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Interior Plains

By:Mindy and Olivia

Mindy Nguyen

on 29 October 2012

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By:Mindy And Olivia Interior Plains Provinces
and Territories In the Interior Plains the provinces and territories are:
The Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Climate The weather in the Interior Plains can include:
droughts, flooding, tornadoes, hail, dust storms, blizzards and ice storms.
In the Interior Plains have long, hot summers and cold winters with very little rain. Up north it is the opposite, with colder and longer winters, and the summer is shorter and cooler. Some temperatures create tornadoes which happen during the hottest times of the day and usually in the months of March to June. Natural Resources The Interior Plains are best known for the agriculture, oil and gas. With rich soil, the prairie area is perfect for the agricultural industry. Saskatchewan farmers alone grow half of Canada's wheat. While those in Alberta and Manitoba grow the remainder. Other crops include canola, barley, and oats. In the driest areas, land not suitable for crops is used for grazing cattle. Most of Canada's beef cattle are raised in Alberta. Farmers also raise other livestock such as dairy cattle, hogs and poultry. Landforms within the region dictate some of the jobs and industries found in the Interior Plains. This area has the largest amount of farmland in Canada (mostly located in the southern part) because of the flat land, rich soil and long sunny summers that help the grains to grow. Farmers grow many grains that are used for food. For example, wheat is ground into flour which is used for bread, pastry, spaghetti & puffed wheat. Oats are used for porridge & animal feed. Barley is another crop grown here. It is used for malt, soups, medicines and animal feed. Rye is grown to make dark flour used for biscuits and also bread and animal feed. Canola is becoming a very popular crop and is used for cooking oil. Popular industries The Interior Plains are made up of sedimentary rock since long ago this area was covered by shallow seas. Most of the oil and gas in Canada is located in this region. It is covered in various types of grasses which makes it good for farming, finding wildlife and habitats for wildlife. Many sports and recreational activities are available in this region with this type of climate. These include cross country skiing, skating, swimming, hiking, fishing, jogging, hunting, hockey and soccer. These are popular because there are cold winters and warm summers. There are
different types of landforms such as large hills, forests, and
lakes which are perfect for outdoor activities mentioned before. Landforms Planes, cars, trucks, SUV's and trains are the main forms of transportation. People also use snowmobiles, boats, quads and 4x4's to get around and to have fun. Transportation -There are actually 3 steps in the Interior Plains. They are lower as you go Eastward.
-The total population is about 4,583,200 and more dense in the south.
-The Canadian Prairies are one of the largest producers of wheat in the world and are known as the "bread basket" of Canada.
-The Canadian Prairies are lined with sedimentary rock, not the granite of the Canadian Shield.
-Many people live in small communities and large cities. Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg are the 3 largest cities. Two of the largest Cultural groups are the Aboriginal people and The French. Facts Some tourist attractions are The Calgary Stampede, West Edmonton Mall, The Calgary Tower, fairs to learn about the agriculture, the sights and sounds of Vancouver, and the National Parks such as Banff and Jasper.
People come to the Interior Plains
for jobs in mining, farming and the oil and gas industry. Tourist Attractions
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