Holiday Gift Giving with the GRCA

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has some unique gift giving ideas to help you get prepared for the holiday season.

Does your special someone love the great outdoors? The Ganaraska Forest is an outstanding outdoor recreation venue. Both day passes and annual memberships are available for the 11,000+ acre multi-use forest which offers hundreds of kilometers of trails perfect for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Present your loved one with a tree planted in the Ganaraska Forest. For a small donation, you will receive a framed certificate (acknowledging the individual in honour or memory) to wrap up and put under the tree. This one-of-a-kind gift expresses your consideration towards the environment, provides wildlife habitat, and increases forest connectivity.

Does someone in your family have a special connection to the environment or outdoor education? Have an 8×8 paver stone engraved with their name, and then plan a spring visit to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre (GFC). The personalized tributes line the entrance way to the GFC, which is located in the heart of the Ganaraska Forest. Also in support of the outdoor education program is the Ganaraska Forest Centre Conservation Dinner, held annually in April. The event includes fantastic buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes – a fun night out for you and yours!

Looking for a unique stocking stuffer? A rain gauge is a great idea!

The GRCA hosts a variety of public events throughout the year. Cross-country skiing is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy – and tickets to the GRCA’s Family Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Day would be a great gift! Check out this event, plus many more, in the events calendar at

Please call the GRCA at 905.885.8173 to take advantage of these gift ideas, or to learn more on how you can support you local Conservation Authority.