British Columbia is the Western side of Canada. Its coast is to the Pacific Ocean.
Time difference to GMT is -8hours (so British Columbia is 2/3rds of the way to the opposite side the world from Britain)
The area I visited is about on the same Latitude as Southern England. The climate is the (notorious!) Pacific North-West climate - temperate and with a lot of rain. They have "temperate rain forest".
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