2016 Trade Mission to Asia

The Province of B.C., the Government of Canada and the forest industry undertook a ten-day trade mission across Asia to explore opportunities for wood. During the mission, Forests Minister Steve Thomson met with Liu Haisheng, President of the Donghu Group.

Brock Commons Phase 1

UBC's 18-storey innovative tall wood building is under construction. The building, a new student residence, is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2017 and will house approximately 400 students. 

The Richmond Olympic Oval

The Richmond Olympic oval was a signature structure for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is a precedent-setting example of advanced wood engineering and design. The design of the wood roof and its application in a building of this size and significance marks the entry of British Columbia's wood design and fabrication industry onto the world stage.

Dream Home Canada (DHC)

The Dream Home Canada (DHC) serves not only as a showcase for British Columbia wood products and construction technology; it is also the consolidated home offices of FII China and the Canada Wood Group.

Leading forest management practices

British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations.

About FII

Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) is the B.C. Government's market development agency for forest products. FII works to strengthen and diversify international markets for B.C. forest products.

B.C. Forests & Markets

Forestry in British Columbia is big business. The forest sector is responsible for 35% of B.C.’s total exports ($12.4 billion). Forestry related activities directly support over 7,000 businesses and employ over 60,000 people.


FII publishes trends, data and other research available to assist the B.C. forest industry in being more competitive.

Investment & Funding

FII supports third party programs that meet strategic priorities identified through consultation with industry and through independent research into trends and opportunities in global markets.

Available Tools

FII has developed a variety of research, video footage, case studies, forest factsheets and imagery for use by B.C. forest companies and associations to assist with marketing efforts at all levels.

Spotlight News

B.C. announces first major commercial wood demonstration project in India
19 January 2017
Premier Christy Clark today announced that the largest shipment of mass timber from...
Continuing to Build Market Access for Coastal Forestry on Asian Trade Mission
14 December 2016
Originally posted on the Coast Forest Products Association website.  This fall,...