Ships and Sails 2023

August 19th  – 20th, 2023

10am – 5 pm

Cost – admission by donation

Visit Nancy Island Historic Site for a weekend of ships, sailors, cannons, and more!  Experience the life of a sailor in 1812 and discover what life was like on a ship.

Activities include:

  • 1812 sailor and voyageur re-enactors
  • cannon demonstrations
  • naval artefacts displays
  • build-your-own model ship
  • voyageur canoe rides
  • powder monkey run
  • heaving line throw
  • grog sampling (non-alcoholic)
  • naval games and activities
  • and much more!

Parking available at Nancy Island Historic Site Provincial Parking Lot and Third Street Municipal Parking Lot.

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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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