Showcasing British Columbia at home and around the world

Innovative wood architecture and engineering is on the rise throughout BC, fuelled by new products, systems and buildings, advancements in technology and a growing volume of practical research. 

naturally:wood is a community and go-to information source where you can learn about BC’s forests and BC’s forest products. Here you’ll discover the growing possibilities of this centuries-old building material from tall timber towers and expressive long-span structures to new biomass and wood fibre products that are better for our planet.

Sunny interior view of Audain Art Museum showing trapezoidal panelized prefabricated wood atrium with laminated strand lumber (LSL) and parallel strand lumber (PSL) providing accents and structure

Demonstrating the social, economic and environmental value of BC's forests

BC is keeping its forests healthy and resilient for future generations. The province’s vast forests and rich history of building with wood is part of the cultural identity of British Columbians. The value of BC forests extends beyond economic growth, offering social, recreational and environmental benefits for future generations.​ naturally:wood reveals how using of local sustainable wood products can help combat climate change and the negative impacts of carbon emissions. 

Open hands, holding a selection of Douglas fir cones in the foreground. More cones in a hopper are in the background.

Advancing policy, technology + expertise

BC is an early adopter in the forestry and wood products sector. Forward thinking policies, a deep and diverse network of experts and emerging technologies are creating new possibilities for wood.​ We are investing and pioneering the latest science and technology to better manage and protect our forests. The results are real-life product testing, technical guidebooks, hands-on demonstration projects and practical research.

Interior image of UBC Campus Energy Centre showing three large boilers, a worker in overalls, and massive glue-laminated timber (glulam) post and beam frame, with cross-laminated timber (CLT) enclosed walls and roof

Bringing BC's suppliers to the world

naturally:wood connects you with BC’s 400+ suppliers of high-quality, eco-friendly forest products, from dimension lumber, engineered, mass timber and specialty products, to furniture, doors and windows, pulp, paper and pellets.

Sunny early morning view of lumber mill showing lumber stacks with forklift in operation
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Get rooted in the latest forestry and wood products innovations. Log some new knowledge and leaf the puns to us.

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