British Columbia's Boreal Region

The boreal region encircles the upper portion of the northern hemisphere and contains one-third of the world’s forests. The forests in the boreal region are important to the countries where they are found, and globally. In British Columbia, the boreal zone covers 32 million hectares (79 million acres) and accounts for about six per cent of Canada’s boreal, or less than two per cent of the world’s boreal region. The boreal zone is an important part of B.C.’s diverse and complex ecosystem network.