CANADA. 2010. A Picture of Canada. Physical Features Cities Rural Life Maps—Understanding Location Culture. Canadian Shield.
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The Canadian Shield is a broad region of Precambrian rock (pictured in shades of red) that encircles Hudson Bay. It spans eastern, northeastern, and east-central Canada and the northern portion of the upper midwesternUnited States.
The Canadian Shield in relation to the United States and provinces of Canada.
Typical Canadian Shield: pines, lakes, bogs, and rock.
The current layout of the Shield is one of very thin soil lying on top of the bedrock, with many bare outcrops. This arrangement was caused by glaciers during the last Ice Age, which covered the shield and scraped the rock clean in doing so.
The shield is one of the world's richest areas in terms of mineral ores. It is filled with substantial deposits of nickel, gold, silver, and copper. Throughout the north of Canada there are many mining towns extracting these minerals.
Canadian Rockies, Alberta. Bow Lake
Extreme beauty, jagged ice-capped mountains, sparkling turquoise lakes reflecting everything in site, glaciers, waterfalls, and variety of wildlife lure 4 million visitors a year to Banff National Park. Banff is Canada's oldest national park, opened in 1885
View of Canmore, Alberta
Cascade Mountain near Lake Minnewanka. Banff National Park
Beautiful province of New Brunswick is located at the geographical center of Atlantic Canada and is one of the three Canada's Maritime provinces.
Prince Edward Island, the birthplace of Canada's Confederation, is known for its red soil, sandy beaches, lush green fields, farming- especially its potatoes, fishing, and Irish Moss.
Green Gables Historic Site, devoted to Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic 'Anne of Green Gables
Famous PEI potato fields
Compare the size of Prince Edward Island (green) to Nova Scotia (yellow).
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is almost entirely surrounded by water.
Quebec City (Ville de Quebec) is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and is one of the oldest cities in Canada. Located on the rocky banks of the St Lawrence river and surrounded by fortified stone walls, the Quebec City's famous Old Town (Vieux-Quebec) offers plenty of attractions with the famous Chateau Frontenac, the Citadelle, winding streets with unique European flavor and endless shops and restaurants.
Avenue St. Denis
The city of Kingston is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Canada. Kingston was the first capital of the united Canadas before Confederation from 1841 to 1844 and the home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Kingston also known as "the Limestone City" because many historic buildings and castles were built from limestone.
Ontario is the most populated province in Canada. Toronto, the capital of Ontario is the largest city in Canada. Canada's capital - Ottawa is also located in Ontario. Ontario is mostly English-speaking Canadian province. Climate in Ontario primarily continental with hot, humid summers and cold winters. In the northern part of Ontario winters are much colder and longer, with shorter, cooler summers.
Pond Inlet is located on Eclipse Sound on the northern side of Baffin Island. Often called the "Jewel of the Baffin," Pond Inlet is surrounded by beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. This abundant and diverse selection of wildlife has made Pond Inlet a favorite hunting and fishing location for over 4,000 years.