Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach


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.