Welcome to Sierra Club BC’s EcoMap!


Northern Boreal Mountains

Moose, Deer, Willow Trees, and Long Winters. Click here if you live near Atlin, Dease Lake, Cassiar, or Telegraph Creek.


Taiga Plains

Marten, Black Spruce Wetlands, and Long Cold Winters. Click here if you live near Fort Nelson.


Boreal Plains

Wolverine, Grasslands, Sunny Summers, and Cold Winters. Click here if you live near Fort St. John or Dawson Creek.


Sub- Boreal Interior

Boreal Owl, Bunchberry, and high elevation plateaus. Click here if you live near Prince George or Mackenzie.


Coast and Mountains

Cedar Trees, Banana Slugs, Bald Eagles, and Rain. Click here if you live near Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte City, Bella Coola, Port Hardy or Whistler.


Central Interior

Bears, Spruce Trees, Warm Summers, and Cool Winters. Click here if you live near Williams Lake, Quesnel or Smithers.


Southern Interior Mountains

Elk, Mountains, Thick Forests, and Snow. Click here if you live near McBride, Revelstoke, Nelson, or Fernie.


Southern Interior

Ponderosa Pines, Owls, Coyotes, and Hot Summers. Click here if you live hear Lillooet, Kamloops, Osoyoos, or Vernon.


Georgia Depression

Arbutus, Orca Whales, Garry Oaks, Not Too Hot, and Not Too Cold. Click here if you live near Victoria, Vancouver or the Fraser Valley.

What is an ecoprovince?

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.

Explore Ecoprovinces in B.C.