The Area: Boreal Forest Region
Ontario’s boreal forest is the largest forest region in Ontario and Canada. With an area of 50 million hectares, the boreal forest contains two-thirds of Ontario’s forest. It extends from the northern limits of the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence forest to the Hudson Bay Lowlands.
Coniferous (softwood) and mixed-wood forests dominate the Boreal region. The main conifer species are black and white spruce, jack pine, balsam fir, tamarack and eastern white cedar. The predominant deciduous (hardwood) species are poplar and white birch. The area is also home to many towering white and red pines.
What the Artists Say
On the Rock allowed me the time, space, and opportunity to put bundles of notes, pages, and thoughts in order. While I was there I was able to see what my writing project is and will become and I had hours of solitude to put words on the page. This is an amazing place where silence exists allowing artists to open their voices and hear the story.
Terri GillisAuthor | Vancouver, BC
My time at ‘On the Rock’ was a magical experience where I could develop my creative practice in a soul filling location in nature. Having the time and venue to focus solely on art was a fabulous opportunity – one that I would not have had, were it not for the creative residency. The SNNF community was also so supportive and welcoming.