The West Coast

The West Coast of Canada contains the province of British Columbia and is home to a variety of wildlife as featured in this A–Z Wildlife Series, book one.  Creatures specific to this region do not exist anywhere else on the planet and share a delicate ecosystem with humans and other animals. Two such examples are the Vancouver Island Marmot and the Kermode Bear.

The geographical name for the West Coast is the Cordillera Region and includes the Coastal Mountain Range. Farther east lies the Rocky Mountains, which form the border between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. These mountains are home to a diverse assortment of wildlife such as the Mountain Goat. The Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, lies between those two mountain ranges. This area is ideal habitat for the Yellow-breasted Chat.