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These scenic mountains have peaks up to 3,000 m in the southern part, with Mount Waddington, the highest peak entirely in BC, rising to 4,016 m.Numerous long, twisting, deep fjords penetrate into the coast’s mountain mass.
The highest peak on Vancouver Island is the Golden Hinde, at 2,200 m.British Columbia is Canada's most westerly province, and is a mountainous area whose population is mainly clustered in its southwestern corner.BC is Canada’s third-largest province after Québec and Ontario, making up 10 per cent of Canada’s land surface.The region is a basin or watershed, because it is surrounded by higher mountains.Many of the rocks are lavas of Cretaceous and Tertiary (65.5 million to 2.6 million years ago) geological ages with apparently little mineralization except around the plateau edges.The vast interior is dominated by parallel mountain ranges and its population spreads north–south along valleys, notably the Okanagan and the Kootenay.
Population centres are dispersed, as at Kamloops and Prince George in the interior, Prince Rupert and Kitimat on the northern coast, and Dawson Creek and Fort St. Each of these towns are centres of separate sub-regions and depend more on world markets than local markets.
The western section of the province’s mountain ranges consists of the Coast Mountains along the coast and the offshore Insular Mountains.
The northern end of the Cascade Mountains of Washington State terminates at the Fraser River, and then the high, snow and ice-covered peaks of the Coast Mountains extend northward along the Alaskan Panhandle into the Yukon.
The rocks are mostly granitic intrusions of Cretaceous and Tertiary ages and there are some recent volcanoes.
The lower Coast Mountains (1,500–2,000 m) near the Skeena River increase in altitude to the north.
The Fraser River has cut deeply into the bedrock in the southern part of the plateau to form the spectacular Fraser River Canyon. Another upland area of mainly Jurassic lava rocks with some recent volcanoes, the plateau contains the headwaters of the Stikine River.