- Mild winters in British Columbia which makes it possible to transport logs throughout the year.
- Availability of water from many rivers providing plenty of water for paper and pulp manufacture.
- Cheap H.E.P. for factories from many rivers in Canada.
- Cheap and efficient land and water transport system easing transport of logs to factories and to markets.
- Coastal location of major producing areas making exportation of timber to U.S.A. and Japan easy.
- High demand for forest products in the neighbouring U.S.A. and locally due to high purchasing power.
- Existence of natural coniferous forests in pure stands (one tree species covering a large area) making exploitation easy.
- Absence of undergrowth which makes exploitation easy (due to dead leaves resulting in acidic humus.