The area of British Columbia covers 947,800 square kilometers (365,950 square miles). British Columbia's shape is roughly rectangular. It is 1250 kilometers [780 miles] and 1050 kilometers [650 miles] wide. The highest point is 4663 meters [15,300 feet] at Mount Fairweather in the Saint Elias Mountains. British Columbia has 20,348 miles of shoreline along the Pacific Ocean.