British Columbia, like it’s southerly neighbor Washington state, has an overall strong sense of nature in its lush forests. This is especially true to the west on Vancouver Island. One province to the east of B.C. is Alberta.
Cosmopolitan Vancouver has more of an international sensibility with its large Asian community, and like the rest of Canada, its connection to ‘the crown’ of England. Queen Elizabeth II selects a person to act as governor general – her daily representative in Canada. Her likeness is also found on Canadian currency.