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Old 04-17-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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But you have Canada in the Pacific NW.
From the General U.S. perspective B.C. is the Pacific NW,from the General B.C. perspective,maybe not.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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From the General U.S. perspective B.C. is the Pacific NW,from the General B.C. perspective,maybe not.
i am in Vancouver, BC at this time, and many people here consider the Southwester coastal corner of BC (Vancouver & Vancouver Island) as "Pacific NW"..for example some restaurants consider themselves serving "Pacific NW cuisine" (seafood, fusion, etc)
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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i am in Vancouver, BC at this time, and many people here consider the Southwester coastal corner of BC (Vancouver & Vancouver Island) as "Pacific NW"..for example some restaurants consider themselves serving "Pacific NW cuisine" (seafood, fusion, etc)

You have to remember Canada has no south, being most Canadians live within a couple hours of the American border!

In a way, Canada is a strip country like Chile.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Yeah, a lot of Canadians I've heard from consider SW BC to be Pacific Northwest even though it would be Canada's Pacific Southwest.

And Far Northern California is most definitely part of the PNW, culturally and otherwise. Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Trinity for sure. Possibly Mendocino and parts of Shasta. Modoc and Lassen not so much really... MAYBE. A small maybe.

And Idaho and Montana... Not Pacific Northwest, no. Northwest, yes. Pacific Northwest, not really. It could even be argued that Oregon and Washington east of the Cascades aren't even "Pacific Northwest."
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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Yeah, a lot of Canadians I've heard from consider SW BC to be Pacific Northwest even though it would be Canada's Pacific Southwest.

And Far Northern California is most definitely part of the PNW, culturally and otherwise. Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Trinity for sure. Possibly Mendocino and parts of Shasta. Modoc and Lassen not so much really... MAYBE. A small maybe.

And Idaho and Montana... Not Pacific Northwest, no. Northwest, yes. Pacific Northwest, not really. It could even be argued that Oregon and Washington east of the Cascades aren't even "Pacific Northwest."
Umm actually there is no such thing as a canadain SW. Even in Vancouver B.C. things are called pacific Northwest, there is a recognition that even parts of SW canada are part of the "Northwest"

There really is NO South west in canada from a canadian perspective. Just thought id add that.

As far as the pacific northwest goes. I would pretty much include everything from Northern California, Oregon, Washington, BC and possibly SE Alaska. I would also include parts of western Idaho as well.

Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon should be included in the deisgnation because its still part of the same bio/cultural/and historical roots of the northwest.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Umm actually there is no such thing as a canadain SW. Even in Vancouver B.C. things are called pacific Northwest, there is a recognition that even parts of SW canada are part of the "Northwest"

There really is NO South west in canada from a canadian perspective. Just thought id add that.

As far as the pacific northwest goes. I would pretty much include everything from Northern California, Oregon, Washington, BC and possibly SE Alaska. I would also include parts of western Idaho as well.

Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon should be included in the deisgnation because its still part of the same bio/cultural/and historical roots of the northwest.
That's right... Canada has no self-identity. Things aren't "American" or "Canadian" they're "North American."

To clear up what I was saying... I know Canadians never refer to BC as the Pacific "Southwest" but technically, geographically (as I said in my earlier post), British Columbia is Canada's Southwest, even though nobody calls it that. It is in the Southwest part of the country. However, in the perspective of North America, yes it is geographically the Northwest. Exactly how California is geographically the Southwest of the United States, but not culturally.

Geographically, in my view, Idaho and Montana west of the the Continental Divide would be Northwest. British Columbia and Northern California wouldn't.

Culturally, the Pacific Northwest is the liberal and rainy side of the Cascades/Coast Mountains from Northern California up to Southwestern British Columbia. Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington may have the same historical roots as the We(s)t side, but they don't have the same cultural values today. And they look and feel a bit different. But definitely more similar to each other than to other parts of the U.S. or Canada. When you get east of the Cascades and into the Mountain region it's a little ambiguous where one starts and one ends. They sort of blend.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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If any part of California is considered Northwest then some small parts of Nevada should as well...
I'd exclude parts of far SE Oregon from the Pacific Northwest before I'd include Nevada. The core states are definitely Oregon and Washington. Most of southern BC should be included. And what about Alaska?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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I'd exclude parts of far SE Oregon from the Pacific Northwest before I'd include Nevada. The core states are definitely Oregon and Washington. Most of southern BC should be included. And what about Alaska?
SE Alaska is part of the PNW. A region is defined by more then just its politics. Its a common history, language, geography, animal life, etc...

This is the best map I have seen of Cascadia so far:

http://www.cascwild.org/images_old/bioregion2004.gif (broken link)
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN
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nix california
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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nix california
Parts of California are apart of the PNW why "nix" them when they belong?
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