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Fjords of British Columbia Coast, Canada

50.7N 125.6W

October 17th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Canada - July 26th, 2009

Canada - July 26th, 2009

The British Columbia Coast is Canada’s western continental coastline on the Pacific Ocean. The aerial distance from one end of the coast to the other 965 km. However, because of its many deep inlets and complicated island shorelines, the total length of the British Columbia Coast is over 27,000 km, making up about 13% of the Canadian coastline at 202,080 km.

The coastline’s geography is most comparable to that of Norway and its heavily-indented coastline of fjords. The great fjords of the British Columbia Coast rival those of Norway in length and depth but are surrounded by higher mountains.

Here, several inlets and fjords stand out due to their bright green color. Upon opening the full image, one can see that there are tan sediments in the northern reaches of the fjords where rivers empty into them.

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