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Canada West

Canada West






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  • Prairie Provinces Alberta Capital: Edmonton Manitoba Other Significant Locations: Capital: Calgary Winnipeg (Prairie Town/Winter Olympics) Other Significant Locations: Banff Lake Winnipeg(Scenic Rock Mountain tourist town) (holding basin for Saskatchewan River) Lake Louise Nelson River Saskatchewan River (drains Lake Saskatchewan into Hudson Bay (drains Rocky Mountains) Lake Athabasca Saskatchewan Capital: Regina Other Significant Locations: Saskatoon Lake Athabasca Reindeer Lake Saskatchewan River
  • Prairie Provinces Trains and GrainsRR routes helped Canadians move west in the 1800s; Trains move grain crops in the 1900s; Trains transport tourists in 2000. Cities developed along RR lines. Over half of the population in such and expansive area lives in cities.
  • Prairie Provinces Oil and Natural GasCattle RanchingGrain Agriculture Badlands and Sand Dunes
  • British Columbia Nearly the entire province is covered with mountains. Rocky Mountains and Coast Range (extension of the Cascades) Capital:Victoria Largest City:Vancouver80% of the population lives in or near Vancouver
  • British ColumbiaThe Inside Passage - a waterway that snakes between British Columbia and SE Alaska
  • British Columbia Mining, Commercial Salmon Fishing, and an influx of Asians are all common to British Columbia
  • Territories Northwest Territories Capital: Yellowknife Other Significant Locations: Mackenzie River Great Bear Lake Great Slave Lake Arctic CircleYukon Territory Capital: Whitehorse Other Significant Locations: Dawson Haines Junction Mackenzie Mountains Arctic Circle
  • Territories Nunavut Capital: Iqaluit Other Significant Locations: Baffin Island Ellesmere Island Newest Territory, established in 1999 as aResolute Bay and the Northwest Passage settlement with native Inuits. (Parry Channel) Magnetic North Pole
  • Nunavut
  • Inuits Mineral resources are abundant: gold, silver, copper, ironnative people of the Arctic ore, oil and natural gas, but are difficult to mine because of the climate. Contact with whites has given Inuits advantages including snow mobiles and satellite technology Inuits live north of the forests, on Arctic tundra, in a harsh climate, and retain a close relationship with the land and sea.