The Pacific Coast

jeudi 17 janvier 2019

The Pacific Coast
The Cordillera
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Geography and identity




Bathed by warm, moist Pacific air currents, the British Columbia coast, indented by deep fjords and shielded from Pacific storms by Vancouver Island, has the most moderate climate of Canada's regions.The province's most populous cities, Vancouver and Victoria, enjoy comfortable and relatively dry summers and mild, wet winters. Snow seldom falls.


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Vancouver Island's west coast receives an exceptional amount of rain, giving it a temperate rain forest climate. Although it does not contain the diversity of species of a tropical rain forest, the island's west coast does have the oldest and tallest trees in Canada: Western Red Cedars 1 300 years old and Douglas firs 90 metres high.


The forest landscape of the Pacific Coast has been celebrated by artists like Emily Carr: