The Appalachians

The location

location

the Appalachian region is eastern Canada's destination

geology

mountains in the region began to form 250 years ago. plate movement forded the sedimentary rock on the ocean floor upwards,and in some places metallic minerals squeezed into cracks in the rock . Then, erosion forces ground these mountain ranges down to a fraction of their original height, and formed flatter plains area between them. rising oceans drowned some lowlands areas, created a jagged coastline with many extends far inland, forming the southern edge of Quebec.
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Western Brook Pond Fjord, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador

land uses

aboriginal hunters and fishers were the first residents of this region. The Mi'kmaq lived on the mainland, while the Beothuk inhabited Newfoundland. Later, European explorers set up colonies along the region's coastline. today, the Appalachian region has about

one-tenth of Canada's total population. There are only four cities of 100 000Sherbrook(Quebec) Halifax (Nova Scotia) saint john (new Brunswick ) and St. john's (Newfoundland and Labrador). Lately, problems in the fishing industry have forced many people in small costal fishing communities to look for work in the cities.


Next time you grab a bag of potato chips or wolf down some French fries thank the farmers in the Appalachian region ! the fertile soils of prince Edward island and new Brunswick are perfect for growing potatoes , which are sold in Canadian and world markets this is a land form region with many unique characteristics

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Gros Morne National Park

A diverse landscape and a unique open-air geological showcase, Gros Morne brings to life the planet’s history and that of Newfoundland’s rural culture. Cruise a cliff-lined freshwater fjord, stroll across 500 million years of the earth’s past in an hour, visit a colourful coastal village, and hike a rare exposed piece of the Earth’s mantle. Explore on your own for a day or longer, or join guided activities including interpretive walks and a boat trip.


SUMMER Activities:

Western Brook Pond Boat Tour

  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Interpretation Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Wilderness Hiking

  • WINTER Activities:

    Backcountry Ski Huts

  • Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Touring
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling