The Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre

Photo Credit: Enrique Photo Art

Ontario Parks has replaced the orientation building at Nancy Island Historic Site in celebration of the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Nancy Island has served as a historic site since 1928 and is the most viable and related site to the War of 1812 in Simcoe County and the Georgian Bay Region. It represents a major event during the War of 1812 – HMS Nancy’s August 14, 1814 battle against three American schooners. The island houses the charred hull and artifacts of the HMS Nancy from the pivotal moment in Canadian history. The borders of Canada today are a direct result of the valiant struggle of the Nancy and her crew.

The Welcome Centre, designed by Ontario Parks architect Matthew Harvey, houses a gift shop, staff offices, meeting space, tourist information, washrooms, and interpretative displays relating to both Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach.

 

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Events Calendar

Jul
20
Fri
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.

Aug
18
Sat
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.

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

Mission Statement

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.

Goals of The Friends of Nancy Island

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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
(Seasonal)
119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON
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Wasaga Beach Nordic Ski & Trail Centre
(Seasonal)
101 Blueberry Trail
Wasaga Beach, ON
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