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.

Lineage Statement

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


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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 2019-12-17
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.