Nancy Island Historic Site:

"The story of the British Schooner, Nancy is one of this region's little-known secrets". The Nancy was a fur trading vessel during the War of 1812 and was on the NottawasagaRiver August 14, 1814. On that day, Lt. Worsley, commander of the Nancy, did all he could to defend her from American attack. Badly outnumbered, the Nancy was destroyed in battle, though the crew escaped to fight another day. Today you can see the hull of the Nancy, built in 1789, on display on Nancy Island. Also at the site, you will find a replica of a 19th century Great Lakes lighthouse and an award winning video presentation which tells the crew's heroic story.

During the spring, summer, and fall join park staff as they bring the story of the Nancy and her crew to life! You have the opportunity to take a tour of the site, participate in a musket or cannon demonstration, and interact with a historical character from Wasaga's past.

Nancy Island Historic Site is open weekends only from 10am-6pm May 24th - June 15th, daily from 10am-6pm June 16th-September 1st, and weekends only from 10am-6pm September 2nd to October 12th during the 2014 season.


Mission Statement

The Friends of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Nancy Island Historic Site.