Interior Plains

by Norris Dixon II

The Interior Plains region of Canada is located in between the Cordillera and the Canadian Shield. The region has many interesting land forms. Some of the land forms found in the region are hills, escarpment [cliffs], low mountains, forests, wide river valleys, sand dunes and prairie grass.

The landscape of the Interior Plains region can be described as mainly flat with prairie grasslands.the Arctic lowlands to the north, the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence lowlands to the south and southeast, and the interior, or western, plains to the west. The southern portion of these plains is commonly referred to as the Prairies.

The vast arctic ocean  in the north to the U.S. border in the south and from the edge of the Canadian Shield in the east to the Rocky Mountain foothills in the west

.Surrounding the Canadian Shield are a number of extensive lowlands underlain by sedimentary rocks: the Arctic lowlands to the north, the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence lowlands to the south and southeast, and the interior, or western, plains to the west. The southern portion of these plains is commonly referred to as the Prairies.

A variety of wildlife can be found throughout the Interior Plains region. Some of the animals include mule deer, pronghorn antelopes, brown bears, wolves, and elks. These animals make this region their home because there is lots of space and food.

Many of the people live in small communities and large cites in the Interior Plains. Three of the largest communities are Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg. Some of the larger cultural groups include Natives, Metis, and French. There are a wide variety of cultural groups that live in this region.

The Interior Plains region offers a variety of sport and recreational activities. Sporting and recreational activities include cross country skiing, skating, swimming, hiking, fishing, jogging, hunting, hockey soccer. These are popular activities in this region because they have warm summers and cold winters.

The climate of the Interior Plains region varies throughout the year. Summers can be between 10ºC and 30ºC. Winters are cold. January can be between -10ºC and -30ºC. The climate in the Interior Plains region can be described as having more bright sunshine each year than any other region in Canada.

The vast Arctic ocean  in the north to the U.S. border in the south and from the edge of the Canadian Shield in the east to the Rocky Mountain foothills in the west. Along the shield–interior plains boundary are a number of large lakes, three of which each has a greater surface area Along the shield–interior plains boundary are a number of large lakes, three of which each has a greater Surface area there for it is a great place for farming and mining and good weather.0

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