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

A friendly reminder that motorized use, with the exception of snowmobiling, closes November 30th.

Hunting season has begun. A reminder that the central section of the forest is a no-hunting zone. When visiting the forest, please wear bright colours - orange is best during hunting season.

NOTE: Ganaraska Forest memberships and day passes are no longer available for purchase from Ganaraska Leathercraft

Keep an eye out harvest operations in the forest. November 6th Update: Please note that all trails remain closed in blocks 114 & 139/140 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 now closed for the season. It is scheduled to reopen in April 2019. For more information, call 905-797-2000. Special rates for school groups participating in Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education programs!