Brief Description: KnowBC includes the Encyclopedia of BC, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia, Far West: The Story of British Columbia, and more.
Suitable for: Grades K to 12
Access: Log in using the generic digital resources username and password. If you don’t know the generic login, ask your school’s Teacher Librarian.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia
More than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables. The EBC is the source of readable and authoritative information on all the significant British Columbian people, places and things.
The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names
Provides reference for anyone interested in British Columbia history. Read details of the intriguing stories behind more than 5,000 BC coast places: who bestowed the names and why, and what they reveal.
Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
A comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life with more than 1,400 saltwater plants and animals and 1,700 photographs. A great resource for anyone interested in marine life
Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia
Stories of British Columbia’s Frontier Women. Includes historical photographs and glimpses into the often difficult, lives of the pioneering women who shaped BC.
Far West: The Story of British Columbia
The history of British Columbia from the gold rush to the Gumboot Navy and from “bride ships” to W.A.C. Bennett retold specifically for young readers
Parent Resources: N/A
KnowBC offers curriculum resources for Science (grades K-8), Social Studies (Grades 4-5, 10-11), First Nations Studies 12, and Civic Studies 11. Click Here to access them.