It’s an area that shares similar climate, landscapes, animals and plants.
BC has nine ecoprovinces, each with special features that make it different from anywhere else in the province. The ecoprovince you live in is connected to every other ecoprovince through the air, water and animals that move from place to place.
This EcoMap will help you learn about the amazing plant and animal beings in your ecoprovince and those of other ecoprovinces of BC, too! You can read about each being’s appearance, life cycle, habits and if they are endangered.
Many First Nations have lived in each of these areas since time immemorial. They have longstanding relationships with these plants, animals and places. This EcoMap is a starting point for learning about how First Nations have traditionally used and continue to use many plants we know in BC today.
If you find words that are new to you, click on the Glossary to find a list of words with their meanings. The glossary will open up in a new window so you can keep it open while exploring plants and animals.