The quality of our timberland holdings is a result of the vision and patience of H.R. MacMillan. Also known for his role as British Columbia’s first Chief Forester. H.R. MacMillan subsequently built one of Canada’s foremost forest products companies, MacMillan Bloedel Limited.
In 1999, MacMillan Bloedel Limited was purchased by Weyerhaeuser Company. Weyerhaeuser – the “Tree Growing Company” – is a highly regarded integrated forest products company with a long history of successful timberland management. In May of 2005, Weyerhaeuser sold all of their BC coastal assets, and Island Timberlands was formed as a result of the purchase of the BC coastal private timberlands. Island Timberlands began operations in June 2005 and is a privately held company based on Vancouver Island.