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Boreal forest of Canada

Canadian biome characterized by coniferous forests
A satellite composite image of Canada. Boreal forests, visible as darker shades of green, prevail throughout most of the country, including the Arctic, the eastern slopes of the northern Coast Mountains and the Saint Elias Mountains.
Boreal forests occur in the more southern parts of the Taiga ecoregion that spreads across the northern parts of the world.
Distribution of taiga and boreal forests in North America (dark blue area in Canada and Alaska).

Canada's boreal forest comprises about one third of the circumpolar boreal forest that rings the northern hemisphere, mostly north of the 50th parallel.[1]


  1. State of Canada's Forests: 2004-2005, The Boreal Forest, Canadian Forest Service, ISBN 0-662-40014-3, p. 43