Forest Capital of Canada 2023

Fredericton and the Greater Fredericton Region have been named the Forest Capital of Canada for 2023! The designation by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) kicks off a year-long celebration of the city’s urban forest, the larger ecosystem it helps bring to life and the benefits they bring to our community. Will you celebrate with us this year?

The Forest Capital of Canada program focuses on the role forests play in the socio-economic and environmental health of our communities – past, present, and future, while also recognizing the importance of forest heritage and a commitment to sustainable forest management practices across the community. 

Fredericton is a hub for excellence in the forest profession, home to several leading forest sector companies, as well as boasting several forest research, training and advocacy organizations within the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex. The city is also home to several post-secondary academic institutions with forestry and natural resources programs. The City has over 70 years of demonstrated stewardship and management of the urban forest, through the creation of the Fredericton Tree Commission, and the Parks and Trees Division.

About the CIF
Formed in 1908, the CIF is the national voice of forest practitioners and many others with an interest in forestry and forests. The Institute strives to provide national leadership, promote competence, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry/forest issues. Visit our website at