About Ganaraska Forest Centre


The Ganaraska Forest Centre is a multi-use facility, located in the heart of the 11,000-acre Ganaraska Forest. Featuring overnight accommodations for over 80 people, the facility boasts a large Great Hall, four break-out classrooms, a commercial kitchen and expert culinary staff to look after any group's dietary needs.

The certified teachers at the Ganaraska Forest Centre offer over 25 Ontario curriculum-linked outdoor educational opportunities to students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, through day-use programming, or 2, 3, 4 or 5-day residential stays. The Ganaraska Forest Centres outdoor education programs meet or exceed the criteria of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association's (OPHEA) Safety Guidelines. All instructors are Ontario-certified teachers, with outdoor education emphasis, and combined, have several years of practical, hands-on teaching experience.  The facility is also available for private and corporate events and community and non-profit groups.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is a fully accessible site, with users having access to an All Terrain Wheelchair, for those with mobility issues.

Latest News

Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals Now Available Through the Ganaraska Forest Centre!

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is now available to rent through the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Tips before your visit: Plan to arrive and finish your ski or snowshoe trek before 2:00 p.m. – All rentals must be returned to the gatehouse or GFC by 2:00 p.m.…

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The Ganaraska Forest Centre – 40 years of Outdoor Education

Research shows that children learn best when they participate in real-life, hands-on activities. The formal name for those experiences is Experiential Education and the Ganaraska Forest Centre is extremely proud to be entering its 40th year of engaging children in this type of learning. Experiential learning fosters student engagement by creating relevant experiences that spark…

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