Great Lakes and St.Lawrence Lowlands


Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands

Human Activities

In the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands, there are quite a few tourist attractions and human activities people can do. One of the most famous place is Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. There are many things you can do such as watch the water fall, go down on a boat to take a closer look, visit the souvenir shops and stores as well as observe the beautiful scenery like the colourful flowers.


Niagara Falls is located in the lower part of Ontario, Canada which is in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands. During the winter, Ontarians experience long nights and cold days. However during the beautiful summer weather, people of the Great Lakes have short nights with warm days. Due to the Earth's rotation, during the winter the latitude of Canada is higher up and the Suns energy is spread over a large area which is making it colder but during the summer Ontario is closer to the equator making it warmer.Since the hot and humid summers found here provides the moisture in the air due to precipitation, it makes Niagara Falls a phenomenon tourist attraction to visit.

Niagara Falls


This landscape has been formed by the Continental glaciers which means that it moved under the force of its own weight and it moves outward from the zone of accumulation. The type of erosional feature in the land form region is Striations which is gouges in the bedrock, running in straight lines in the direction of the glacier movement. The glacial deposits in the Great Lakes include Till and Till Plains. Till are materials such as sand, gravel, and clay carried by a glacier. When it gets deposited, it creates a rolling landscape and this would be great for growing crops.


Type of Rocks

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands is made up of sedimentary rocks that were left behind by the glaciers. Sedimentary rocks are eroded sediments that are compressed into rocks. The reason behind having the term 'lowlands' in this land form region is that the rocks have formed a flat lying region. Some of the type of rocks include sandstone, limestone, conglomerate and dolomite and the benefit from these rocks are that they help produce many minerals like silver, copper, zinc, ore, coal and iron. In Niagara Falls, it consists of three types of rocks such as sandstone, shale marine and limestone. Those types of sedimentary deposits were laid down in the time period of the Silurian that was about 430 - 390 million years ago.

Sedimentary Rock


There are many beautiful things to see at Niagara Falls such as different types of flowers and trees. Some types flowers and trees include the tulip tree, black walnut, birch, ash, elm, oaks maples, beech, hemlock and pine. In the 1700's, the natural vegetation around Niagara Falls holds the cedar swamp and the Chippewa River ran through about 48 kilometres of the swamp.

Beautiful Flowers at Niagara Falls

Climate Change

The climate change will have the slightly impact on this wonderful tourist attraction.  According to where Niagara Falls is located the climate change is controlled by wind and air masses. The Jet Stream is a fast moving column of wind that acts like a wall. The wind blows from the west bringing the cold, and dry air masses with it. Meaning that the whole east side of Canada will be much colder than the west side. Although the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands is on the east coast, during the summer time, Niagara Falls will still have great weather. With the large amount of water flowing, if you can get close enough, you can feel the refreshing mist from the water. During the winter, the water might freeze up because of how cold the temperature is and the amount of water flowing out.

Canada's Climate Change

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are natural events that occur having an effect of a damage or lives being lost. They are created by the natural process of the Earth. Most natural disasters will end up destroying structures with will take years to repair. The most recent natural disaster that happened in Ontario was back in February of 2012 in Burlington. This was because there was a train derailment was in action leaving a result of 3 deaths and 46 injuries. Luckily for Ontarians, there are very little natural disasters that occur since it is away from the oceans and volcanoes.

Burlington, Ontario Train Derailmet

Don't Miss Out! Be sure to visit Niagara Falls as soon as possible and be the ones who have seen the incredible water fall as well as its scenery!

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