Special Events

The following is a partial list of special events scheduled for the 2019 operating season. Please check the Calendar on this page. Click on the event for more details about it. Check back often for more upcoming special events happening in the Park!

Ploverpalooza – June 15th and 16th, 2019

Ploverpalooza is cancelled for today, June 15th, due to inclement weather.  It will run as planned tomorrow, June 16th.

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

Healthy Parks Healthy People – Free Day Use July 19, 2019

Healthy Parks Healthy People is a world-wide movement that celevrates the linkages between nature and human health. In 2018, Ontario Parks is joining this campaign with a celebration on July 20. Day-use access will be FREE at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park on this day. Special events supporting the Healthy Parks Healthy People theme are planned. For more information call Park Office at (705)429-2516.

Ships and Sails: Wasaga Under Siege – August 17th, 2019

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Join us in commemorating 205th Anniversary of the sinking of 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.  Come out and learn about all things ‘ship and sail’ at the 2019 Ships and Sails: Wasaga Under Siege event.

Activities will include:

  • 1812 sailor and voyageur re-enactors
  • cannon, musket, and cutlass demonstrations
  • naval artefact displays
  • model ship displays and speakers presentation
  • build-your-own model ship
  • voyageur canoe rides
  • rope and knot tying station
  • sea shanties and folk music
  • powder monkey run
  • grog sampling (non-alcoholic)
  • naval games and activities
  • and much more!

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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
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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