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.
Marten, Black Spruce Wetlands, and Long Cold Winters. Click here if you live near Fort Nelson.
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.
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.
Ponderosa Pines, Owls, Coyotes, and Hot Summers. Click here if you live hear Lillooet, Kamloops, Osoyoos, or Vernon.
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, the habitat they share with other beings, if they are endangered and other interesting information.
Indigenous peoples have also 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 some Indigenous peoples have traditionally engaged and continue to engage with many beings.
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.
You can use this EcoMap booklet (ideal for learners in Grade 6 and up) to help guide you in understanding the interconnections between various beings in your ecoprovince–including how you are also part of the ecoprovince you live in!