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Here's how British Columbia got its name (VIDEO)

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Do you know how B.C. came to be called British Columbia? Here's the backstory / Getty Images

Did you know that Pacifica, Borelia, New Caledonia and Albertoria were on the table for potential names for British Columbia?

It's true.

Our province was named by Queen Victoria back in 1858 and in our latest TikTok (below) I quickly break down exactly how she landed on the name.

 

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