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

Spring 2019

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.

Activities include:

  • Plover spotting
  • Games/activities
  • 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.

Donate Now

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

Download and print our Membership Form.

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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