British Columbia or BC is the westernmost province in Canada. Like much of the rest of Canada, it is a large place. British Columbia is a very mountainous region with a number of major ranges running mostly north-south from the coast to the border between BC and Alberta. Some of these ranges include the Rockies, the Selkirks, the Purcells and the Coastal Range.
The province also has the mildest winters in Canada on average, especially in coastal regions, making it popular with Canadians who are less enthusiastic about winter.