From efele.net based on 2012c data
|Data from the file "zone.tab"
of the tz database
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
|Comments||Pacific Time - west British Columbia|
|Other data from tz database|
|UTC offset DST
CA +4916-12307 America/Vancouver Pacific Time - west British Columbia
The reference point is Vancouver.
The covered area is the British Columbia region using Pacific Time with daylight saving time. Areas of British Columbia not observing DST are served by the America/Creston, America/Dawson_Creek, and America/Edmonton entries.
Some users in Pacific Time areas in Northwest United States use it in lieu of America/Los_Angeles, which is the correct time zone for that area, due to its closer geographic and cultural proximity. Tools and guides, such as Ubuntu Help sometimes advise users setting their time zone to "use the closest city".