Porcupine Hills

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The Porcupine Hills refer to geographical features located in the prairie provinces of Canada.

Manitoba-Saskatchewan[edit]

Porcupine Hills is located in Manitoba
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Manitoba Escarpment

A feature known as the Porcupine Hills is located in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They are part of the Manitoba Escarpment,[1] which was the shoreline of the glacial Lake Agassiz. They are located northwest of Swan River, Manitoba, and are the headwaters of the Swan River.[2] The highest elevation in the Porcupine Hills is Hart Mountain, at an elevation of 823m,[1] Manitoba's second highest point.[2] Porcupine Provincial Forest surrounds the area.[1]

Alberta[edit]

There is also a geographical feature known as the Porcupine Hills in southern Alberta. The area gets its name from the Douglas-fir and pine trees that populate the crests of the hills. The region includes montane and subalpine forest, aspen parkland and prairie grassland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hutchinson Encyclopedia
  2. ^ a b Bivouac.com
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 52°33′40″N 101°22′20″W / 52.56111°N 101.37222°W / 52.56111; -101.37222