Which province has the most farms?
Read and discuss CROSS COUNTRY CANADA to revisit what you know about regions of Canada.
Complete the activities in ORGANIZE AND USE INFORMATION TO COMPARE AND ANALYZE MAPS.
travelling across Canada’s regions
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It has many diverse landscapes. If you could travel from area to area, you would find many different natural features, such as prairies and grasslands, mountains and foothills, the Canadian Shield, wetlands, rivers, lakes, forests, coastlines and natural plant and animal life.
The main regions of Canada have different sizes and shapes. Even though there is diversity in each region, these areas are often identified by their similarities. For example, grasslands are associated with the Interior Plains region. Mountains are associated with the Cordillera region. Coastlines are associated with the Atlantic and Cordillera regions.
Human activities, like forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism change the original natural features of each region over time. As communities have grown, the land and its features are also affected.
finding human activities
Some human activities are concentrated in specific areas of a region. For example, most fishing is found in the Cordillera and Atlantic regions. Many of Canada’s dairy farms are found in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands region. Most human activities, however, are found to some degree in all regions. For example, Alberta also has many dairy farms.