Meaning of British Columbia in English:

British Columbia

Pronunciation /ˌbrɪtɪʃ kəˈlʌmbɪə/

proper noun

  • A province on the west coast of Canada; population 4,113,487 (2006); capital, Victoria. Formed in 1866 by the union of Vancouver Island (a former British colony) and the mainland area, then called New Caledonia, the province includes the Queen Charlotte Islands.