Definition of British Columbia in English:

British Columbia

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.

Pronunciation

British Columbia

/ˌbrɪtɪʃ kəˈlʌmbɪə/