The history of British Columbia began with the migration of people from Asia across the Bering land bridge (now the Bering Strait) to modern-day Alaska and British Columbia, and destinations farther afield. These First Nations people have lived and flourished on the natural resources of British Columbia for well over ten thousand years, sustained by the bountiful salmon runs and abundant berry crops and indigenous wildlife. The birthplace of British Columbia is the small community of Yuquot (below), also known as Friendly Cove, the site of the first contact between Europeans and First Nations people in British Columbia.

Yuquot (Friendly Cove), located in Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The community of Yuquot (Friendly Cove) on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

History and Heritage in British Columbia

History and Heritage Tour Operators in British Columbia

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Bluewater Adventures
# 3 – 252 East First Street Vancouver BC V7L 1B3 Home Phone: 604-980-3800Work Fax: 604-980-1800Work Phone: 1-888-877-1770Visit Website

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Explore BC and Southeast Alaska with Bluewater Adventures aboard our 70′ yachts sailing the BC Inside Passage, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Gwaii Haanas National Park, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Vancouver Island. You’ll see whales, Grizzly, Black and Kermode bears, and experience ancient native villages and Haida culture, primeval forests, wilderness, and amazing coastal wildlife.

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