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Coast Mountains,

range, W British Columbia and SE Alaska, extending c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) parallel to the Pacific coast, from the mountains of Alaska near the Yukon border to the Cascade Range near the Fraser River. Mt. Waddington (13,260 ft/4,042 m) is the highest peak. The geologically complex range, composed mainly of metamorphic rocks, slopes steeply to the Pacific Ocean, where the shoreline is deeply indented by fjords. The Coast Mts. have been heavily eroded by mountain glaciers; numerous rivers, including the Fraser, the Skeena, and the Stikine, have cut deep gorges across the range. The average annual precipitation of c.90 in. (230 cm) makes the region one of the wettest parts of Canada. Its slopes are heavily forested, and lumbering is important. In the Coast Mts. is Kemano, one of Canada's largest hydroelectric plants. The Coast Mts. are sometimes confused with the geologically distinct Coast RangesCoast Ranges,
series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610–6,100 m) high. The ranges include the St. Elias Mts.
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Table 3 Number of lakes by physiographic region for the Fisheries Lake Inventory Region Number of lakes Alberta Plateau 37 Coast Mountains 309 Coastal Depression 102 Columbia Mountains 105 Insular Mountains 251 Interior Plateau 1,305 Kaska Mountains 69 Liard Lowland 7 Rocky Mountains 223 Skeena Mountains 28 Stikine plateau 47 Yukon plateau 5 Table 4 Largest natural lakes in British Columbia (BC) Lake Surface area Maximum Volume [S.
We are using a multi-proxy approach to reconstruct past precipitation and temperature in Garibaldi Provincial Park in the southern Coast Mountains north of Vancouver over the past several millennia.
In the Chilcotin, a Switzerland-size plateau on the dry, inland side of the Coast Mountains, forests of Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir, and lodgepole pine are systematically mowed down.
The resort is located at the foot of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, only 75 miles north of Vancouver.
A new NASA-led study of "atmospheric river" storms from the Pacific Ocean may help scientists better predict major winter snowfalls that hit West Coast mountains and lead to heavy spring runoff and sometimes flooding.
The Palisades was right up there at the top end, with a refreshing, bright feel about it and amazing views from its balconies out over the Coast Mountains.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, with its own Grouse Mountain dominating the skyline, Vancouver is funky, brassy, sassy and very, very sophisticated.
Helicopters and boats were used to study one of the largest unexplored regions in Canada--the Coast Mountains of B.
The plateau gives way to the Tagish Highland to the west, which transitions into the soaring Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains.
The setting is unique, overlooking the Straight of Georgia, Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains.
The resort that nestles in Canada's Coast Mountains 75 miles north of Vancouver has drawn raves in recent years for its European-village layout, extensive apres-ski options and - particularly over the past two La Nina winters - phenomenal snow.