Volunteer and Members
To use the Ganaraska Forest, you are required to become a Forest Member or purchase a day pass. Simply fill out a membership application, or email us with any inquiries, using the contact us on this website, or call Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority at 905-885-8173 or the Ganaraska Forest Centre at 905-797-2721.
For your convenience memberships, day passes and forest maps can also be purchased at the following locations:
Ganaraska Forest Centre
10585 Cold Springs
Camp Road in Campbellcroft
GRCA Administration Office
2216 County Road 28 in Port Hope
Noone's Petro Canada Service Centre
Located on Highway 35/115
just north of the Village of Kirby
Please note annual closures - Thanksgiving through May 1st
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 of the recreational use. All categories of membership permit the use of the forest for lesser activities 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 membership.
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 or contact the Conservation Authority at 905-885-8173. If you would like further information on volunteer specifically in the Ganaraska Forest, please call the Ganaraska Forest Centre at 905-797-2721.