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Winter Drift

St. Lawrence River, Quebec

Credit: Dromadaire Géo-Innovations. RADARSAT Constellation Mission imagery © Government of Canada (). RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency

The St. Lawrence River is without a doubt one of the majestic maritime gateways of Canada. As a northern watercourse, the St. Lawrence and its shores change with the seasons: tranquil and placid during the summer months and ice-covered during the winter.

This radar image was acquired by the RADARSAT Constellation Mission on , when drifting ice floes formed a fascinating mosaic in motion. Like imaginary ships, islands such as île d'Orléans, île aux Grues, île aux Oies and Grosse Île seem to be navigating their way through the ice.

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