Biogeoclimatic Maps (zone or subzone/variant)

  • Background
  • Current Version
  • Past Versions

    PLEASE NOTE that past versions of the provincial biogeoclimatic mapping are obsolete. Each subsequent version of the biogeoclimatic subzone variant (BGC) map of British Columbia is a result of refinements to either the mapping or definitions of the BGC units. The various versions of the BGC map are NOT a result of the BGC units having changed their spatial location over time.

    Past versions of the Biogeoclimatic zone/subzone/variant GIS data can be downloaded by adding the (DEPRECATED) Obsolete Biogeoclimatic Subzone/Variant Mapping product to your order using the GeoBC Data Distribution Service.

    The downloadable GIS data comes as one compressed directory containing a series of ESRI files -one for each of the past versions available.

    The compressed directory will contain the following files:

    • qbecv3_bc.e00.zip - Version 3 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada . Published in Summer 1995
    • qbecv4_bc.e00.zip - Version 4 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in June 2001
    • abecv5_bc.e00.zip - Version 5 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in April 2003
    • abecv6_bc.e00.zip - Version 6 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in January 2006
    • abgcv7_bc.e00.zip - Version 7 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in March 2008
    • abgcv8_bc.e00.zip - Version 8 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in October 2011
    • abgcv9_bc.e00.zip - Version 9 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in May 2014
    • BGCv10_BCGWversion.zip - Version 9 of the biogeoclimatic subzone variants of British Columbia, Canada. Published in August 2016