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.

The Road Less Travelled Trading Post (formerly the GFC Canteen) is now open Saturdays and Sundays 8:00am - 3:00pm. Stop by to say Hi!

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! 

Honda Canada has generously supplied Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority / Ganaraska Forest Centre staff with ATVs for several years. Without these all-terrain vehicles, staff would be unable to maintain and explore the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest (and 400 kms of trails) the way that they do. Thank you for your support, Honda! Let's all support Honda Canada by participating in their summer 2018 contest!

Check out the exciting contest from our Sponsor Honda Canada! Enter for a chance to win a 2018 Rebel here. Bonus! Get an extra entry for opting in to receive emails from Honda Canada