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 plovers are back! Wasaga Beach claims the first Ontario sighting for piping plovers this spring!
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
Ploverpalooza – June 15th and 16th, 2019
Town of Wasaga Beach’s Waterfront Festival in Beach Area 1
Ploverpalooza is a celebration of Piping Plovers at Wasaga Beach. Events and activities take place under the Big Tent at the Town of Wasaga Beach’s Waterfront Festival in Beach Area 1 on Father’s Day weekend.
- Plover spotting
- Scavenger hunt
- Face painting
- Environmental displays
- Arts and crafts
Ships and Sails: Wasaga Under Siege – August 17, 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.