Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Lowlands


The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowland, the smallest geographical
region in Canada, involves the triangle shape assembled by Lake Ontario,Lake Erie and Lake Huron. It is located on the southern parts of Ontario and Quebec.The Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Lowlands is the best manufacturing location.


Climate is linked to land forms in many ways. The Great Lakes cause the hot humid weather found here in the summer by providing the moisture in the air (precipitation). The St. Lawrence Lowlands is also the nearest region in Canada to the equator, making the weather less colder than the other regions. There can be 100 centimeters of rain each year from the humidity in the summer.Winter in this region is not easy to predict. Winters can turn out to be cold, with sticky snow because of the humidity from the Great Lakes. Also when the cold Arctic air interacts with the warm gulf masses, the results can turn very unstable which means lots of precipitation for this region. There can be up to 80 cm of snow each winter and temperatures can drop to minus 30 degrees.

Physical region

Great Lake St. Lawrence Lowland has a rolling landscape, meaning that there
are many small hills or slopes. The land is not flat or plain. The rolling landscape had been created mainly by glaciation.Sedimentary rocks like sandstone, shale and limestone are found in this region.


There is a variety of vegetation in Great Lake St. Lawrence Lowland. The soil is very fertile, thus allowing many things to be grown. Many trees (both deciduous and conifer), such as walnut, maple, hemlock and oak can be grown in this area. As well as this, tobacco plants, peaches, cherries, grapes, apples, hay and many vegetables, such as carrots and beans are found here.

Tourist attractions/Human activities

There is a variety of activities to be done that the whole family will enjoy. Activities such as swimming, hockey, lacrosse, badminton, soccer and many other sports. Also available is fishing and boating. A popular attraction that cannot be left unseen is the Niagara Falls . It is most known for its breathtaking scenery. The third most visited attraction is the CN Tower in Toronto. It is the world's highest free-standing tower. As well as this, people might be influenced to visit this region because of not only the many tourist attractions, but also the mild temperatures and it has a long growing season, therefore being a great place to grow fruits and vegetables.

Natural Disasters

Most of the natural disasters that occurs in the Great Lakes are hurricanes.Hurricanes are formed when warm moist air moves over the lakes,than water vapor rises in the atmosphere. As the water vapor rises it cools and condenses into liquid droplets, condensation releases heat into the atmosphere,making the air lighter. Finally, the warmed air continues to rise, with the moist air from the lakes taking its place and creating more wind.This is how hurricanes are formed in the Great Lakes.    

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