Canada's British Columbia is a paradise on the pacific, ideal for creating a homestead in Canada.
Here's why the Pacific Northwest has such a wide divergence of climate: Warm, moist ocean air moving inland cools, turns to fog and releases moisture as it rises over the obstructing mountains.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/CALEB FOSTER
Seasonal positions of the earth in relation to the sun.
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The dry air then has very little precipitation to deposit on the mountains' eastern slopes, leaving that region semi-arid.Thus, within only a few miles, the character of the land changes rapidly from a forested, mild coast to sub-artic plains and bush.