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British Columbia - On a Map!

Name the geographical features of British Columbia on the map below, as well as the six biggest cities by census metropolitan population.
One feature doesn't appear on the map until you guess it!
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: October 19, 2020
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Geographical Features
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Feature
Valleys
Fraser Valley
Okanagan Valley
Mountain range
Canadian Rockies
Mountains
Mount Waddington
Mount Robson
National park
Yoho National Park
Provincial park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Archipelago
Haida Gwaii
Lake
Kootenay Lake
Biggest Cities
Pop
City
2.46 m
Vancouver
367 k
Victoria
194 k
Kelowna
180 k
Abbotsford
104 k
Nanaimo
103 k
Kamloops
13 Comments
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2020
Locations have been influenced somewhat by my experience as 'one of those annoying Albertan tourists'. The province is too big, however, and therefore the only notable lake I could feasibly include was Kootenay Lake, as Okanagan Lake, etc. were all too small on the map. Just note that lakes are a huge part of the BC geography.
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2020
Speaking of Kootenay Lake, I had a legendary time camping on the shores of the lake with some friends the summer after our high school graduation. We hiked down the side of a waterfall with all of our camping gear and set up a tent on the rocky beach. Later that evening an old man pulled up on a kayak and taught us to catch and dress a fish. It was a random, yet treasured encounter, and we were left with fresh fish for dinner. BC is such a wonderful province, although it is plagued with us Albertans in the summertime.
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Level 56
Oct 19, 2020
Nice Quiz! Btw, all answers seems to be in English on map expect Haida Gwaii. Which language is it in and why is it different from others?
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2020
Thank you! That language is Haida, the original language of Haida Gwaii and of the surrounding areas. Many place names here on this quiz have alternative, Indigenous names, and Haida has far less speakers than most other (living) Native Canadian languages, but the Haida people and their culture are still dominant on the islands. The languages I choose for the map can by subjective at times, although in some cases it can be controversial due to the politicisation of language, (less so in these neck of the woods).
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2020
The Indigenous languages of Pacific British Columbia are very unique, here is how the Comox language may be referred to as in their own language: Éy7á7juuthem. The number 7 stands in for a letter in this language.
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2020
I had no idea there was a park (and a mountain) named after Garibaldi in BC. A bit surprising actually! Great quiz!
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2020
It is so! The mountain was named soon after Italian Unification, so I'm guessing the fact it was recent is what inspired the name, and I can't find any other connection. I didn't even realise Garibaldi was an Italian name until I'd learnt about Giuseppe, years after hearing the mountain's name. Thanks for playing, as always :)
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Level 68
Oct 20, 2020
Garibaldi is an extremely interesting figure that not is studied that much even here in Italy, where he's quite celebrated. He also fought in South America, and the Lincoln government even asked him to lead armies for the Union in the American civil war!
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2020
That is fascinating! I guess he was well respected by the British, so perhaps that's how a mountain, lake (and later a park) got named after him in British Canada. I'm currently taking a class in Western History and it's a shame we don't learn more about figures such as him.
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Level 23
Oct 24, 2020
Keep on doing the Canadian quizzes. I love 'em.
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Level 70
Oct 24, 2020
Planning on it, I can never get enough Canadian quizzes myself. Glad you're enjoying these :D
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Level 58
Aug 24, 2021
No Whistler?
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Level 70
Aug 25, 2021
It was awkward to draw on the map, although Garibaldi Provincial Park in famous for skiing and borders the resort town of Whistler.