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The Canadian Shield is rocky, with very little soil. Most trees are pine as depicted in the photo.
The rocks of the shield are 3.5 billion years old, three quarters the age of the earth, and contain many minerals including gems, coal, iron etc.
This region's climate is greatly affected by the mountains and ocean, as depicted in the photo to the left.
This region is also home to the tallest and oldest trees in the world.
The richest grain producing region in the world, the interior region is well known for its fast, and seemingly never-ending wheat fields as shown in the picture.
Alberta is also Canada's leading producer of petroleum ie: potash, oil and natural gas.
St. Lawrence Lowlands
This picture shows how the great lakes can expand the frost free days in and around the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands.
It is interesting to note that although this is the smallest region in Canada, it has 70% of the population and 30% of produce is grown here.
Arctic Lowlands/Innuitian Region
During the summer the temperature can reach 30C and many flowers decorate the otherwise harsh tundra.
Most areas are almost completly flat as shown in the photo and there are very bitter, dark, and long winters.
This rolling landscape is well known for its rich red soil and deeply indented coastline, as shown in the photo.
Its fertile valleys are great for agriculture as there is a lot of precipitation.
Hudson Bay Lowlands
This picture shows the spruce-dominated forest generaly found in and around the Hudson Bay Lowlands.
It is also interesting to note that this region is rich in menerals, like iron, coal, and gems.
References and Links
Canada's Landform Regions
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