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.


Reminders for Ganaraska Forest Users

Motorized use (with the exception of snowmobiling) closed for the season on November 30th, and will reopen on May 1 2019.

The central section of the forest is a no-hunting zone. If you're visiting the forest during hunting season, please wear bright colours - be visible, be safe.

Latest News

Ganaraska Forest Cross-Country Ski Trail Update: February 19, 2019

The cross-country ski trails are open. The yellow and blue trails have been groomed and track-set. If skiing is not your thing, consider trying out snowshoeing!

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Water Safety in Nature

While many of us enjoy outdoor activities in the winter, it’s important to know about the natural hazards we could encounter. Activities like ice fishing, pond hockey and hiking along stream side trails can be perfectly safe while everything is good and frozen, but even the slightest rise in temperature could change this dramatically. In…

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