Fish and Bird Die-off at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – update

There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. The die-off has now been confirmed to be from Type E botulism.

Die-offs caused by botulism occur annually around the Great Lakes.

Please do not handle dead or dying fish or birds. Park staff is aware of the problem and is working to dispose of dead fish and birds.

While visiting Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, please keep pets on a leash at all times and away from dead or dying animals. Beach Area 3 is the authorized pet beach area in the park.

Read more about botulism in fish and wildlife.