"The land surface of the Vancouver metropolitan area -- has formed through the action of diverse natural processes operating over the vast expanse of geological time. Many of the photographs surrounding the central shaded-relief map show natural processes that are slowly modifying the land surface and that impose important constraints on land use. Other photographs illustrate elements of the geological history of the Vancouver area that can be read from this landscape."
Vancouver has a varied landscape consisting of Ice Age Uplands, Sumas Prarie, Coast Mountains, Fraser River, Cascade Mountains, Fraser Delta and Shoreline.
The Geological Survey of Canada has a poster and website that elaborately describes this landscape. The poster can be ordered from:
The Geological Survey of Canada
101-605 Robson St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6B J53