When it comes to land size including its many bodies of water, Canada is the world’s second largest country. The nation sits on the top of North America between the United States and the North Pole.
Maps of Canada
Maps of Canada show its boundaries, the land belonging to all ten provinces and its major cities and motorways. Topographical views show its plains, mountains, rivers and deserts as well as its tundra regions and coastline.
The Main Geographic Features of Canada’s Landscape
Boreal Forest – Canada’s boreal forest accounts for about a third of the total boreal forests worldwide. The forest is an ecosystem of forested lands that is found throughout Canada that consists of trees bearing cones.
Coastline – At the edges of three oceans and the Great Lakes, Canada has the world’s longest coastline.
Mountains – Some of the country’s grandest mountains belong to the Coast Mountains and the Canadian Rockies. At over 5,900 metres, Mount Logan in the Yukon is Canada’s highest peak.
Plains – Including all prairies in the western interior, Canada has plains of mixed grasses that spread from Manitoba through Alberta and even patches in British Columbia.
Rivers – The longest rivers of Canada are the Yukon River at a combined length of over 4,300 kilometres, the McKenzie River at over 4,200 kilometres and the St. Lawrence River at over 3,000 metres. A portion of the St. Lawrence River is located in the United States. The country’s rivers empty into five different ocean basins.