Archeologists believe that the area that is now British Columbia was inhabited as early as 8000 B.C., by prehistoric people whose ancestors had migrated from Asia at a time when a land bridge connected Asia and North America.
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Hudson's Bay Company, a Canadian retailing corporation. It is one of the oldest continuously operating commercial enterprises in the world, and its 325-year history is inseparable from that of the exploration of British North America and the growth of Canada.
It is generally believed that the ancestors of the Indians and the Inuit (Eskimos) migrated to North America across a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska.