The non-native genetic strain of Common Reed (Phragmites australis) has established itself along the shoreline of Wasaga Beach Provinical Park. The native strain of Common Reed is also present in southern Ontario. From a conservation perspective, it is important that the native strain is not controlled.

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is committed to identifying occurences of the non-native gentic strain of Common Reed within its management areas and to monitor its spread. We are committed to the reduction and control of Common Reed at Wasaga Beach, while maintaining the ecological integrity of the provincial park. Ontario Parks’ commitment to the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act enables the reduction and control of Common Reed along the Wasaga Beach shoreline. It will be virtually impossible to completely and permanently eradicate Common Reed from the park.

If you are interested in further information on what the park is doing in regards to Common Reed please refer to the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park: Action Plan for the non-native genetic strain of Common Reed.


Phragmites Cut – Oct 15th/16th 2009

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Events Calendar

Healthy Parks Healthy People – July 20, 2018
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People with free day use at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park!  Special events to celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People and Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary will be taking place.  Call (705)429-2516 for more details on events.

Wasaga Under Siege – A War of 1812 Experience
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wasaga Under Siege – Visit British, American, Native and British Naval encampments on Nancy Island Historic Site. Re-enactors will transport you back to the War of 1812 through musket and cannon firing, 1812 cooking, fashion and surgeon demonstrations and storytelling.

Wasaga Under Siege – A War of 1812 Experience
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
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11-22nd Street North
Wasaga Beach, ON
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119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON
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101 Blueberry Trail
Wasaga Beach, ON
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