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British Columbia: Geography  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:


?_Geography Ecozones of British Columbia Poster




Web Links

The Atlas of Canada  

The Atlas of Canada has a large selection of maps to help you learn about the geography of British Columbia. Maps and information are listed at this Web site by subject. Information is easy to find and easy to download and print.

Environment Canada  

How cold is it in Prince George in January? How hot can it get in Kelowna in August? This government Web site has information about the daily weather in British Columbia and climate data for locations throughout the province.





Web Activity

?_Geography Ecozones of British Columbia Poster

1. Ecozones are areas of the earth that share similar attributes such as

    geography, climate, vegetation, geology, wildlife, or human use. The Atlas

    of Canada uses an ecozone system that divides Canada into 15 land

    ecozones and five marine ecozones. Ecozones are a useful way to

    compare different places in Canada. To learn more about the features of

    British Columbia's ecozones, visit the Atlas of Canada .  

2. Select "Environment" from the left side menu and then select "Ecology"

    from the drop down menu. Terrestrial Ecozones are listed under

    "Ecological Framework" .

3. Click on the province of British Columbia. Use the key on the right side of

    the page to identify the five ecozones in British Columbia. Click on " Get

    Statistics" at the top of the page, and then click on one of the coloured

    ecozones. A box explaining each ecozone will appear.

4. Record the most important features of each ecozone on an Ecozone

    graphic organizer. Click here to download an Ecozone graphic organizer.

    Use a different colour to identify each ecozone on the map of British

    Columbia. Click here to download a map of British Columbia.

5. Use the information you collect on your organizer to create a poster

    showing B.C.'s five ecozones. Include a map with locations, a description

    of the ecozones, as well as illustrations or visuals of the geography,

    wildlife, and vegetation found in each ecozone.