The Vancouver topographic map shows elevation, hills and landforms in Vancouver. This elevation map of Vancouver will allow you to know topography, river and relief of Vancouver in British Columbia - Canada. The Vancouver topographic map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The physical features include Plateaus, valleys and plains, forests, as well as rugged mountains. The Western Cordillera was formed when the larger Pacific Plate converged with the smaller North American Plate. Since the North American Plate is smaller it went on top of the Pacific Plate. The smaller plate went up pushing the lager one into the mantle. As the plate went up in created mountains. That is how the western Cordillera was formed. The elevation of the mountains make it colder at the top of mountains or cities that are high in elevation. Relief rainfall is also a factor because of the jet stream blowing east and the mountain ranges as you can see in Vancouver elevation map. For this reason lots of cities get lots of rain all year round.
The City of Vancouver has a total area of 44 square miles (114 sq km) and consists of both flat and hilly terrain. The North Shore Mountains are located near the city and dominate much of its cityscape, but on clear days, Mount Baker in Washington, Vancouver Island, and Bowen Island to the northeast can all be seen. Vancouver 1981–2010 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone ranges from 8A to 9A depending on elevation and proximity to water. Vancouver elevation is 0–152 m (0–501 ft) as its shown in Vancouver elevation map.
The Vancouver region includes three main physiographic areas. Mountains (Coast and Cascade Mountains) comprise rugged bedrock ridges and peaks and intervening steep-walled valleys. The larger valleys contain thick deposits of sediments and host major rivers, lakes, or arms of the sea (e.g. Howe Sound). The other two physiographic areas are within the Fraser Valley: gently rolling uplands, ranging from an elevation about 15 m to 250 m above sea level as its mentioned in Vancouver elevation map, are underlain by thick Ice Age (Pleistocene) sediments, largely of glacial origin; flat lowlands along the Fraser River and its tributaries are underlain by modern (Holocene) sediments less than 10,000 years old.