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!
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.