Posted by: cherylyoung | February 23, 2012

Day 34 Visit A Volcano, Yes we do have them in BC

Day 34 Visit A Volcano, Yes we do have them in BC

Visit A Volcano
 
Eve Cone rises 150 metres above the surrounging
 
lave plateau in Northerly Mount Edziza Provincial Park. 
 
the province has six distinct volcanic belts. 
 
All B.C vocanoes are inactive for now.

Photograph of Mount St. Helens

Did you know that one of Canada’s most deadly

 known natural disasters was volcanic in origin?

More than two thousand First Nations people lost their

lives in a devastating eruption in northern

British Columbia in 1775.

 

This eruption is just one of hundreds that have modified

the landscape of western Canada over the past million years.

 

Geologically recent, these volcanoes are part of a

dynamic process of mountain building and earthquakes

 that affects Canada’s westernmost landmasses —

British Columbia and the Yukon.

 

A host of volcanic landforms dot the region, some of

them lava flows (like the Islands of Hawaii) and others

the result of more explosive eruptions (like the 1980

eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State).

 

However, Canadians don’t have to travel to distant lands

to see volcanoes.

 If you live in British Columbia or the Yukon, they

 are close by.

 

For example, just north of Vancouver, Mount Garibaldi

can be viewed from the road leading to the resort

 municipality of Whistler.

 

From the viewpoint on Highway 99, five kilometres

south of Squamish, the volcano’s prominent twin peaks

are easily recognized.

 

In Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, just south of

Whistler, Brandywine Creek has carved a canyon

through lava flows 35 000 years old that form a

spectacular waterfall at the head of the canyon.

 

 

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CHERYL C YOUNG,REALTOR
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