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.

Notice to Ganaraska Forest Users

With the extremely warm dry weather conditions experienced over the last several days we ask that forest users exercise caution when using the Ganaraska Forest. No open fires are permitted in the forest at any time and off-road vehicles must be equipped with spark arrestors. Should a fire be seen in the forest call 911 immediately and attempt to give an accurate location of the fire.


Latest News

Important Notice for April 17th, 2018

A military exercise will be taking place in the central section of the Ganaraska Forest on Tuesday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. If you see a helicopter in the north area of the central forest, please note that it is simply an exercise. Questions? Please call the Ganaraska Forest Centre at 905.885.8173.

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Important Information Regarding Ganaraska Forest Use

A friendly reminder that the Ganaraska Forest is closed to all recreational uses, with the exception of hiking, until May 1st. Please review the Conditions of Use before visiting the forest. Ganaraska Forest memberships and day passes are no longer available for purchase from Ganaraska Leathercraft. Noone’s Petro Canada will not be selling Ganaraska Forest passes until…

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