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They provide the land mass for both Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii.
These mountains consist mainly of sedimentary and intrusive rocks of Cretaceous (146 to 65.5 million years ago), Triassic (248 to 206 million years ago) and Jurassic (199.6 to 145.5 million years ago) ages, and contain many mineral deposits.
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 highest peak in BC, Fairweather Mountain (4,663 m), straddles the Alaska border in the St Elias Mountains just northwest of the Coast Mountains.
Only three major rivers have cut through the barrier of the Coast Mountains: the Fraser, Skeena and Stikine.
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.
Both the Interior and Stikine plateaus are about 1,000 m above sea level.The intense "Britishness" of earlier times is referred to in the province's name, which originated with Queen Victoria and was officially proclaimed in 1858.Regions British Columbia has two main regions, often called "the Coast" and "the Interior." These two regions both have numerous contrasts and variations within them.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.All of British Columbia was under a thick sheet of ice during the ice age.