Get to Know Agriculture in British Columbia


Number of farms and ranches in B.C. according to the 2021 Census of Agriculture

Female farm operators in B.C. - the highest proportion in Canada

Of B.C.'s Land Base is protected for agriculture in the Agricultural Land Reserve

Billion in farm operating revenue in B.C.

Agriculture Regions in B.C.

Each agricultural region in B.C. has its own character and growing conditions and each is known for producing a range of crops, and livestock.

Find information and resources specific to each region in this map from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Provincial Agricultural Land Commission

The Agricultural Land Reserve is B.C.’s provincial zone that preserves agricultural land for the future.

Learn about the role of the Agricultural Land Commission, find ALR maps, and information on permitted uses in the ALR.

Census of Agriculture

Every five years, Statistics Canada compiles a comprehensive profile of the physical, economic, social and environmental characteristics of Canada's agriculture industry.

Find data on animal and crop production, land use, farm population and more.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom

BC Agriculture in the Classroom works with educators throughout the province to teach students about food and farming in B.C.

Find resources for classrooms including the Grow BC map, games, recipes and more.