canadian shield

canadian shield

The Canadian Shield is a large part of land in Canada, covering 1.8 million square miles along the corner of Alberta, part of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and all of Ontario and Quebec. The northern border of the Shield borders the Arctic Ocean.

Since the Canadian Shield covers a large area, it also experiences different ranges of climates. For instance, the northern parts are very cold and gets a lot of snow, while the southern parts experience milder weather. The Shield also has many natural resources, such as the abundance of trees and water, as well as minerals such as iron, gold and diamond.

The Canadian Shield provides a vast forest for the logging industry, therefore paper mills and logging mills are often found in the area.

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