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The Cordillera Region

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on 27 February 2014

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The Cordillera region is located in the west coast of Canada. It includes four main provinces and territories which include British Columbia, Yukon Territories, S.W. Alberta and parts of the North West Territories. It is a very mountainous place and includes the Coastal and Rocky Mountains. This region also has lots of fiords, waterways, beaches, a rainforest and lots of rivers!
Natural Resources
The natural resources in the cordillera region are, mining which includes iron, lead, zinc, silver, copper and nickle. Agriculture: they fish for salmon(main fish), trout, and shellfish, and the main industry is forestry(lumber, logs and paper.)
The land in this region is very mountainous
and has lots of forests including the Boreal forest. Some mountains stretch 500 miles wide. The mountain ranges include: The Rockies and Coastal. These mountains are quite high and very rugged. It also has lots of rivers and fiords. The land is quite rugged in some parts near the mountains but in others it is very smooth.
The temperatures in the Cordillera region go up and down due to to the latitude and the different elevations in the area. The average temperature in the winter is -12 degrees Celsius and the average temperature in summer is 15 degrees Celsius. The precipitation varies due to elevation and physical aspects in the region but the average is between 500 & 1000mm per year.
People and Culture
In this region you will find many cultural, new and exciting activities, festivals and celebrations. The culture is varied going from Aboriginal to European roots. British Columbia holds the greatest Asian population through out all of Canada. The mixture of all the many people of this region from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan and China all add to the beauty of the Cordillera region.

What is the Cordillera Region?
There are lots of activities to do in the Cordillera region. Some of the summer activities include hiking and biking up the mountains. In the summer and winter the scenery attracts people to come and visit this beautiful region of mountains, hills and much more. Also, camping at one of the many lakes is fun for everyone! Banff National park is a great place to see some native wildlife and traditional festivals. Vancouver, Whistler, and Victoria are great vacation destinations all year round with their many recreational activities. Winter activities in Cordillera region include, skiing, snowboarding, and visiting the Fairmont Natural Hot Springs. The Fairmont area in British Columbia is a great place for a short getaway. The gorgeous view of the mountain range is very relaxing, the hot springs, and Invermere are just a short drive away. There is lots to do in the Cordillera region.
The Cordillera Region
By: Ava, Ava & Erin
The wildlife in this region include: Canadian geese, fox, bald eagles, grizzly bears, lynx, timber wolves, mice and northern pintails. Many different types of plants and trees can be found in the Cordillera region. Some of the main plants and trees are: alpine, subalpine, lodgepole, alpine fur, engelmen pine. Some of the plants are: herbs, shrubs, fruit and vegetable bushes/trees. (peach trees, grape plants).
Travel and Tourism
This region actively forwards international exchanges with Asia, Europe, and the U.S.A. The first items found of trade desired by Europeans were sea otter pelts from the coast and animal furs from the interior. Europeans were attracted by mineral resources notably gold and also coal on Vancouver Island.
Fun Facts!
The word Cordillera really means mountain range in Latin!
In the Yukon gold rush it cost 5 ounces of gold for one bag of flour, now a days it would cost $2500 to buy a bag of flour.
The series of mountains stretches 800 km along the eastern edge of the Cordillera region.
Map Of Canada Showing the Regions
The Cordillera is coloured in red
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