This is a photograph of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Flash animation content: The California Quail, once introduced for hunting, almost seems like a native species. Some introduced species don't disturb the ecosystem at all. First Peoples: The most recent totem pole in Thunderbird Park in Victoria was raised in 1999, and is dedicated to the Coast Salish people. History: One of the first establishments built in new communities usually was a hotel. The King Edward Hotel in Enderby, ca. 1940. Photo credits Vancouver City background image. Richard Cannings. California Quail. Stephen Cannings. Totem pole. Olive Quale, RBCM PN 23143.3a. The King Edward Hotel in Enderby. BC Archives E-05289
This is a link to a map of the cities of British Columbia with an optional close-up map of Vancouver and Victoria.

British Columbia is a land of mountains

and high plateaus – about three-quarters of its land lies above 1,000 metres in elevation and more than 18 per cent is rock, ice or tundra. More than 80 per cent of B.C.'s human population crowds into the coastal plains and deep valleys of the southern sixth of the province – where the land is flat, the soil fertile and the winters short. And not only are the lowlands crowded now, but population growth is fastest there. From 1986 to 1991, the Fraser Valley's population grew by 17 per cent. By 2016, the overall population of British Columbia is projected to reach 4.9 million, up 40 per cent from 1995.