Subsequently, on the mainland, the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866) was founded by Richard Clement Moody and the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, in response to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush.Moody was Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the Colony and the first Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia: he was hand-picked by the Colonial Office in London to transform British Columbia into the British Empire's "bulwark in the farthest west", In 1866, Vancouver Island became part of the colony of British Columbia, and Victoria became the united colony's capital.The inhabitants of British Columbia make up more than 13% of the country's population, and the population density of the area is higher than the national average.
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The Okanagan area, extending from Vernon to Osoyoos at the United States border, is one of several wine and cider-producing regions in Canada.
Other wine regions in British Columbia include the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley.
British Columbia's capital is Victoria, located at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island.
Only a narrow strip of Vancouver Island, from Campbell River to Victoria, is significantly populated.