Weekend Non-Profit Group Planning Information

The Ganaraska Forest Centre welcomes Girl Guides and Scouts and other non-profit groups for an affordable weekend stay at our facility. A variety of rental options are available depending on your group size and needs. Choose to stay in a combination of dormitory style rooms, add camping, or book the weekend kitchen to cook your own meals. We do everything we can to accommodate your group's individual needs. See our 2020 Non-Profit Weekend Rate Schedule. Please note that rates are subject to change. 50% of the booking fee is required as a non-refundable deposit to secure preferred dates.

Together, with the support of Northumberland Sunrise Rotary, the Ganaraska Forest Centre is able to offer visitors of any ability access to the forest. An All Terrain Wheelchair (Deposit Agreement) is available to use during your visit to the Ganaraska Forest Centre. For further information on how to make use of the wheelchair, please contact us at (905)885-8173 or info@grca.on.ca. 

The following information is provided to assist you and in preparing for your Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) visit. Please see our availability calendar for weekend availability.

If you are planning an organized group event in the forest, you will require a special event permit: Forest Organized Event Permit Application

If you are only looking to book the facilities, you will require a Use of Facilities Permit, arranged through our main office, at (905)885-8173. Please read your permit carefully to understand our regulations. Permits must be returned within 10 days along with the appropriate non-refundable deposit of 50% of your fee to confirm your booking date. Send to: Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, 2216 County Road 28, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V8.

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority reserves the right to hold special events at the GFC during the period of your group’s visit. If such an event is scheduled during your visit, your group will receive as much advance notice as possible and every effort will be made to avoid conflicts of use.

Feel free to contact us for additional information at 905.885.8173.