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!
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Management Plan Review
The Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Management Plan, which was created in the 1970s, is being updated to accommodate change. Comments from the public are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in providing feedback, please visit https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4471#proposal-details
Comments may be submitted through July 25, 2019.
Items on this survey include, but are not limited to, beach access (abundance, widths of paths), overnight accommodation, changing park classification from recreation class to natural environment class, renaming beach areas to reflect activities in the area.
Upcoming Special Events
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.
Brochures that accompany and link the tour’s signs are 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.
Enhance your heritage tour by joining park staff on a guided Heritage Walking Tour!
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.