Ganaraska Forest Centre

Record #: SHA1208
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 30 Aug 2021


Description (Service) COVID19 Staff available by phone and email.

Regular Service:
Over 11,000 acres of forest for year round outdoor recreational activities with a multi-use facility, focusing on environmental outdoor education for school children.
  • Offering rental space for community and corporate retreats, weddings, and special events
  • The Centre features dormitories that sleep up to 86 people, a commercial kitchen, great hall, seminar rooms, kitchen, dining hall, and an indoor gymnasium
  • Gatehouse open weekends

Service Details

Hours COVID19 Office closed to the public. Gatehouse closed. Call or visit website for updated information

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm Forest is open for recreational use every day during daylight.
Gatehouse: Sat, Sun 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Northumberland County
Boundaries East to Grafton; West to Bomanville; North to Northumberland County boundary
Eligibility No restrictions

Residency Requirements: East to Grafton; West to Bomanville; North to Northumberland County boundary
Application Membership application online
Languages English
Fees Membership ; Admission - Day Use Fee

Address and Location

Located In Community Port Hope (Municipality of)
Address & Map
10585 Cold Springs Camp Rd
Port Hope, ON
Canada L0A 1B0
View MapQuest Map
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Building ; All-terrain wheelchairs available to rent

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-885-8173, Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Main Office & Forest Centre
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Ed Van Osch, Forest Recreation Technician; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority; 2216 County Road 28 
Port Hope, ON 
Canada L1A 3V8

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