Two of the largest forests in Canada are the Boreal Forest and Great Bear Rainforest. The Boreal Forest spans the entire length of Canada, while the Great Bear Rainforest extends from the western province of British Columbia into Alaska. Canadian forests fall into eight different regions: Acadian, deciduous, boreal, montane, coastal, subalpine, Columbia and Great Lakes.
The Boreal Forest extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It covers Canada's interior, and culminates the largest tract of ancient forestland in the world. The Boreal Forest contains a diverse range of topography and climates. It has granite-peaked mountains, along with lakes, rivers and marshes. The Boreal Forest features many different animals, plants and trees. The forest includes Aspen trees, pines, spruces and poplars. Within the Boreal Forest reside animals including otters, moose and caribou. Humans live in the Boreal Forest, too. Many First Nation communities lie deep in the forest's interior.
The Great Bear Rainforest holds the title of preserving some of the world's last remaining acres of temperate rainforest. The Spirit Bear, a rare white species of bear, lives in the Great Bear Rainforest. The forest's waters contain salmon, and First Nation communities exist there as well. Subalpine forests cover land in the northern areas of Canada, while deciduous forests dot the eastern coastline.