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Old Posted Nov 28, 2019, 2:40 PM
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I find it funny that Cheltenham Badlands exists in such a small area out of nowhere. It seems like such an oddity to be so concentrated in such a small area.

About 30 to 35 kms SW of there you get similar if not the same sediment along the valley walls of Bronte and Sixteen Mile Creeks in Oakville. But now that I think of it, that geographic feature might not be any bigger in distance than the Badlands.
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There are several spots like that in BC interior, often referred to as "painted hills"

Nearly all of them are somewhat remote to get too.

Hard to find good pics but hear is Painted Bluff near Kamloops

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Old Posted Nov 28, 2019, 3:41 PM
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I can’t speak to the validity of that particular photo, but the Great Sand Hills and Athabasca Sand Dunes are not the same. Athabasca Dunes are northwest on the south shore of Lake Athabasca while the Sand Hills are southwest near the Alberta border.
exactly, ironic that they picked out the one sand dunes photo that wasn't from Athabasca Sand Dunes, & then went on to post a video of Great Sand Hills as if it were the same as the Athabasca.

oh well, at least they got the province right.

As a primer for two of the largest sand dunes parks in Canada, in Saskatchewan:

https://photojourneys.ca/2018/04/24/...tal-of-canada/

Canada's Largest and the World's most Northern active Sand Dunes, some of the dunes >30 meters tall and 1,500 meters long...
The Athabasca Sand Dunes in Northern Saskatchewan cover about 2,000 sq kms



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_Sand_Dunes_Provincial_Park







Second Largest Sand dunes in Canada,
The Great Sand Hills in SouthWestern Saskatchewan, cover about 1,900 sq kms



https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/~/media/bloghome/2016/07/sandhills/sandhills_1920.jpg

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/G2KC8A/sand-dunes-great-sand-hills-saskatchewan-canada-G2KC8A.jpg

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/FRXRR2/sand-dunes-great-sand-hills-saskatchewan-canada-FRXRR2.jpg
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2019, 6:49 PM
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I can't find anything on this map in that region that looks like sand on google maps. Maybe one tiny dot north of Bitter Lake. https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.14068.../data=!3m1!1e3

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I can't find anything on this map in that region that looks like sand on google maps. Maybe one tiny dot north of Bitter Lake. https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.14068.../data=!3m1!1e3

source:https://imgur.com
You’re too far southwest. Dropped pin
Near Great Sand Hills Rte, Prelate, SK S0N 2B0
https://goo.gl/maps/CYkY5J1hPJKfRTRr8

If you zoom out a bit more you can see that the Sand Hills are dunes spread out over the prairie. They’re not one large continuous sandy area.

Athabasca Dunes are more obvious. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park
Laronge, SK S0J 1L0
https://goo.gl/maps/Z8d38hGTsLsW4afQ7
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I was surprised to find out most of BCs sand dunes are on the coast like Long Beach and Savory Island and not in the dry interior.

Edit: The largest sand dune is in Farwell Canyon near Williams Lake.
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I was surprised to find out most of BCs sand dunes are on the coast like Long Beach and Savory Island and not in the dry interior.

Edit: The largest sand dune is in Farwell Canyon near Williams Lake.
There are a few dunes scattered in the Thompson Valley as well, and some smaller beach like dunes on the east side of Osoyoos Lake, but yeah, surprisingly no real dune fields in BC. Around the canyons in the Chilcoltin is where you will find the largest ones.
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I find it funny that Cheltenham Badlands exists in such a small area out of nowhere. It seems like such an oddity to be so concentrated in such a small area.

About 30 to 35 kms SW of there you get similar if not the same sediment along the valley walls of Bronte and Sixteen Mile Creeks in Oakville. But now that I think of it, that geographic feature might not be any bigger in distance than the Badlands.
It was a clearcut farm, and a flood revealed the dirt underneath. Most of the region would look like that if it eroded.
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Mt.Robson BC. Highest point in the Canadian Rockies and the birthplace of the mighty Fraser River:
Mt Robson Panorama by Tristan Rayner, on Flickr

Coastal island mountains (Haida Gwaii)
HAIDA GWAII - Ferry Wake by Alora Grifffin, on Flickr

Beach and forest
HAIDA GWAII - Cloud Cover by Alora Grifffin, on Flickr

Mt.Fairweather area where mountains touch the sea:
Mt_Fairweather-98 by Wasif Siddiqui, on Flickr

Mt_Fairweather-95 by Wasif Siddiqui, on Flickr

River delta, agriculture, mountains:

Fraser Delta by Evan Leeson, on Flickr
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2 different canyon styles:

Blue/green/moist (Kootenays)
Marble Canyon Kootenay Park by John Andersen, on Flickr

and brown/dry
Black Canyon Railroads by Jason Cary, on Flickr

Fraser Canyon, BC (2012) by Ub(66), on Flickr

Brown and Green canyon:
RANCHLAND. (ROUGH COUNTRY) FRASER RIVER, BC. by vermillion$baby, on Flickr
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For me the biggest downfall of Southwestern Ontario is the over abundance of farmland. It pretty much makes the entire landscape devoid of all interest. I enjoy long distance biking and I find the endless farmland the most insufferable part. I feel like I'm experiencing the most mundane and isolating features of suburbia with non of the positives of leaving the city.

If Southwestern Ontario/The Lakes had more old growth forests it'd be the best part of Canada.

People forget that the climate is generally really good, Oceans are not near as desirable as people like to think, and Mountains are typically an obstacle to mobility and not the other way around.


The problem with Ontario is that you have to choose between being in the more remote northern parts of the provinces or be in the south that is saturated with farmland.

The magic of southwestern ontario in theory is convince. Surrounded by bodies of water on all sides, directly next to the biggest urban area of the country.


I enjoy long distance biking(60 to 100 km) and living in london I get interesting locations in all directions, if only their was more greenery in the inbetweens.
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The eastern part of Ontario is a good compromise. It's not fully agriculturalized like the southwest is. Lots of pockets of wetland and forests. Plenty of fully natural land between Ottawa and Kingston.

You've got the amenities of being in the south while having some of the natural environments that the north has.
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When you are lucky enough to be helicoptered to the top (helluva hike though)... feel rather blessed to glimpse Canuck fjords. Should be on every bucket list.

It rains a lot and you have to kiss a fish (traditionally cod but stocks are waning)... but unforgettable when weather gives u a view.

And nice people. Maybe the nicest.
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For me the biggest downfall of Southwestern Ontario is the over abundance of farmland. It pretty much makes the entire landscape devoid of all interest. I enjoy long distance biking and I find the endless farmland the most insufferable part. I feel like I'm experiencing the most mundane and isolating features of suburbia with non of the positives of leaving the city.

If Southwestern Ontario/The Lakes had more old growth forests it'd be the best part of Canada.

People forget that the climate is generally really good, Oceans are not near as desirable as people like to think, and Mountains are typically an obstacle to mobility and not the other way around.


The problem with Ontario is that you have to choose between being in the more remote northern parts of the provinces or be in the south that is saturated with farmland.

The magic of southwestern ontario in theory is convince. Surrounded by bodies of water on all sides, directly next to the biggest urban area of the country.


I enjoy long distance biking(60 to 100 km) and living in london I get interesting locations in all directions, if only their was more greenery in the inbetweens.
I agree with you on farmland. Not only is it flat...it's generally treeless as well. The one upside to very flat terrain is that the view of the sky is much broader.

To me the formula for good scenery is fairly simple: terrain variation + coastline + tree density.
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Depends on the location. Here the land is undulating so the farmland actually aids in visual interest as there are forested hills and rolling countryside combined into a neat package.









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