Recreational User Fees
To use the Ganaraska Forest, you are required to purchase an annual Forest Membership
or Day Pass. These can be purchased at the Ganaraska Forest Centre and several nearby locations. On weekends, the Forest Centre gatehouse is open from 9 am until 4 pm. The Ganaraska Forest Centre is open from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. After these hours a self-serve system is available.
Fees for use of the Ganaraska Forest are based on the type of recreational activities pursued. Adult and youth rates (16 years of age and under) are available for both full year memberships and day passes, based on categories of recreational use. All categories of membership permit the use of the forest for lesser fee activities with the exception of cross-country skiing on groomed trails. Forest memberships allow access to the forest for a full year from the date of purchase.
For your convenience memberships and day passes can also be purchased at the following locations:
The GRCA Administration office, firstname.lastname@example.org
2216 County Road 28 in Port Hope
Noone's Petro Canada Service Centre
8262 Highway 35/115 just north of the Village of Kirby
Please note that memberships & day passes are sold from 6:00am - 10:00pm only, and are not available March through the end of April
156 Sandaraska Road on the northern edge of the West Forest
Please note annual closures - Thanksgiving through May 1st
For further information on recreational user fees, email us at email@example.com or by using the Contact Us section of this website, or call the GRCA administration office at 905-885-8173 or the Ganaraska Forest Centre at 905-797-2721.