Canada is a resource rich country; it is blessed with natural and environmental resources that stretches from one end to the other and as is common knowledge, these two are connected and compliment each other. The natural resources found in this expansive country include:
Canada is home to forests that grow from the southern side to the cold north. The biggest ones include Boreal forest in the northern area, which covers up to 60% of the land in that region and is the world’s largest forest that has not been touched by civilisation yet. The forest consists mainly of conifer trees and provides a lot of benefits to the Canadians living in the region by way hunting, fishing, recreation, and eco-tourism.
Canada has a string of mines that are located in almost all the regions, and each mine has the task of exploiting the minerals that are found in that region. Some of the minerals that are found in Canada include coal and gold. Coal is mined in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. Gold, on the other hand, is found in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. The mining, however, is strictly regulated by the government, which is dedicated to ensure that no damage comes to nature during the pursuit of riches.
Oil is found in Canada in large deposits in the northeaster part of Alberta. The deposits called Athabasca oil sands consists of a mixture of bitumen, water, clay minerals, and silica sand and it covers an area of around 141,000 square kilometres.
The Canadian environment is one of the many that are still in pristine condition in comparison to the other places on the planet. This has been helped by the cold conditions of the north, which have discouraged encroachment by the humans. Government regulations have also ensured that the natural environment remains untouched by any human activity.