The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed.

  • All visitors must obtain a day pass or membership to use the forest. Note that day passes can be purchased online and printed at home, or through the self-serve kiosk at the Ganaraska Forest Centre gatehouse.
  • Remember to practice social-distancing on the trails and in parking lots. A reminder that camping is not permitted on any GRCA properties.
  • All GRCA buildings remain closed to the public, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Staff continue to operate through phone and email communications. Please see staff directory for a complete list of contact information.

Your patience, cooperation and support is appreciated during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Stay safe.

Recreational User Fees


To use the Ganaraska Forest, you are required to purchase an annual membership or day pass.

For your convenience memberships and day passes can be purchased online and through the Ganaraska Forest Centre Gatehouse Self-Serve Kiosk.

GRCA Fee Schedule

Fees for use of the Ganaraska Forest are based on the type of recreational activities pursued. Adult and youth rates (12 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.

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Administration Office / 905-885-8173


For further information on recreational user fees, email us at or call 905.885.8173.