Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Lowlands

By: Abdullah, Ankit, Brian, Gurbaaz, Jasroop

History of the formation of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands

14 000 years ago the area we call the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands were covered by a giant ice sheet ( a lot of ice, and very high), that began to recede near the end of the ice age. The ice sheet had moved to that which we call the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands through the process of glaciation, carrying huge amounts of soil, sand, and gravel from the Canadian Shield, that were spread across the region. As the ice sheet receded, it left indentations in the ground, and over a few thousand years it filled with water that had melted off the ice sheet as it receded, forming what we know as the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands.
Laurentide Ice Sheet

How Old Are The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands, What Type of Rocks can be found?


The bedrocks were formed from sedimentary rocks from the Paleozoic Era, as for the geologic age of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands. the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence lowlands began to form at the end of the last glacial period around 10,000 years ago. As the retreating ice sheets carved basins into the land and they became filled of melted water from the glaciers.

Where is the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands Located, as well the Cities that are apart of it?

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands are located south of the Canadian shield, and separated into two parts, southern Ontario and Quebec. The major cities it includes are Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa.

What does this Land look like?

Basins gouged out through the process of glaciation filled with water are what our Great Lakes are, and the Great Lakes region features a rolling landscape, which means the land has many hills or slopes and is not flat, this resulted through the process of glaciation.
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Why should you visit the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands?

"Why shouldn't you" should be your question. This region has Niagara falls one of the world's most famous waterfalls, it is breath taking, and that isn't all there is, in the Niagara Falls area there are wax museums, haunted houses, mini golf, an arcade with more than 300 games, and much more. Near the St. Lawrence River, we have something the adventurous might want to try, and most want to see, the ice canoe race at the Carnaval de Quebec, which is Quebec's winter carnival. There is more, as the festival lasts from the end of January to mid February, there is a ice palace that you can visit, there is also some wonderful sculptures of snow that sculptors make, and many more events. Finally, we come to the city that most people, Toronto. Toronto has the CN Tower, get on the glass floor on top of the tower, now that is the a breathing look down. People sometimes only think of the CN Tower when they think of Toronto, when you go to Toronto you can visit the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), there are also many conventions that occur in Toronto, and well you have idea of what to expect. So, why not come take a look and see what the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands have to offer.
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