WESTERN CORDILLERA

By: Manav

CLIMATE

The climate of the Western cordillera depends on where you are located around the mountains. The western cordillera has 2 main climates 1 from the pacific coast and 1 from the mountain ranges. In the pacific coast the climate is very wet during the fall and winter and hardly any snow the summers are similar to the rest of Canada. in the mountainous ranges the winters have a lot of heavy snowfall and the valleys mostly have rainfall.

ROCK TYPES

The western cordillera is made up of 3 types of rocks Igneous, Metamorphic and some sedimentary rocks. The eastern mountains are made of 2 mountain ranges the rocky mountains and the Columbia mountains, These mountain ranges are separated by a long valley called the rocky mountain trench.

NATURAL LANDSCAPE

The western cordillera is made up of 3 section they are the Eastern mountains, Interior Plateaus and The coast Mountains The eastern mountains are made up of 2 ranges the rocky mountains and the Colombia mountains, The mountain ranges are separated by a long valley called the rocky mountain trench. The Interior Plateaus is made by volcanic activity and is made of igneous and sedimentary rock they contain valuable metals like zinc, copper and even gold. The Coast Mountains were created from the Pacific Plate going underneath the North American Plate and the pressure caused magma to rise into the Earth's crust. It cooled and created new crust the mountains are made of metamorphic and igneous rock.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Glacier national park is a very scenic area and is a favorite for climbers and hikers. Glacier national park is a place to see with activities like tours where you get to experience amazing tree tours around many high mountains, Wildlife viewing where you get to see many different kinds of species, Biking and hiking where you can hike on many different trails around the m,mountain and bike on the smooth trails. At glacier national park there are many things to do and see for tourists so go and visit glacier national park.

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