1871: Census for Blacks in B.C. and Canada

The total population of the province in 1871 was 36,427. That number included 8,576 (23.7%) British/Continental European, 1,548 (4.3%) Asian, and an estimated 25,661 (70.8%) Indigenous. Source: Jean Barman “The West Beyond the West”, pg. 429.
The official census for the Government of Canada reported 462 “coloured” people in the province. In Victoria, an informal census by the Victoria Police Department counted 128 “coloured” men and 89 “coloured”
table of Canada-BC census data for Black population