FLAG was adopted by provincial order-in-council 20 June 1960. It features the central shield from the provincial COAT OF ARMS, adopted in 1895. The Union Jack on top evokes the British connection; the setting half-sun symbolizes BC's location as Canada's westernmost province; and the 3 wavy bars suggest the Pacific Ocean. There seems to have been another flag that predated the official one. Featuring a BEAVER surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves in the middle of the Union Jack, it was...

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