Poison Ivy

Toxicodendron radicans

The variety of ecosystems found at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park are all ideal habitat for Poison Ivy and as such it is a common sight in many different areas of the Park. Characteristics of the plant at are: three leaves with a longer stem on the middle leaf, and greenish-white berries in late summer.

The native plant is an essential part of the ecological integrity of the Park’s ecosystems. Over 60 birds rely on the white berries that over-winter on the plants. It is also an important forage food for deer.

Because Poison Ivy contains urishiol oil, a compound that can cause an allergic reaction when exposed to skin, you’ll want to avoid disturbing this plant. This is one reason it is important to remain on park trails, keep your pets on a leash, and be aware of what this plant looks like and where it grows. If you think you have come in contact with this plant, it is recommended that you thoroughly wash these areas with dish soap and warm water at the earliest convenience. Please note that oil from the plant will remain on clothing, footwear, and pets and can be transferred to skin.

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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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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.

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
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11-22nd Street North
Wasaga Beach, ON
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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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