Canada's seven physiographic regions are the Arctic Lands, Cordillera, Canadian Shield Forest Lands, Interior Plains, St. Lawrence Lowlands, Hudson Bay Lowland and Appalachia, according to The Canadian Encyclopedia. Each area has relatively similar landforms and physical geography. Differences between these land areas are detected through satellite images. The geology of southern Canada and permafrost in northern Canada dominate the landforms of the country.Continue Reading
The Arctic Lands encompass roughly 26 percent of Canada. Combined with the Subarctic Lands, these regions comprise nearly 45 percent of the entire country. Glaciation formed much of these regions, which are mostly characterized by treeless tundra.
The Cordillera comprises about 16 percent of Canada and includes the Rocky Mountains in the west. Appalachia is another mountainous region in eastern Canada that features hills, mountains and valleys along the Atlantic Continental Shelf. Appalachia comprises approximately 3.6 percent of the land mass of Canada.
The Hudson Bay Lowland features mostly sedimentary rock surrounding Hudson Bay. This part of Canada was formed when glaciers retreated and left a hollowed-out Hudson Bay. The St. Lawrence Lowland largely follows the St. Lawrence River from its estuary to its headwaters.
The Interior Plains cover 18 percent of Canada. The plains are bounded by the Rocky Mountains to the west and reach as far north as the Arctic. The Canadian Shield is the largest physiographic region in Canada, making up 48 percent of the country including lakes and islands. The vast saucer-shaped region features rich forest land.Learn more about Canada
The geographical characteristics of Canada include the mountain ranges and high plateaus in the Cordillera region, the prairies in the interior plains, the Great Lakes in the Saint Lawrence lowlands, the forests in the Atlantic provinces, the tundra region in the Arctic North and the Canadian Shield, also known as the "Bouclier Canadien" or the "Laurentian Plateau." The volcanoes in Canada, located in the western coast mountains, are mostly inactive.Full Answer >
The largest landform region in Canada is the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield covers a large land area, stretching from the Western coast of Canada through the Interior Plains, the East coast and into the Hudson Bay. This landform includes nearly eight million miles of land, and extends into the United States and Greenland as well.Full Answer >
The country of Canada is divided into five functional regions: the Atlantic Provinces, Central Canada, the Prairie Provinces, the West Coast and the Northern Territories. The National Capital of Canada, located in Ottawa, is also designated as a region, though it is not a separate government entity. Each of the Canadian regions consists of several smaller provinces and territories, as well.Full Answer >
As of July 2015, there are 87 Best Buy locations (including Best Buy Mobile stores and Express kiosks) spread throughout most regions in Ontario, Canada, as stated by Best Buy. With seven Best Buy stores, the city of Toronto has the highest number of locales, including two Best Buy Mobile locations.Full Answer >