The Gravel Reach is in the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. Trees can grow to massive sizes because of the long growing season, high amounts of rainfall, and mild winters. Shrubs, mosses, ferns and wildflowers make up the forest understorey.
The temperate rainforest supports a wide range of large and small mammals, migratory and resident birds and waterfowl, amphibians, and invertebrates.
The Fraser and its tributaries provide rich spawning and rearing habitat for freshwater and anadromous fish. The Fraser River is one of the most important salmon rivers in the world.
We've put together some information on just a selection of the plants and animals found in the Gravel Reach. Use the menu items on the right-hand side of your screen to explore.