Originally Posted by Drybrain
And not to ruffle any feathers, but as much as Halifax visibly grew outward, Moncton really look to be the sprawl kings of Atlantic Canada.
Indeed, Moncton is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Thanks for noticing.....
I agree with Hailistreaks
though, it would be nice if our growth were a little more vertical and a little less horizontal.
This is truly an amazing resource and it is interesting also to look at the changes in the natural world over time as well as the growth of cities. As Haligonian88
noted, you can easily appreciate the hurricane induced blowdown in Point Pleasant Park. This was easily one of the greatest natural disasters in Halifax in the recent past. I vividly remember visiting Point Pleasant for the first time when I moved to Halifax in 1979 and being so impressed by the towering pine forest. We had nothing like that it PEI where I grew up. It makes me very sad to think I will never see anything like that again in my lifetime.
Here in Moncton, you can see the changes in the Petitcodiac River since the causeway gates have opened. The river channel is widening and straightening and it is possible that the meander in front of Bore View Park might disappear in the next 20-30 years if this continues.
On PEI, if you look at the barrier dunes on the north shore, it is really enlightening to see the ends of some of the barrier islands literally melting away, but with sand deposited in new areas down the shore. You can also appreciate breakthroughs in the barrier islands, and when they occur, the deposition of sand in the salt water lagoons in behind.
It gives a whole new meaning to the term "geologic time"........