This region is also home to Niagara Falls, which is an impressively enormous waterfall and a major tourist attraction. Bryan Connors A Reidmore Book 1985. It is frozen all year. The boundary between the two approximates the northern limit of trees. The Great Lakes and St.
Administrative regions that rank below a and above a are also included if they have a comprehensive range of functions compared to the limited functions of specialized government agencies. These include Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Approximately half of the Shield is classified as upland. Several distinctive landforms occur in the Arctic Lands, most often associated with the growth of permafrost and ground ice. This leaves the vast majority of Canada's territory as sparsely populated wilderness; Canada's population density is 3. Notable mountains in the Appalachians include Quebec, 1,268 m or 4,160 ft , New Brunswick, 817 m or 2,680 ft , Newfoundland, 814 m or 2,671 ft.
Central Canada, located just to the west of the Atlantic Provinces, only has two provinces: Ontario and Quebec. The Artic region is primarily located within the Artic circle. Forestry is a large employer of people in this region. From British Columbia to just east of the Alberta border the land is young, with rugged mountains and high plateaus. The Shield cannot support intensive , although there is subsistence agriculture and small dairy farms in many of the river valleys and around the abundant lakes, particularly in the southern regions.
The region is a storehouse of minerals, including gold, silver, zinc, copper and uranium, and Canada's great mining towns are located there: Sudbury and Timmins in Ontario, Val d'Or in Quebec, and Flin Flon and Thompson in Manitoba. The location along the coast provides strong shipping and trade opportunities, with Vancouver as the largest port city in the region. The Great Lakes feed the St. Heavy rain and snow on the Coast Mountains give rise to dense and maintain extensive snowfields and glaciers at relatively low elevations. The Canadian Shield began as a mountainous area; however over time water, wind and physical forces eroded the mountains reducing to a hard, even land. Industries in this region of the country include mining, forestry, and power production.
The Pacific Coast - The Cordillera Bathed by warm, moist Pacific air currents, the British Columbia coast, indented by deep fiords and shielded from the Pacific storms by Vancouver Island, has the most moderate climate of Canada's regions. Examples are the Labrador and Port Arthur hills. This blog is a reflection, not only of the process of creating the virutal field trip but of everything I have learned. Ryder and Hugh French and Olav Slaymaker and I. Those straits include a large number of islands, notably the and. Once the students were in the computer lab, they opened up the file and immediately started working through it. The Artic climate temperatures averages below freezing during winter and can increase to an average of 13 °C through the course of summer.
The major industry in this region is agriculture. Ashley and I have worked very well together. Ice caps, plains and mountains are prevalent. As a result of previous logging and human activity animals have been forced to change habits and habitats by moving new locations; the beluga whales are an example of the few endangered animals in the region today. Plants can survive long droughts and endure wildfires because of their deep root systems. In the last billion years it has remained a relatively stable bulwark, unaffected by the movements, which have impinged on it to form the mountainous fringe of Canada. Yukon also has only local scale regions despite its larger size.
To the north, the Arctic Islands come within 800 km of the North Pole. We then continued our research at home. If so, the Atlantic region might be the place for you! Industries that can be found in this region include forestry, mining, and fishing. Arctic and Subarctic Lands Canada's Arctic Lands are generally thought to lie north of the and cover 2. In addition, there are times in the winter when the sun never rises, but also times in the summer when the sun never sets.
Winter temperatures average below freezing, while summer temperatures average 55°F. The past and present impact of human endeavour, specifically agricultural development, resource exploitation, and urbanization, has radically altered the ecozones. Lawrence region is sugar maple country. Along the Shield and Appalachian fringes of the lowland, sandy terraces elevation up to 200 m were deposited in the , which flooded the newly deglaciated lowland approximately 13,000 years ago. Physical Regions Physical Regions of Canada When studying Canada, people often talk about different regions. Ecologists refer to the barren, treeless Arctic as. Agriculture flourishes in the fertile valleys, such as the Saint John River Valley, New Brunswick, and the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.