Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Nancy Island Historic Site May 24, 2019 October 13, 2019 119 Mosley Street

May 24 – June 23:  Open Friday/Saturday/Sunday  10:00am - 5:00pm

June 28 – September 2: Open DAILY  10:00am - 5:00pm

September 7 – October 13:  Open WEEKENDS ONLY  10:00am - 5:00pm

Nancy Island Historic Site has served as a historic site since 1928 and is the most viable 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 battle against three American schooners on August 14th of 1814.  The island houses the charred hull and artefacts of the HMS Nancy from this pivotal moment in Canadian history.  The borders of Canada today are a direct result of the valiant struggles of the Nancy and her crew!

Visitors to the site can join a heritage costumed staff member and discover the history of the Nancy and her crew, participate in a hands-on historical demonstration, view an award winning video presentation which tells the crew’s heroic story, and club to the top of a Great Lakes 19th Century replica lighthouse for the best view of Wasaga Beach.

Heritage Walking Tour July 11, 2019 August 22, 2019 Nancy Island Historic Site

Thursdays, July 11th, 25th & August 15th at 2:00 pm

Thursdays, July 18th & August 1st, 22nd at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 10th at 10:00 am

Tours leave from Nancy Island Historic Site (119 Mosley St.)

Join a costumed heritage staff member on a walking tour of Wasaga Beach.  Tour will last 1 - 1.5 hours.  Learn about the rich cultural history of the Town and discover the secrets to Wasaga’s past.  Pick up a Heritage Walking Tour Brochure at Nancy Island Historic Site and continue the exploration on your own!

Program supported by: The Town of Wasaga Beach and the Historical Advisory Committee.

75th Anniversary Guided Heritage Walking Tour August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019 Nancy Island Historic Site

Join a costumed heritage staff member on a walking tour of Wasaga Beach as we celebrate 75 years of Interpretation in Ontario Parks!  Tour will last 1 - 1.5 hours.  Learn about the rich cultural history of the Town and discover the secrets to Wasaga’s past.  Pick up a Heritage Walking Tour Brochure at Nancy Island Historic Site and continue the exploration on your own!

Tour leaves from Nancy Island Historic Site (119 Mosley St.) at 10:00 am.

Ships and Sails August 17, 2019 August 17, 2019 Nancy Island Historic Site

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

Cost: $2.00 per person; kids 12 and under FREE

Activities include:

- 1812 sailor and voyageur re-enactors

- cannon, musket, and cutlass demonstrations

- naval artefacts 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!

Parking available at Nancy Island Historic Site parking lot.  Bike Valet available at Nancy Island lot.

Food and refreshment stand will be on site during the event.

CAUTION:  Loud noises from cannons; no dogs or pets permitted.

For information visit www.wasagabeachpark.com