About the Ganaraska Forest
The 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest is one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario. Today the forest is a living example of how the principles of integrated resource management can be used to balance many different uses of forested lands on a sustainable and ecologically sound basis. The forest is home to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre, a weekend canteen, and public washroom and shower facilities. The area provides abundant recreational opportunities and is managed for a sustainable yield of wood products. Day passes or annual permits are required to use the forest. Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm weekdays and the Gatehouse is open for sales on weekends from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Attention 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.
NOTE: Ganaraska Forest memberships and day passes are no longer available for purchase from Ganaraska Leathercraft
Keep an eye out harvest operations beginning in August 2018.
September 20th Update: Please note that all trails are closed in blocks 114 & 137 for logging. Be cautious and safe when using the forest, and stay clear of all harvesting machinery.
Treetop Trekking Ganaraska An aerial park in the central forest, is open for the season. For more information, call 905-797-2000. Special rates for school groups participating in Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education programs!