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Peatland distribution

In Canada

Peatlands cover 113.6 million hectares in Canada, or around 13 % of the country’s surface area and are present in all provinces. The most extensive peatland concentration occurs in the Hudson’s Bay lowlands of Ontario and Manitoba. Peatlands are also abundant in northern Alberta, central Saskatchewan, Québec and in the Atlantic provinces.

Distribution of peatlands in Canada

Peatland distribution in Canada’s provinces and territories (surface area: 103 ha)

Source : Tarnocai, Kettles & Lacette, 2011. Peatlands of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada. Open File 6561 (digital database)

In provinces

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