"THE WESTERN CORDILLERA"

"INFORMATION AND REASONS TO VISIT HERE"

LOCATION:

The Western Cordillera is located along the western edge of North America, inside it are the provinces of British Columbia and the Yukon. The Western Cordillera also touches the western side of Alberta and Northwest Territories.
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"GEOLOGY".

Western cordillera has three main parts , eastern mountains , interior plateaus, coast mountains , each formed in a different way .During the dinosaur age , plate movements folded the Earth's crust up to form the oldest part , the rocky mountains.Then , about 65 millions years ago, volcanic eruptions farther west built the Coast Range along the Pacific Ocean. The lava flowed over the area between the Rockies and the Coast Range to form the interior plateau, an area of elevated land. Finally, alpine glaciers sharpened mountaintops into jagged peaks and cut wide, U-shaped valleys between them.
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"Land"

The western cordillera is rich in resources.Major cities in the Western Cordillera are the cities that are the most populated. They are Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler.The Western Cordillera is lightly populated because there are so many mountains. As stated before under location, most people live in Vancouver.There are about 10 million people living in the Western Cordillera and its look like very beautiful.

It has high steep mountains.High plateau separate the mountains ranges. Powerful rivers have carved numerous valleys.

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Land uses: ( things people do there for work and for fun)

The things that people do are human activity. The things that people cause to happen are also human activity. These acts and deeds have an impact on the environment and can cause emissions of green-house gases.

Mostly people do for fun is :

horse riding in the summer
rafting,
fishing,
golfing,
mountain biking

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Tourism:

1: PANAROMA SKI RESORT:

Visitors come here for skiing and snowboarding, heli-skiing, cross-country skiing, and a wealth of other winter activities. Summer at Panorama means lift-access mountain biking and hiking, river rafting, and golf at the acclaimed Greywolf Golf Course.

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Panorama Ski Resort, Canada

Tourism:

2: LAKE LOUISE:

Winter in Banff National Park is peaceful,Cool air freezes rivers to a standstill as deep, powdery snow covers the land, smoothing sharp ridges under a thick white blanket.You can also take advantage of this special time of year to enjoy other cold-dependent activities, such outdoor ice skating and ice fishing.

Lake Louise in Winter