Volunteers & Members
To use the Ganaraska Forest, you are required to become a Forest Member or purchase a day pass. For information on how to become a member, email us using the contact us on this website, or call GRCA at 905-885-8173 or GFC at 905-797-2721.
For your convenience memberships, day passes and forest maps can also be purchased at the following locations:
Fees for use of the Ganaraska Forest are based on the type of recreational activities pursued. An adult and youth rate (16 years of age and under) are available for both full year membership and day passes based on the categories or tiers of the recreational use. All categories of membership permit the use of the forest for lesser activities (lower tier) with the exception of cross-country skiing on groomed trails. The use of groomed cross-country ski trails requires the purchase of a ski only or all inclusive membership. For a complete list of user fees please see the Ganaraska Forest Centre section of our Resources page.
With nearly 11,000 acres of woodlands and an extensive trail network, the Ganaraska Forest provides an incredible opportunity for outdoor recreation and education. The responsible management of such a large and diverse multi-use forest is a big job and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is looking for the help of volunteers.
If you have some time to spare, your efforts can make a real difference in the future of the Ganaraska Forest.
Help is needed in a number of areas including:
- forest membership patrols
- gate attendants
- trail maintenance and site restoration
- public education programs
- guided hikes
- special events
This is an exciting time at the forest with plans for many new programs and initiatives being developed. The need for volunteers has never been greater! If you would like to get involved please email us through the contact us menu on this website, or contact the Conservation Authority at (905) 885-8173. If you would like further information on volunteer programs, please call the Forest Centre at (905) 797-2721.