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Elaine Young And Erin James-abra Date Published Last Edited March 20, British Columbia is Canada's most westerly province, and is a mountainous area whose population is mainly clustered in its southwestern corner. British Columbia is a land of diversity and contrast within small areas.
Coastal landscapes, characterized by high, snow-covered mountains rising above narrow fjords and inlets, contrast with the broad forested upland of the central interior and the plains of the northeast. The intense "Britishness" of earlier times is referred to in the province's name, which originated with Queen Victoria and was officially proclaimed in The so-called "Lower Mainland," dominated by metropolitan Vancouvercontains over 60 per cent of the province's population and is its commercial, cultural and industrial centre.
The vast interior is dominated by parallel mountain ranges and its population spreads north—south along valleys, notably the Okanagan and the Kootenay. John in the Peace River Lowland. Each of these towns are centres of separate sub-regions and depend more on world markets than local markets.
Much of the development of resource-based economic activity in the province has been concerned with linking these separate regions together into a broader provincial economy. The northern half of the province is virtually uninhabited north of Prince Rupert and is cut off from the Pacific Ocean by the Alaska Panhandle.
The Peace River Lowland of the northeast is actually an extension of the Interior Plains and more closely resembles neighbouring Alberta than the rest of the province. The Rocky Mountains rise abruptly about 1,—1, m above the foothills of Alberta, and some of their snow- and ice-covered peaks tower more than 3, m above sea level; the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robsonwest of Jasper, AB, is 3, m.
In the southern Rockies the sharp, jagged sedimentary rock peaks from the Palaeozoic era to million years ago differ from the older more rounded, lower peaks of Proterozoic era 2.
Out of the trench flow the headwaters of the KootenayColumbiaFraserParsnip, Finlay, Kechika and Liard rivers, each separated from the others by low drainage divides. Two other mountain systems lie west of the Rocky Mountain Trench: The Columbia Mountains consist of three parallel north—south ranges Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee with sharp peaks of 2,—3, m separated by long, narrow valleys occupied by Kootenay Lake and the Columbia River.
These mountains consist mainly of sedimentary and intrusive rocks of Cretaceous to The fourth range of the group, the Cariboo Mountains northwest of the Thompson Riveris composed of sedimentary rocks of Proterozoic age which appear to have fewer mineral deposits.
The Interior Plateau, made up of broad and gently rolling uplands, covers central British Columbia. The region is a basin or watershed, because it is surrounded by higher mountains.
Many of the rocks are lavas of Cretaceous and Tertiary The Fraser River has cut deeply into the bedrock in the southern part of the plateau to form the spectacular Fraser River Canyon. The Stikine Plateau is to the north. Another upland area of mainly Jurassic lava rocks with some recent volcanoes, the plateau contains the headwaters of the Stikine River.
Both the Interior and Stikine plateaus are about 1, m above sea level. The northern end of the Cascade Mountains of Washington State terminates at the Fraser River, and then the high, snow and ice-covered peaks of the Coast Mountains extend northward along the Alaskan Panhandle into the Yukon.
These scenic mountains have peaks up to 3, m in the southern part, with Mount Waddington, the highest peak entirely in BC, rising to 4, m. The rocks are mostly granitic intrusions of Cretaceous and Tertiary ages and there are some recent volcanoes.
The lower Coast Mountains 1,—2, m near the Skeena River increase in altitude to the north. Only three major rivers have cut through the barrier of the Coast Mountains: The Fraser and Skeena river valleys have become the sites of the only land-transportation routes reaching the coast from the interior.
The offshore Insular Mountains are the partially submerged northern continuation of the Olympic Mountains and Coast Ranges of Washington state. They provide the land mass for both Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. The highest peak on Vancouver Island is the Golden Hindeat 2, m. All of British Columbia was under a thick sheet of ice during the ice age.
Some coastal areas and interior valleys became ice-free about 12,—15, years ago, and since then the coastal lowlands have been rising relative to sea level.
The remainder of the province became ice free 7,—13, years ago.Juan, a Hispanic, and Harold, a white male, have each applied for a home mortgage at the local bank. Juan's loan was turned down while Harold's loan was given to him.
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