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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands
Transcript of The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands
Some of the animals in this region are
White-tailed deer, moose, coyotes, wolves,snowshoe hares , woodpeckers,blue bids, red -winged black birds,and some kinds of dolphins.
The St.Lawrence Lowlands were formed almost 500 million years ago. There was an ice age and when the ice age was over all the glaciers started melting. This is called glaciation. There was an ice that was called Laurentide and it covered the St. Lawrence Lowlands. That type of ice sheet would move which could create valleys in the land. After the ice sheet melted it left a valley which is now called the St. Lawrence Lowlands.
The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Lowland has a rolling landscape which is the result of glaciation. There is a domination of shallow lakes and deep glaciated river canyons punctuating the rolling landscape of plains and hills. The region is defined by the St Lawrence river and seaway. To the north of the river lies the Canadian Shield, which formed in the Archean period of geologic time, some 2.5 billion years ago. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands region also extends to the south of the river to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
The continental climate of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands forces people to adapt to cold winters and warm summers. You cannot live in this region without a good warm coat and snow boots. Due to the humid heat in the summer, people have to adapt by using fans and air conditioning units to cool themselves down.The average temperature is -3 degrees celsius to -9 degrees celsius and the snow fall is 200 to 300cm all winter.Summer is the wettest season with 75-100mm of rain with an average temp. of -21 degrees celcius
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands
<Oaktrees,walnut,spruce,maple,hemlock,sassafras and tobacco plants, grow in this land because the soil is very fertile.
<Birch,cedar,and elm were used to make canoes.
<White birch,white and black spruce,jack pine, and balsam fir are which make up most of the total forest.
This region is a very diverse industrial region.
Some of the biggest industries in this region are:
Pulp and Paper
The Great Lakes and St Lawrence Lowlands is about 46 000 km.
About 800-1200 m of rock has been eroded from the region in the last 100 million years.
The Great Lakes and St.Lawrence Lowlands is the smallest land region yet it contains about one half of Canada's population.
There are some amazing geographic features in the Great Lakes and St.Lawrence Lowlands such as: Niagara Falls and The Great Lakes.
Map of the Great Lakes and
the St.Lawrence Lowlands
Hello my name is Tanvi and this my presantation of the Great Lakes and the St.Lawrence Lowlands. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands is not only in the centre of Canada but it also contains many important cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. All of these cities are diverse and interesting places to live and visit. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands covers off a beautiful region in Canada full of amazing opportunities for everyone!
People and Culture
In Canada, Ontario has the greatest population which is 13 million. Most people are located in Southern Ontario. Ontario's, largest city Toronto has a population of more than 4 million people.Toronto is one of the world's top international tourist destinations.The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in the world and is home to over 5,000 animals.Quebec City is known for its Winter Carnival.The festival's events include a winter amusement park, with attractions such as skiing, snow rafting, ice sculptures, snow sled slides and outdoor shows.Ottawa hosts a variety of annual seasonal activities such as Winterlude which is the largest festival in Canada.
Ottawa is an amazing Capital which holds many interesting events year round.