Unit 1 - The Importance of Canada's Forests

Lesson 5: The Social Value of Canada's Forests

Canada's forests make an important contribution to quality of life:

  • Our beautiful, majestic forests provide both Canadians and visitors with a place of sanctuary and recreation.
  • Many people enjoy escaping to the great outdoors; forests are widely used for hiking, camping, off-road recreation, and bird-watching, to name a few.

  • Canada's forests play a pivotal role in the spiritual and cultural lives of our Indigenous peoples.
  • Many Indigenous people exercise their rights to hunt, fish, trap, and use the forest as a source of traditional medicines