longest coastline of any province.
True
False
Nunavut has 9x the length of coastline that BC has!
11. British Columbia is home to 89% of wild grizzly bears in North America.
True
False
Unfortunately, due to over hunting and human expansion, the number of grizzlies has declined. BC is now home to 25% of all grizzly bears in North America.
12. British Columbia is so large, only 30 countries are larger than it.
True
False
13. British Columbia is the only province that shares two borders with the United States.
True
False
One with the continental US and one with Alaska
14. Due to lack of electricity, citizens have to rely on other forms of power, like solar or wind.
True
False
Due to BC's size, only large or medium cities have electricity
15. British Columbia does not have many islands; most of them were taken by Alaska.
True
False
BC has over 6,000 islands!
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Level 33
Aug 15, 2021
2. Vancouver isn't half the population, unless your including Metro Vancouver (all the surrounding cities).

7. First Nations people were here first, then maybe Juan de Fuca, then maybe Drake, then Quadra.

9. Parts of B.C. are warm. Other parts are extremely cold. PEI is warmer on average.

10. Nunavut is a territory, but Newfoundland has a longer coastline than B.C. as well.

14. Electricity is in almost every settlement, of any size. Much of it is hydroelectric.

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Level 70
Oct 21, 2023
BC also borders 4 US states: Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska.