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British Columbia: People  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Create a Bar Graph



Web Links

Stories the Totems Tell  

Visit this Web site, written especially for kids, to learn about totem poles, and what each image on a totem pole means. Once you understand what totem poles are for, design your own to tell all about you and your family!

Community Profiles   

Every statistic you might ever want to know about Canada is here! The Web site can be a challenge to navigate, but, the charts provide the latest statistics about the people of British Columbia.





Web Activity

?_Geography Create a Bar Graph

1. Choose a community that is labelled on the map of BC on page 3 of

    InfoCanada British Columbia.

2. Visit the Statistics Canada Web site. Select "English". Then, from the menu

    bar at the top of the page, click on "Community Profiles".

3. Key in the name of a city or town in British Columbia that you want to


4. Select " British Columbia" as the province and then click the "Search"


5. The next screen may give you several choices. In the "Found In" column,

    choose the "Town" or "City" option.

6. Record the following information. Click here to download a worksheet on

    which to record your answers.

a) The community I am investigating is called:


b) 2001 Population: _____________
c) 1996 Population: _____________

d) 1996 to 2001 population change (%): 


7. Choose another town or city in British Columbia. Record the same


8. Create a bar graph to display the information you found. Which location

    had the greatest population change from 1996 to 2001?