Welcome to the Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park

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. Find out more about the goals of the Friends of Nancy Island!

Ships and Sails 2019

The War of 1812 Reinactment at Wasaga Beach Park

Piping Plovers 2019

Piping Plover at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

About the Park

Wasaga Beach Park

Summer 2019

The Piping Plover chicks hatch!

Follow this year’s updates by clicking on the above Piping Plovers 2019 image.  For information about piping plovers, their habitat, and our past plover programs, select the ‘Natural History’ tab and then Piping Plovers.

New and returning volunteers please visit http://pipingplovervolunteers.blogspot.com/ for more information.

Upcoming Special Events

Official Opening of the Wasaga Beach Visitor Information Centre June 28, 2019

Join us for the official opening of the Wasaga Beach Visitor Information Centre, located in the Welcome Centre at 119 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach.  On June 28, at 11:00am, the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place.  Refreshments will be provided by several beachfront eateries.

New Wasaga Beach Heritage Walking Tour

You may have notice historical interpretive plaques around the town area by Beach Area 1 and near the municipal offices.  These plaques, together, form a new walking tour in town!

This short one-kilometre heritage walking tour will take you back in time to learn about the people that shaped this town – Indigenous People, soldiers, loggers, fisherman, business people and tourists of every type.  You will meet interesting characters and learn about events that placed Wasaga Beach on the pages of international history.  The story of Wasaga Beach is one of a special landscape and how people interacted with the landscape over the past two centuries.

The official opening of the walking tour is June 28, 2019!  Brochures that accompany and link the tour’s signs, will soon be located available in town, including the Welcome Centre and Wasaga Beach Information Centre, the municipal offices, the library, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park office and other locations.

During the summer, Ontario Park’s Discovery staff will lead some guided tours that will enhance the history that the plaques and tour describe, complete with more historical stories and interactive activities.  Check back for more information!

Ships and Sails: Wasaga Under Siege – August 17th, 2019

Join us in commemorating the 205th Anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Nancy.  British Navel re-enactors will transport you back to the War of 1812 with sailing vessel and weaponry demonstrations. Metro Marine modellers will display and sail “model ships” on the river.  Children can enjoy model ship building, knot tying activities, and more!  Come and learn about all things “ship and sail” at the 2019 Ships and Sails: Wasaga Under Siege event. More information to following in the upcoming months.

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Support our education, conservation and research programs! This includes the Piping Plover stewardship program and the operation of Nancy Island Historic Site.

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Events Calendar

Friends of Nancy Island Blog

The Friends have started a blog – and we would love for you to check it out: CLICK HERE Learn more about Wasaga Beach’s unique natural and cultural history, keep up to date on activities and events, follow our twitter feed, and don’t forget to subscribe for e-mail notifications. Happy reading!

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Main Office
11-22nd Street North
Wasaga Beach, ON
L9Z 2V9
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Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre & Nancy Island Historic Site
119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON
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Wasaga Beach Nordic Ski & Trail Centre
101 Blueberry Trail
Wasaga Beach, ON
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