Peat in Canada

Canada’s peatlands are estimated to exceed 1.1 million km2, globally second only to those of the Russia Federation.

There have been a number of assessments of the potential use of peat as a fuel (including for power generation) but at present, peat is not used for energy purposes and it is unlikely to change in the immediate future. Canada is, however, a major producer (and exporter) of peat for horticultural applications.