Feature Type:Province - The principle administrative division of Canada, as established by Articles of Conderation or by Constitutional Amendment.
Status: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Western-most province in Canada
Latitude-Longitude: 53°59'59"N, 125°00'05"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: MCR003
Origin Notes and History:

"British Columbia" and the approved French form, "Colombie-Britannique", identified as names of pan-Canadian significance per Treasury Board Circular 1983-58, 23 November 1983.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office