In 1956, the first resources atlas of British Columbia was published by the British Columbia Natural Resources Conference. It was a remarkable achievement, representing the combined effort of the many people in industry, university, and government who comprised the conference. As a source of information about British Columbia, it was an outstanding reference and was widely consulted both at home and abroad by those who had a special interest in this province.

Over the years, rapid development of our resource-based industries brought many changes in the geography of the province, and the need for a new regional atlas became apparent. Although the British Columbia Natural Resources Conference is itself no longer active, the kind of interest in basic resources and resource industries of this province that it embodied is widespread.

To access this ebook made available through UBC Press, click here.

Did You Know?

There are also other books, book chapters, guidebooks/handbooks, and more that have been made available in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. Here are a few quick examples:

  • UBC Affiliates – Vancouver Institute – From the Vancouver Institute Lectures Collection: Canada: Can we survive?

Above excerpt in italics is taken from the Foreword text by William Richards Bennett, former Premier of the Province of British Columbia.

The image shown below is the front cover of the atlas.

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