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British Columbia Day

Join us on British Columbia Day to toast to Canada's breathtaking westernmost province, filled with vibrant cities, untamed wilderness, and rich history!
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Raise a glass to the spectacular landscapes and vibrant culture of Canada's westernmost province on British Columbia Day, which falls on August 5. Did you know that this patriotic holiday was first established in 1974, and is celebrated each year on the first Monday in August? The day is intended to recognize the irreplaceable contributions of our predecessors, and to celebrate the diverse cultures that enrich the province today. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking beauty, rich history and cultural diversity of our beloved province - British Columbia! So get ready, because it's time to celebrate British Columbia Day in all its splendor!

History of British Columbia Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1871</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>British Columbia Joins Canada</div><div class='timeline-text'>British Columbia became the sixth province to join the Canadian Confederation on July 20, 1871.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Provincial Flag Adoption</div><div class='timeline-text'>The provincial flag of British Columbia was officially adopted on June 14, 1958, representing the province's distinctive identity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of BC Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The British Columbia Day Act was first introduced in the provincial legislature in 1974, establishing the statutory holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expo 86</div><div class='timeline-text'>Vancouver hosted the World Exposition in 1986 showcasing British Columbia’s culture, innovation, and vibrancy to international visitors.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Vancouver Winter Olympics</div><div class='timeline-text'>British Columbia hosted the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010, highlighting the province's natural beauty and hospitality.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate British Columbia Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Explore BC's stunning wilderness</h3><p class='facts-text'>British Columbia is known for its breathtaking landscapes. So step out into the wild and visit some of BC's beautiful parks, forests, and mountains for a hike, bike, or lakeside picnic. Don't forget your camera to capture the exceptional scenic views!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sip on local wines</h3><p class='facts-text'>British Columbia is home to some world-class vineyards. Visit a local winery or host a BC themed wine tasting at home. Savour the elegant notes of Pinot Noir, vibrant Sauvignon Blancs or any other BC wines that tickle your fancy.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dive into BC's history</h3><p class='facts-text'>Spend the day exploring BC's rich history and cultural roots! Visit museums, heritage sites or First Nation's cultural centres. Or take a historic walking tour in one of many cities that have them and learn something new about this diverse province.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Feast on locally sourced foods</h3><p class='facts-text'>Celebrate BC day by indulging in the province's gourmet landscape. Whether you decide to cook a meal with locally grown ingredients or dine at a farm-to-table restaurant, take the time to savour and appreciate the local produce that the province offers.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Enjoy a beach day</h3><p class='facts-text'>With over 25,725 kilometers of coastline, British Columbia offers a plethora of stunning beaches. Head out for a beach day with family or friends - play some beach cricket, swim in the ocean, build sandcastles, or simply sit and admire the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean.</p></div></div>

Why We Love British Columbia Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day to appreciate our beautiful province</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On British Columbia Day, we take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities and rich history that make up this beloved province. Whether it's the rugged mountains, pristine parks, or the bustling city life, there's something for everyone to love in British Columbia.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day of cultural celebration</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>This day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the diverse cultures that enrich the province. We can explore museums, heritage sites or First Nation's cultural centres and appreciate the multifaceted cultural tapestry of British Columbia.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day for local indulgence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>British Columbia Day allows us to indulge in local pleasures, from savouring wines produced in local vineyards to dining on locally-sourced foods. It's a day for us to discover and relish the gourmet landscape of British Columbia and appreciate the abundance the province provides.</p></div></div>

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