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Facts about British Columbia - coat of arms, flag, flower, dimensions,
stats & more !
Repositories in BC – links and addresses for all community,
corporate & academic archives in BC, including a description
of the extent, nature and scope of their holdings.
Archives – on-line access to the province’s Vital Statistics,
visual & cartographic records.
History site – comprehensive links to sources & sites by
category, including historical associations, collections & academic
resources; periodicals & publishers of British Columbiana and
Canadiana; online exhibits; awards, scholarships, announcements
& conferences about and for historians; links to archives world-wide
that have BC historical content in their collections.
Geographical Names Database – a registry of all official names
in Canada, updated at varying intervals from provincial & territorial
Geographical Names Educational Resources - information about
Canada's provinces, territories, capital cities and national parks;
origins of some Aboriginal com munity names; and selected
articles about place names across the country. Guidelines for translating
Names Board of Canada - a national committee, dating back to
1897, comprised of a representative from each province and territory,
and from various federal departments concerned with mapping, translation,
statistics, archives, defence, national parks and Indian lands.
The GNBC is co-ordinated by a Secretariat in Ottawa; the Secretariat
itself has no power to accept or reject a particular name (the authority
to accept or reject geographical names lies with the province or
territory where the feature is situated, or the federal agency that
administers the property).
Hudson’s Bay Company Archives - holdings, inter-library loans
and on-line resources.
of Settlements, Electoral Districts & MLA's - alphabetical
listing of communities in British Columbia, and their respective
electoral district and MLA.
& History Navigator - Heritage Map Museum’s comprehensive
links to history & cartography resources worldwide, organized
by geographic region, theme and historical timeline.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names – locate named places throughout
the world using the official, vernacular, historic or English name;
contains entries for 900,000 places world-wide, plus dates of incorporation
- a huge genealogy site featuring how-to guides, searchable
databases, and international bulletin boards.
Geographical Names – query by name to access almost 2 million
physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
The Bureau is committed to provide client-focused, high quality, integrated Crown
land and resource management and information services to British Columbians.
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Your query accesses the BC Geographical Names Information System
(BCGNIS), the master database for British Columbia's place names.