Quick Facts

  • Forests cover an area of 361 million hectares (3.61 million km2) in Canada, making it the third most forested country in the world.

  • Canada has one of the world's highest per-capita forest areas (nearly 10 hectares per person).

  • 90.4% of Canada's forest is publicly owned.

  • 6.7% of Canada's forest is privately owned.

  • 9% of the world's forest area is in Canada.

  • 24% of the world's boreal forests are in Canada.

  • There are 49 billion cubic meters of wood in Canada's forests.

  • There are 30 billion tonnes of above-ground biomass in Canada's forests.