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.
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