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

New Wasaga Beach Heritage Walking Tour

You may have noticed 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, fishermen, business people and tourists of every type.  Brochures that accompany and link the tour’s signs are available throughout town.

‘Nature of the Nottawasaga’ Autumn Canoe and Kayak Trip

Sponsored by the Wasaga Beach Healthy Community Network, in collaboration with Free Spirit Tours

On Saturday, October 5th 2019, join local environmental experts and professional paddling guides for a canoe and kayak trip along the Nottawasaga River. We will be paddling from Wasaga Beach Sports Park canoe launch, downstream to Schooner Town Park. Join us in exploring some of the intriguing geography and hidden plant and wildlife gems of the Wasaga Beach area. In the event of a cancellation due to poor weather we will go on October 6th

This casual, flat-water trip will last approximately 2 hours and is suitable for the entire family. No previous paddling experience is necessary. We will be departing from the Wasaga Beach Sports Park canoe launch at 10:00 a.m. Kayaks and canoes are available for rental or you may bring your own. Please register in advance for this “Nature of the Nottawasaga” adventure by contacting Peter Willmott, (willmottp@sympatico.ca) or the Wasaga Beach Planning Department at 30 Lewis St. Wasaga Beach L9Z 1A1.  If you need additional information, email Peter or call him at (705) 422-1469.

Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach’s 20th Annual Corvette Lottery for Charity

Please support the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach and their 20th annual Corvette Lottery for Charity. The odds of winning a 2019 Corvette Stingray in this lottery are fantastic – Only 2500 tickets are available. All proceeds go to approved charities in Simcoe County, and a significant portion of the funds raised will support our organization. For more information or to order your ticket go to www.CorvetteLottery.com.

We wish to extend a thank you to the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach, which has supported the Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park for many years.  Its volunteer members have contributed over $25,000 to the Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park!     

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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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Membership Form

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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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