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Canadian landforms


The Appalachian Mountains, this region’s dominant feature, extend from Newfoundland into the eastern United States. Once higher than the Rockies, these uplands formed 500 million years ago. Over time, weathering eroded the peaks. Except for Prince Edward Island’s fertile fields, the interior is a land of rounded hills and narrow river valleys. Bold headlands rear up in the Gaspé Peninsula, shown left near Percé, Quebec. Along Nova Scotia’s coast, the bays have long served as fishing ports and harbours.


Appalachian As music plays, the animation shows a series of videos of the Appalachian region, including seacoasts, beaches, islands and forested hills and mountains.


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Quiz :

Which of these regions was supported by underlying rock formations formed during the Precambrian era?

Frasier River delta
Baffin Island
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands