Canadian Biosphere Reserves

Canada’s 18 UNESCO biosphere reserves are leaders in creating vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities across Canada, while conserving the country’s natural and cultural heritage. As model regions and dynamic learning sites for collaborative projects of all kinds, biosphere reserves strengthen and celebrate Canadian values and action national priorities including biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Our 18 sites are situated within the traditional territories of over 50 Indigenous communities. Spanning an area of 235,000 square kilometres, Canadian biosphere reserves play an important role in improving the quality of life of the 1.2 million Canadians who live and work within their boundaries.

Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec

Waterton, Alberta

Long Point, Ontario

Riding mountains, Manitoba

Charlevoix, Quebec

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

Redberry Lake, Saskatchewan

Lac Saint-Pierre, Quebec

Mount Arrowsmith, British Columbia

South West Nova, Nova Scotia

Frontenac Arch, Ontario

Georgian Bay, Ontario

Manicouagan Uapishka, Quebec

Fundy, New Brunswick

Bras d’Or Lake, Quebec

Beaver Hills, Alberta

Tsá Tué, Northwest Territory