Prairie in its true meaning refers to a kind of grassland or interior plain. The Canadian Prairies include provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan and apart from prairies there are armada of biomes that dominate the Canadian Prairie locations. These biomes are boreal forests and aspen parklands.
The Canadian prairie regions have been categorized according to two different types of soils, the brown soils and the black soils. Canadian prairies have dry weather conditions and get little rains in the regions that have brown soil, while regions that have black soil have humid and continental weather conditions. According to inhabitants and weather experts, Manitoba is more humid in comparison to other prairie provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The Canadian prairies are basically a potpourri of three types of grasslands-tall grass prairie, mixed grass prairie and fescue prairie. These prairies are also good for farming of wheat, canola, oats, brassica and barley. The prairies here are used for breeding cattle and sheep, and oil production. These also host a number of oil refinement and agriculture processing industries.
The Canadian prairies carry a legendary cultural and political pedigree. If stories are to be believed, the first Europeans who explored the prairies were the merchants of fur and the wanderers from the eastern Canada. These fur merchants came and settled over here and made these prairies their home. It was only when the Canadian Pacific Railway was constructed that people who earned living by agriculture came to settle in these regions. Different people brought with them their own culture and made these prairies an amalgamation of slew of cultures and ethnicities all together.
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