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British Columbia Famous

People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.


  • David Anderson politician, olympic medalist
  • Glenn "Andy" Anderson hockey player
  • Pamela Anderson actress
  • Carolyn Arends musician, songwriter
  • David "Dave" Barrett politician, social worker
  • Jason Bay baseball player
  • Russell Baze jockey
  • Don Bell politician
  • Gil Bellows actor
  • W.A.C. Bennett longest-serving B.C. premier
  • William "Bill" Bennett politician
  • Mitch Berger football player
  • Thomas R. Berger politician
  • Geoff Berner singer, songwriter
  • Jean-Luc Bilodeau actor
  • Bernard Braden actor
  • Cameron Bright actor
  • Dave Broadfoot comedian, actor
  • Michael Buble singer
  • Raymond Burr actor
  • Iona Campagnolo first woman lieutenant-governor
  • Gordon Muir Campbell politician
  • Avril "Kim" Campbell first female prime minister of Canada
  • Emily Carr artist, author
  • Brent Carver actor
  • Kim Cattrall actress (born in England)
  • Justin Chatwin actor
  • Hayden Christensen actor
  • Glen David Clark politician
  • Robert Clothier actor
  • Raymond Collishaw fighter pilot, squadron leader, officer Royal Naval Air Service, Air Force
  • Amanda Crew actress
  • Edmund Wade Davis anthropologist, author
  • John Davison cricket player
  • Yvonne De Carlo actress
  • Ryan Dempster baseball player
  • James "Jimmy" Doohan actor
  • James Dunsmuir industrialist, politician

E - F

  • Atom Egoyan director, screenwriter (born in Egypt)
  • Arthur Charles Erickson architect, urban planner
  • Jodelle Ferland actress
  • Roy Forbes singer, songwriter
  • Craig Forrest soccer player, commentator
  • Judith Forst opera singer
  • David Foster musician, singer, songwriter
  • Don Francks actor, musician
  • Nelly Furtado singer, songwriter
G - I
  • Danny Gare hockey player
  • Chief Dan George chief tsleil-waututh first nation
  • Evan Goldberg filmwriter, producer
  • Iris Graham actress
  • Jennifer Granholm U.S. politician
  • Jason Gray-Stanford actor
  • Rick Hansen spinal cord injuries activist
  • June Havoc actress, director
  • Ben Heppner tenor
  • Jay Hill politician
  • Clive Holden poet, multimedia artist
  • Shawn Horcoff hockey player
  • Frank Howard trade unionist, politician
  • John Ireland actor
  • Robert Ito actor
  • Barret Jackman hockey player
  • Joshua Jackson actor

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This page was last updated on July 14, 2016.