About the Ganaraska Forest

The 12,000 acre Ganaraska Forest is one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario. Today the forest is a living example of how the principles of integrated resource management can be used to balance many different uses of forested lands on a sustainable and ecologically sound basis. The forest is home to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre, a weekend canteen, and public washroom and shower facilities. The area provides abundant recreational opportunities and is managed for a sustainable yield of wood products. Day passes or annual permits are required to use the forest. Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm weekdays and the Gatehouse is open for sales on weekends from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

NOTE: Ganaraska Forest memberships and day passes are no longer available for purchase from Ganaraska Leathercraft.

Did you know that you can now rent cross-country skis and snowshoes from the Ganaraska Forest Centre? Learn more here or call the Centre directly at 905.797.2721.

Cross-Country Ski Trail Update: February 28 2018 - Ski trails are closed until further notice due to a combination of mild temperatures, lack of snowfall and icy conditions. For up-to-date conditions, call the GFC at 905.797.2721.

The Canteen at the Ganaraska Forest Centre will be closed until further notice. 

Treetop Trekking Ganaraska An aerial park in the central forest, is now closed for the season. For more information, call 905-797-2000. Special rates for school groups participating in Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education programs!