St. Lawrence Lowlands

Best region in Canada?

Physical Features

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands have Continental climate, therefore, dry and hot summers but cold and snowy winters. Also, there won't be much rain due to it's Continental climate, With a low average temperature of about -6 degrees Celsius and a high average temperature of  about 21 degrees Celsius. The land is composed of bedrock formed of sedimentary rocks from the Paleozoic era, which can be mostly found in the Niagara Escarpment, formed by differential erosion. This area is basically flat plains and a large portion of the land is made up by the Great Lakes. This land is great for farming. With fertile soil, heat, and rain in the spring and summer, this region is one of the best in Canada for farming. This region also has all kinds of beautiful trees for woodwork. Our region has a basic soil profile. This meaning the soil is very rich in minerals due to plants decaying. Also this means the topsoil has enough space and it' s deep enough for crops to grow. This meaning our soil is better for growing all kinds of grains than leached or calcified soils.. The land has a total of 46 thousand kilometers squared, 5,000 of which is in the US. About 460km long and 100km wide, narrowing down to 35km wide in Quebec.

Activities

In the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands have some great choices of tourist attractions like the CN Tower or the Niagara Falls. From natural to human made, this region lots to chose from. Also, some historic cities to visit like Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, and more. Winter attractions like the Winter Carnival in Quebec, spring and summer attractions like the Niagara Falls, fall attractions like going up to the Muskoka lands for some horseback riding or a round of golf with your mates. Muskoka, and other cottage country, are also great if you want to sled, snowmobile, or ski down a hill. Another huge attraction would be High Park in Toronto, beautiful, huge, natural park.

Climate

This region's climate is very balanced. Unlike BC or the East coast, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands region does not have too much rain it's good for farming. The hot summers are good for wheat farming, and other grains of course. With climate change, summer will become even hotter and drier, winters will have less snow more rain, good for farming. Also, if winters get warmer, the Falls won't be frozen for too long like they do now, attracting more tourists during the winter. A negative about the weather getting warmer during the winter would be the snow, not as much snow, not as much skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Another negative would be the increased danger of forest fires. CO2 levels are rising all around the world, meaning it's doing so all over Canada. This would mean the trees would have a higher chance to ignite, possibly spreading over to the wheat farms. But that's just a possibility, the increased amount of precipitation could mean we can start farming other kinds of vegetables, fruits, and grains.

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