Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands
The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands is made up of a series of islands. It's part of the tundra and boreal and taiga forest. The Paleozoic sedimentary rock, from which the Lowlands are formed, contains lignite (a form of coal), oil, and natural gas deposits. Animals that live in the area include polar bears, char, Arctic hares and Arctic foxes.
Some interesting facts about the Hudson bay lowlands are:
- Hudson bay lowlands is 70,000 years old
- It has glaciers
- It has muskeg
- Hudson bay is similar to the Canadian shield
- There is a Hudson bay river
The soil and vegetation of the Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands is part of the natural vegetation. For vegetation the ground remains frozen for most of the year. The soils are often wet and composed of organic matter. There are various of species of sedges and mosses that dominate the wetland areas. On drier locations like the beach ridges there are lichens and herbs, ground-hugging shrubs, and further inland or in sheltered spots open woodlands of black spruce and larch exist.
For the climate, the climate is very cold. Everything is frozen most of the year. Most of the land is covered by water. The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands has long, cold winters and short, cool and dry summers. In January and February the bay is covered with pack ice, preventing any warming effect on the air and temperatures are very low. The ice begins to melt in May and rapidly disappears in June. The water temperature rises up to 10°C in July and August. During October and November the waters of the bay bring heat and moisture, bringing rain and snow. Winds are strong in the summer months they rise to 110 km/h and even 150 km/h in autumn. If you were going to come to visit the Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands, I suggest you come and visit through May to June or July and August since there are better temperatures during those months.
The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands has so many recreational activities you can do during the summer and winter months. For the summer months you can go Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing and do lots of sports. For the winter months you can go Skiing or rock climbing. Sometimes other tourists like to go travel to the Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands just to see the northern lights.
Where is the Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands is located?
The Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands is located north of Ontario near the Hudson Bay
Why should you come and visit the Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands?
You should come and visit the Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands because you can do so many activities here. It's great for the family to bond and it's really great for the kids because there the ones that have the most fun.