Landform

In Quebec there is four Landform regions. Those landform regions are the Canadian Shield, Hudson Bay Lowlands, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowland, and finally the Appalachians.


Canadian Shield
The Canadian Shield is Canadaˇ¦s foundation. It covers over 4 800 000 km2. It contains rocks that are around 4 billion years old. The mountains that used to cover the shield are now rolling hills. The shield is mostly formed from Igneous and Metamorphic rock. Since the shield stretches across almost all of Canada, it contains many valuable minerals.

 


Hudson Bay Lowlands
The Hudson Bay Lowlands are found just south of Hudsonˇ¦s bay and of James Bay. This region is mostly flat swampy forest. The lowlands are formed from sedimentary rock.


Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowland

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowland is found in southern Quebec. These lowlands have bedrock formed from sedimentary rock. The landscape is rolling hills. In the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowland there are many escarpments. The most well know is the Niagara escarpment. It extends from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island. Glaciers formed the landscape. The glaciers not only formed the landscape, but it also brought different soils. These soils make this region perfect for growing produce.


Appalachians

The Appalachians is found in southeastern Quebec. This is the oldest highland region in all of Canada. This region formed over 300 million years ago. If you were to go and look at the Appalachians, you would see rolling mountains and hills. The reason for the mountains is because of the formation of Pangea. Canada collided with Europe and Africa, which formed the Appalachians Mountains. The Appalachians are mostly formed from sedimentary rock. But there is some Metamorphic and Igneous rock.