Forest Special Event Permit Rates

Organizations that wish to hold special events in the Ganaraska Forest are required to obtain a Special Event Permit. Examples of special events that have been organized in the past are:

  • Off-road motorcycle or ATV rides, organized by local club
  • Mountain bike races
  • Club horse back rides
  • Orienteering challenges
  • NEW: Photography Sessions

These events can at anytime and may span the entire weekend. The cost of permits depends on the size of the group (HST is included) and whether it is a non-profit or for profit event. Check our Availability Calendar to pre-plan your activity.

The first step in obtaining a Special Event Permit is to complete an application. Applications should be submitted a minimum of three weeks prior to the event date. An insurance certificate indicating liability coverage, a map showing which trails will be used and a description of any markers used to mark the route are required before a Special Event Permit is issued.

Ganaraska Forest Special Event Application Form

Type of Event Number of Participants Cost
Hiking & Photography Sessions 0-25 $75
26-50 $100
51+ $125
Mountain Biking 0-25 $100
26-50 $200
51+ $300
Horseback Riding 0-25 $100
26-50 $200
51+ $300
Motorized use 0-25 $300
26-50 $400
51+ $600