Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Lowlands
By: Amatul, Basmah, Navneet, Komal, Vanie and Maleah
How The Region Was Formed
- 1400 years ago the entire Great Lakes lowlands were under a glacier that began to retreat at the end of the ice age.
- As the glacier retreated, it left indents in the ground that began to fill up with the water that was melting off the glacier.
- And as the glacier continued to retreat more and more indents were made and filled, which then the Great Lakes of today became more visible.
- The glacier had fully retreated and the indentations were completely filled, now it is recognizable as the current Great Lakes.
- Includes several escarpments ( Niagara Escarpment)
- Great Lakes region features a rolling landscape as a result of glaciers.
- Great Lakes are basins gouged out by glaciers.
- Smallest geographical region in Canada
- Formed when the cracks in the Earths crust created a rift valley
- Has rich fertile soil
- Very cold winters and very hot summers.
- Bowl shaped area
- Great Lake St. Lawrence Lowland has a rolling landscape( meaning that there are many small hills or slopes).
- The land is not flat or plain.
- The rolling landscape had been created mainly by glaciation.
- This lowland has bedrock formed from sedimentary rocks
-Paleozoic bedrock can be seen in many different parts of the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence
- Bed rock formed of sedimentary layers
- Along with the rocks there are many minerals such as zinc, silver, copper, iron, nickel, coal and lead
-Clay is also found in this region
-The bedrock is known as Paleozoic bedrock since it was created during the Paleozoic era
-The great lakes & Lawrence lowlands region was formed in the Paleozoic era
-The Paleozoic era was formed 245 million years ago
Locations And Cities It Includes
- The Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Lowland is seperated into two parts in Southern Ontario and Quebec.
- The Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Lowland includes cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Hamilton and London
Land Use And Activities
- Sauble Falls Provincial Park/ Sauble Beach
Sauble FallsProvincial Park/ Sauble Beach
Includes activities such as golfing, swimming, boating, camping, cottaging, and much relaxation. Also includes places to shop and restaurants to eat at. Last but not least, there is an awesome beach with an awesome view.
Includes falls view, journeys behind the falls, casino resort, rides, games and more.
You can enjoy the great view. take a ride on the tall skyscraper, enjoy a meal at the restaurants , watch movies and play awesome games with your friends.