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Harrison Lake in Coast Mountains, Canada – February 16th, 2011

49.5N 121.8W

February 16th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Canada - February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image shows several lakes in the southern Coast Mountains of Canada. The one in the upper right corner is Harrison Lake, the largest lake in that mountain range, at about 250 square kilometres in area.

East of the lake are the Lillooet Ranges while to the west are the Douglas Ranges. The lake is the last of a series of large north-south glacial valleys tributary to the Fraser River along its north bank east of Vancouver, British Columbia. The river can be seen crossing the lower part of the image.

Torpy River Between the Northern Rockies and the McGregor Plateau, Canada

53.8N 121.3W

February 24th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Canada - January 25th, 2010

Canada - January 25th, 2010

The Torpy River can be seen flowing through a valley in the lower half of this orthorectified image. It is a tributary of the Fraser River, rising in the Northern Rockies and the McGregor Range, a subdivision of the McGregor Plateau, and forming the boundary between the Rockies and the McGregor Plateau.

The McGregor Plateau is a sub-plateau of the Fraser Plateau, the northernmost major subdivision of the Interior Plateau spanning the inland regions of the Pacific Northwest. It is located in British Columbia, Canada, to the east of the city of Prince George. The plateau is very mountainous in character and includes several large rivers.

Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains, Canada – February 18th, 2010

49.2N 123.1W

February 18th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers

Canada - January 25th, 2010

Canada - January 25th, 2010

Located on the Burrard Peninsula in western Canada’s province of British Columbia, Vancouver lies between Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south. The Strait of Georgia, to the west, is shielded from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island.

The city, host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, has an area of 114 km2 (44 sq mi), including both flat and hilly ground. The North Shore Mountains, visible at the top of this orthorectified image, dominate the cityscape, and on a clear day scenic vistas include the snow-capped volcano Mount Baker in the state of Washington to the southeast, Vancouver Island across the Strait of Georgia to the west and southwest, and the Bowen Island to the northwest.