British Columbia is a province of Canada. A province is similar to a state. There are 10 provinces and 3 territories; The provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The three territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.
Province rules are regulated from the crown and the territories are ruled by the federal government.