Sand Origin

Chesterman Beach, Vancouver Island

Random Sand Fact

What’s often dubbed as the world’s smallest desert, Canada’s Carcross Desert is not really a desert despite its stunning sand dunes. 

Sand alone doesn’t make a desert. It doesn’t even need to be present in one. The “desert,” on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Canada, gets too much rain and snowfall to qualify as one.

Carcross sand dunes naturally formed during the melting of the last Ice Age. Constant winds keep the sand dunes active, attracting adventurers who hike, sandboard, and sled across the sandy terrain.

Sand – only covers 20 % of the world’s desert

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