Geography of Manitoba
Manitoba is divided by three of Canada’s seven physiographic regions. These three regions are the Hudson Bay Lowland, the Canadian Shield and the
Interior Plains. Most of Manitoba’s population is concentrated in the southeastern corner of the province,
in the Interior Plains physiographic region. This region is also where most of Manitoba’s arable land is located. By comparison, the Hudson Bay Lowland and the Canadian Shield are generally not suitable for agriculture. Churchill, Manitoba’s only saltwater port, is located in the Hudson Bay Lowland. Hydroelectric power,
freshwater fishing, metal mines and some forestry are located in the Canadian Shield region.