Current Provincial Electoral Districts of British Columbia

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Published by the Crown Corporations and Agencies - Elections BC
Licensed under Elections BC Open Data Licence

A geographic area defined in the Electoral Districts Act that is represented in the Legislative Assembly by a single MLA. Electoral districts are also known as constituencies or ridings. (Constitution Act, s. 18; Electoral Districts Act, s. 1-4)

This dataset contains the electoral districts that are currently in-effect.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


For use in the administration of provincial elections.

Data Quality

This dataset is aligned to base features such as: the Digital Road Atlas 2 road network, the Freshwater Atlas, and road centre-line aligned municipal and regional district boundaries. The node density of this dataset prohibits it from being saved as a .kml or .kmz file.

This dataset has been thinned to reduce file size, and improve draw times for web applications. For the legally defined electoral district voting area boundaries please contact:

Lineage Statement

Electoral Geography Division, Elections BC. Converted from Informix/DB2 to ESRI file geodatabase feature class by Elections BC.


More Information

Contact Information

NameKevin Pangman (pointOfContact)
OrganizationCrown Corporations and Agencies
Sub-OrganizationElections BC
NameGlen Beckwith (pointOfContact)
OrganizationCrown Corporations and Agencies
Sub-OrganizationElections BC

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2020-09-03
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: ELEC_DIST
Comments: EBC_PROV_ELECTORAL_DIST_SVW contains information about the currently in-effect provincial electoral districts in British Columbia, including non-spatial information (e.g., name, abbreviation, boundary set identifier) and spatial information (boundary linework).

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
ELECTORAL_DISTRICT_ID ED_ID NUMBER 10 ELECTORAL_DISTRICT_ID is a system generated unique identification number.
BOUNDARY_SET_ID BDYSET_ID NUMBER 10 BOUNDARY_SET_ID Identifies the boundary set to which this electoral district definition applies, e.g., 8. It is a foreign key to EBC_BOUNDARY_SETS'
ED_ABBREVIATION ED_ABBREV VARCHAR2 3 ED ABBREVIATION is the electoral district name abbreviation, e.g., VTS.
ED_NAME ED_NAME VARCHAR2 100 ED_NAME is the name of the electoral district, e.g., Victoria Swan Lake.
GAZETTE_DATE GAZETTE_DT DATE 7 GAZETTE_DATE is the date the associated active electoral district boundary was published in the BC Gazette.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_PERIM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHP SDO_GEOMETRY 64 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID BJCTD NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.