Maptour Page 5
Maptour: Canada's Ecological Regions ca 1500 CE
Looking at Saskatchewan
- Close the pop-up box for "Seasonal Temperature Ranges."
- Keep open the interactive map “Ecological Regions, ca 1500 CE.”
- Under LAYER CONTROLS, turn on the checkbox for "Modern Geography."
- Click on the "Zoom to" drop-down menu and select "Saskatchewan.”
- The major urban places in Saskatchewan lie south of the Boreal regions.
- The grassland portion of Saskatchewan covered only about one-quarter of the area that
later became known as a “prairie” province.
- Popular perception of Canada 's Prairie Provinces does not agree well with
the reality of the ecological zones in which they were established.
- At another time, check the "Prairie Parkland" belt, a rich resource and
settlement region frequently showing up in other chapters in this atlas,
including "Exploration to Mid-19th Century."