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How Physical Features in Canada affect where people settle

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Charlene Pimentel

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How Physical Features in Canada affect where people settle
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4 Physical Features
It is a river, canal, or other route for travel by water.

It is the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Natural Resources
are materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
Using Canada's inland waterways, it is possible to travel on water, by canoe, from tide water near Québec to the Arctic coast in the far northwest, and even across the mountains to the Pacific coast.
waterways in Canada
The greatest success in the improvement of Canada's waterways has been the development of the St Lawrence River.
Inland transportation in Canada was given high priority by the new government in 1897.
Today, the St Lawrence Seaway, incorporating the fourth Welland Canal, is one of the few great ship canals of the world.
We all know that..
People are also affected by landforms. People generally settle in flat, fertile valleys and plains, where they can build homes and crops easily. Fewer people live in mountains, swamps or desert areas.

Canada is made up of three distinct types of landforms:
Canadian Shield

Natural Resources in Canada
From the previous lessons..
I learned that natural resources are one of the factors of economic growth.There are advantages of having these. It is useful for producing goods and services cheaper and for trading them.
Natural Gas and Crude Oil Production
Ontario, Canada
It is Canada's most populated city and second largest province. Ontario enjoys different seasons every year. Because the province is so big, AVERAGE temperatures can vary considerably from north to south. There are warm summers during July & August and comfortable weather in Spring.
Nunavut, Canada
It is the least populated and vast territory of Canada. It lies entirely within the Arctic climatic zone with bitterly cold winters and cool to cold summers.
The vast majority of mountains in Canada lie in the western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and the Yukon Territory.
Fishery Resources
Mineral Production
Timmins and Red Lake located in Ontario, Canada are known for gold exploration and production.
All resources found in Canada
British Columbia is the third-most populous province in Canada. While Yukon is almost the least among all provinces because it is the smallest of the three federal territory.
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