The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed.

  • All GRCA conservation areas are closed for the season - meaning no winter maintenance.
  • Remember to practice social-distancing on the trails and in parking lots. A reminder that camping is not permitted on any GRCA properties.
  • All GRCA buildings remain closed to the public, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Staff continue to operate through phone and email communications. Please see staff directory for a complete list of contact information.

Your patience, cooperation and support is appreciated during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Stay safe.

Conservation Areas

Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities collectively own and operate over 146,000 hectares of green space. For more information on the role these conservation areas play please review the fact sheet.

There are 9 conservation areas within the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority. All of these are passive day use only. Please click on the image for a complete list of activities and facilities at each conservation area.

Dogs on Leashes Notice - The GRCA requires that dogs must be on a leash in all conservation areas. See more information below.

Looking to hold a special event in one of our Conservation Areas? A permit is required.

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Filming Guidelines