As of around 11:10 PM Pacific Time, incumbent Premier Christy Clark and the governing Liberals (who, despite their name, are actually a right wing party) were tied with the opposition New Democrats at forty-two seats apiece, with the BC Greens leading or elected in three ridings.
That means either B.C. NDP leader John Horgan would be asked to form a new government, with Green Party support, or a new election could be called.
"British Columbians did tell us tonight that they want us to do some things differently", she acknowledged, pledging to work with the other parties and congratulating John Horgan and Andrew Weaver on a hard-fought campaign.
Getting "big money out of politics", proportional representation and climate change are among the Greens' top priorities, said Weaver, whose party has banned corporate and union donations.
The results of the Student Vote show the BC NDP counting 60 seats, the BC Green Party counting 14 and the BC Liberal Party counting 12.
The final outcome of British Columbia's election will not be known until absentee ballots are counted.
The NDP won one riding by only nine votes, making a recount a certainty that will determine the difference between a minority and majority if it were to flip to the Liberals. The Greens' votes will be needed to give either the New Democrats or Liberals a 44-seat majority.
When it was all said and done, Christy Clark and the BC Liberals claimed the province's first minority government in more than six decades.
So far the BC Liberals have stacked up about 40.8 per cent of the popular vote, to 39.9 per cent for the NDP and 16.8 per cent for the Greens.
"It is a finish that we have not seen in a very long time in British Columbia", Clark said. Both Horgan and Clark said on Wednesday that they intend to sit down with Weaver to talk about working together.
It comes on the heels of a cliffhanger election that left the province with a minority parliament, and the Liberals apparently in the driver's seat holding 43 seats to the NDP's 41.
In the same area in the 2013 provincial election, the Greens, NDP and Liberals came within 379 votes of each other.
It's not easy being Green, says Andrew Weaver, but it's exciting when you have a Green caucus.
If the minority government scenario holds after the final vote count, the Greens could choose from one of four scenarios, said David Moscrop, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia.
"This was a campaign built on building community".
Clark spent a good chunk of the campaign talking tough - taking on U.S. President Donald Trump over softwood lumber and insisting her opponents knew nothing about creating jobs or balancing budgets.
If the NDP had Green support to form a government it could possibly order more environmental or health assessments on the pipeline which would postpone the start of construction.
While Clark's promise of a booming liquefied natural gas industry has not materialized over the past four years, Clark was able to point to BC's strong economy as proof of the Liberals' financial savvy.
The B.C. NDP lagged behind in fundraising, but going into the election they managed to scoop the largest single donation in the province's history, more than $650,000 from the United Steelworkers and various locals.style="text-align: center;"