Region: Western Cordillera
Layers of sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary rocks are found in Banff
Build up of sediments
Compressed for a long period of time
Oldest layer is at the bottom, youngest layer is at the top
Sedimentary rocks may contain fossils of animals
First animals and plants appear on land
Discovered in 1883 railway workers discovered a hot spring and from there the park was discovered
Established in 1885
Relative: Calgary, Alberta
Absolute: 51.4968° N, 115.9281° W
Located in the South west corner of the province Alberta
Located in the Western Cordillera
Banff’s mountains shows an abundance of different forms of shapes, that were affected by the rock …show more content…
I think certain animals that can live/survive in the harsh cold weather are found in this region. This is because in the mountains the weather is mostly cold and strong animals such as the grizzly bear, Cougar, lynx and many more can live in this weather because of their strong body and their fur. As well there is many forests where these animals can find food and shelter. Moreover, because of the harsh weather there only a limited amount of reptiles and amphibians in the park.
Provide clean water
Homes to over 15 fish species
The closest major city to Banff National Park is Calgary with a distance of 130 …show more content…
Tourists visiting Banff National Park, should not be feared by bears or any type of animals. Make sure you have your bear spray in case of any emergency.
“Prepare: carry bear spray & know how to handle an encounter
Be aware - look ahead & watch for tracks, droppings, and diggings
Let bears know you’re there - travel in a group & make noise”
Sustainability: The ability for anything to continue running forever
Town of Banff has a new “environmentally innovative public transit system”(www.ecovert.ca). The purpose of these busses are to increase ridership, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support Banff’s “Environmental Stewardship Policy—to nurture a sustainable community with a balanced approach to social and economic development”(www.ecovert.ca)
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Kangaroo Point Cliffs are one of the most iconic places that highlight Brisbane city’s history along with the Brisbane City Hall and Story Bridge. These cliffs were known by Aborigines even before European settlers arrived in Brisbane. The development around the Kangaroo Point Cliff was started in the 1900s when roads were developed around the cliff. Today, the Kangaroo Point Cliff offers many adventurous activities such as rock climbing, kayaking on the Brisbane River, Segway tours, bike riding around the garden etc. The rocks found on these steep cliffs are known as the ‘Brisbane Tuff’. These unique pink and green stones were also used in building public buildings during the 1820s and 1830s. The very steep feature and gas holes on the cliff plays a significant role in identifying these cliffs a result of a volcanic eruption (Visit Brisbane, 2018). This essay analyses geological formation of Kangaroo Point cliff and the Brisbane tuff which the
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