National Forest Week

News on National Forest Week (NFW) 2017

The dates set for NFW 2017 are September 24 to 30. Check this page often for more information on the upcoming events and celebrations.

2016 Accomplishments Report

The 2016 NFW campaign was again a success. Over 10,000 people were exposed to information regarding BC forests. Almost 5,400 K-12 students received direct education about forests and an additional 1,300 student requests were not able to be accommodated demonstrating the demand, which is expected to continue to grow in 2017. Read more in the 2016 Accomplishments Report.


RayahDWhat is now known as National Forest Week (NFW) was established in the 1920's and known as Forest Fire Prevention Week. The intention was to encourage greater public awareness of Canada's forests. Since then, National Forest Week (renamed in 1967) has evolved to encompass the many and varied human and environmental aspects of Canada's forest resources – past, present and future. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource. National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September. National Tree Day is observed on the Wednesday of National Forest Week.


The BC Coalition is working hard to promote National Forest Week and help to organize activities across the province. If you would like to get involved, send an e-mail to: or contact a BC Coalition member in your region.