THE CANADIAN SHEILD

                                                                    Geology

In the Canadian Shield there are lots of trees and rocks. It has rounded hills of rocks. The rocks in this region are old, they were formed millions of years ago. The Canadian shield is full of igneous rock, which later turned into metamorphic rock. The Canadian shield is well above sea level, as it is in a very mountainous area. The mountains  have been slowly eroded over the years. Erosion of these mountains has deposited many materials.

                                                                   Climate

The Canadian shield is in the artic, taiga and boreal parts of Canada.It borders the Arctic Ocean to the north, where the cold dry arctic winds move southward making the temperatures very during the winter months .There are short cold winters that last about 6-8 months, and has long hot summers, warm gulf air and long hours of daylight produce very hot weather during the summer months. In the southern part of the Canadian shield there is lots  of rain and snow each year, unlike the northern part which gets less rain and snow and get 45 centimeters of precipitation yearly.

                                                           Vegetation

The vegetation in the Canadian Shield is different from the rest of Canada. It is mainly covered in Boreal and Taiga and mixed forests, which is made up of coniferous and deciduous trees and consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches.For farming, growing seasons are short so crops don't usually survive. The soil is also very boggy and farming areas are isolated because of the poor soil (tundra soil).

                                                  Human Activities

Mining is one of the biggest human activities in the Canadian Shield. It is linked to the physical geography of the region. In the Canadian Shield the minerals that are mined include iron, nickel, silver, titanium, uranium, copper, zinc, lead, diamonds and platinum. Winter activities such as snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing,hockey is also very popular in the region. also hunting, fishing and canoeing .

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