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Location of Howe Sound in British Columbia.

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*Fjords in Canada*, (fiords in Canada), are long, narrow inlets
characterized by steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial
activity. A fjord can have two or more basins separated by sills. The bowls
can have a depth of 20 to 500 m (66 to 1,640 ft) and the dividing sills
can raise up to a few metres below the water surface. Mountainous glaciated
areas in Canada are along the British Columbia Coast: from the Alaskan
border along the Portland Canal to Indian Arm. Kingcome Inlet is a typical
West Coast fjord.

Lesser^[/clarification needed/] fjords in Canada are located along the
coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador such as Saglek Fjord,^[1]Nachvak
Fjord,^[1]Anaktalâk Bay,^[1]Western Brook Pond, Hebron Fjord, and Bonne
Bay in Gros Morne National Park.^[2]

Quebec's Saguenay River valley contains a fjord. The Saguenay Fjord is
100 km (62 mi) long and 275 m (902 ft) deep.^[2]

The Canadian Arctic Archipelago also features fjords such as those around
Ellesmere and Baffin Island, including Alexandra Fjord, Ellesmere
Island,^[1] and Sam Ford Fjord,^[1] Baffin Island.

When a portion of the high cliff wall falls off, it may cause a tsunami.
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