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 percent of Canada’s boreal, or less than two percent of the world’s boreal region.

As with all other forest lands across Canada, the boreal is managed under a comprehensive set of legislation and regulations. Throughout BC, forest activities on public lands meet the high standards demanded by customers, communities and provincial laws. Recent independent studies have found that BC’s forest policy regulations are among the most stringent in the world.

British Columbia's Boreal Forest Fact Sheet

The boreal zone is an important part of BC’s diverse and complex ecosystem network.