natural values

Giant crystal clear lakes. Soaring mountains that cradle lush green valleys. Free-flowing rivers that unfurl over a thousand kilometres. Wildlife migrations that span the continent.

The Boreal Forest offers intact nature on a scale rarely seen in modern life.

From tiny bird nests lining a pond to the aurora borealis stretching across an autumn sky, the boreal is alive with wonders. Some hold the key to new medicines; some clean the air and water. All of them help keep the forest vibrant and healthy.


An Intact Forest

In a world that has lost 80 percent of its original forests, Canada’s Boreal Forest is one of the last strongholds of wild nature left on the planet. Read more >

A Refuge for Wildlife

The Boreal Forest is alive with animals. Caribou herds move through trees in search of abundant lichen, their hooves perfectly designed to dig into the snow to find nutrient-rich plants. Read more >


Fresh Clean Water

The boreal is home to countless shades of green, but it is also a forest of blue—of glistening lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands. Read more >

North America’s Bird Nursery

Every spring, as the sun moves higher in the sky and the days grow longer, a lush boreal landscape emerges from beneath its winter cloak. Read more >

A Giant Carbon Shield

The Boreal Forest serves as a giant shield in the fight against climate change. Read more >