Everyday Guide and Adventure Challenge

Every Day Guide

We're excited to launch our updated Everyday Guide to the York Regional Forest (YRF) and YRF Adventure Challenge. Designed to enhance your exploration and deepen your connection with nature, these tools are perfect for adventurers of all ages.

The 2024 Everyday Guide: Your Ultimate Forest Companion

Packed with detailed trail maps and loads of information about local flora and fauna, this Guide is your essential companion for navigating 150 kilometres of stunning trails. Learn the ins and outs of Forest safety and etiquette to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Grab your copy at any of our 22 trailhead kiosks or download it here to start planning your journey.

Adventure Challenge: A Quest for Discovery

Track your journey across various Forest tracts using the Adventure Challenge. Collect stickers, uncover fascinating facts and engage with the natural environment in a fun and educational way. Stickers are available at all York Region Forestry events and at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum.  

To learn more about the York Regional Forest, visit york.ca/YRF  


Forest100 Photo Contest

Spring Forest Photo Contest Images

Are you a resident of York Region with a passion for photography? Do you love exploring and taking photos outdoors? Share your favourite photos of the York Regional Forest for your chance to win a fantastic prize.  

Open to York Region residents 18 and older: Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just love taking pictures, this contest is for you. No photography experience required! 

Monthly and grand prize: All winners will receive a Forest100 Jenga game and see their photo on York Region social media channels and featured in the 2025 York Region Forest100 Calendar. The grand prize winner will also receive a $100 prepaid e-gift card. 

Endless opportunities: There is no limit to the number of unique photos you can submit during the contest period. Your picture could feature the Forest, a trail, a plant or an animal.

Eligibility 

To be considered for a prize, each participant must:

  • Submit at least one unique photo within the contest period  
  • Include where the photo was taken in the York Regional Forest along with a brief description 
  • Avoid using watermarks, text or logos on any photos 
  • Ensure the photos submitted are their own  

Contestants may submit unlimited unique photo entries but are only eligible to win a prize once.

The Contest opens to residents of York Region who are at least 18 years of age, except York Region employees, York Region agents and Regional Council members. Read the full Rules and Regulations.

Enter the contest now


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