Canada’s 19 Biosphere Regions

Places working for people and nature in balance.

  What is a Biosphere Region?  Discover Canada’s Biosphere Regions

The Canadian UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves, in Canada, known as biosphere regions, are local hubs of innovation and community development where communities come together to build a future they are proud of.

Whether you are a curious visitor, a passionate environmentalist, or a policymaker seeking innovative solutions, we offer a wealth of resources and insights into the remarkable work being done within these regions across the country.

Biosphere regions in Canada, feature iconic landscapes, unique natural diversity, and vibrant communities for you to explore.

Learn how Canadian biosphere regions are providing local solutions to global problems.

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The National Network in Numbers


Canadians live in biosphere regions.


Square kilometers of water within the biosphere regions.


Square kilometers of protected areas or interim protected areas.


Kilometers of watercourses flowing through the biosphere regions.


Indigenous hosts.

2:1 – 5:1

Leverage ratio for investments within the biosphere reserves.


Million dollars annually into the network of biosphere region communities.


Municipal partners.

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A photo of boats at Alma Warf in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Region.