During the year 2017, British Columbia saw more than 12,000 km2 of forests go up in smoke. These wildfires were particularly notorious as they caused the largest total number of evacuees with 65,000 evacuees as well as the largest area fire in the province's history resulting in the declaration of the provincial state of emergency by the government of British Columbia.


Supported project

In 2021-2022, L’OCCITANE CANADA and The L’OCCITANE Foundation are supporting the project of ONE TREE PLANTED. This project aims to plant 1 million trees in Hanceville, British Columbia and to restore 570 hectares of land that was devastated by the 2017 wildfire. 

This project will greatly speed the process of returning the area to a forested state and re-establishing complex ecosystems which were destroyed by the fires. This will help to support the area’s biodiversity and native species. A wide range of wildlife species, large and small, will benefit from this project. Large fauna includes mule deer, moose, black and grizzly bears, wolves, sandhill cranes, various raptors, songbirds, and small mammals. The tree planting will also create fuel breaks to reduce the potential for wildfires to spread, safeguarding habitats for all local species. The trees will also help to restabilize affected soils to reduce erosion and landslides through root development.

Some figures


Budget 3,496 euros

Goal 4,000 planted trees

Regenerated Surface 2.75 hectares