Before British Columbia became a Province of Canada on July 20, 1871

  • 1851-1858: Joseph Despard Pemberton, "Colonial Surveyor", Hudson's Bay Co
  • 1859-1864: Joseph Despard Pemberton, Surveyor General of Vancouver Island Colony
  • 1859-1863: Col. Richard Clement Moody, Royal Engineer, "Acting" Surveyor General and Chief Commissioner, Lands and Works, British Columbia Mainland Colony
  • 1864-1866: Benjamin William Pearse, Surveyor General of Vancouver Island Colony
  • 1864-1866: Joseph William Trutch, Surveyor General of British Columbia Mainland Colony
  • 1866-1871: Joseph William Trutch, Surveyor General of British Columbia (United) Colony

Surveyors General of the Province of British Columbia

  • 1871-1872: Benjamin William Pearse
  • 1873-1878: Arthur Stanhope Farwell
  • 1878-1891: William Sinclair Gore
  • 1891-1898: Tom Kains
  • 1898-1905: William Sinclair Gore
  • 1905-1912: Eric Barclay McKay
  • 1912-1917: George Herbert Dawson
  • 1917-1930: Joshua Edler Umbach
  • 1930-1946: Frank Compton Green
  • 1946-1950: Norman Charles Stewart
  • 1950-1951: Frank Ormond Morris
  • 1951-1968: Gerald Smedley Andrews
  • 1968-1975: Arthur Herbert Ralfs
  • 1976-1978: William Alfred Taylor
  • 1978-1981: Ronald William Thorpe
  • 1981-1985: Gerald Tudor Mullin
  • 1985-1995: Donald Armitage Duffy
  • 1995-1996: Patrick Brian Ringwood
  • 1996-2002: Charles Hugh Nowell Salmon
  • 2002-2007: Richard Thomas Hargraves
  • 2007-Present: Michael Gordon Thomson