There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. The die-off is believed to be from Type E botulism.
Small-scale fish and bird die-offs are common on 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.
It’s not everyday you come across a bearded seal relaxing on a dock catching some rays in Northeastern Ontario. This picture was captured by an Ontario Parks staff member on his way to work to Tidewater Provincial Park located in Moosenee, Ontario. Continue reading You never know who (or what) will show up in Ontario Parks
Barry Wojciechowski is one of several professional photographers who delivers photo workshops in Ontario Parks as part of the Giant Digital Photography Workshops partnership. He provided the Parks Blog with these quick tips for taking great panoramic pictures Continue reading Fall colour photography tips
No bugs, temperatures that are just right and lots of trails to choose from. Ontario Parks offer the perfect fall hikes. Trails range in length and degree of difficulty and are available for any level of hiker. Best of all, they’ll lead you to some of Ontario’s best fall colour views. Continue reading Fall hikes in Ontario Parks
Back in June we reported that there were two Piping plover nests at the park’s Beach Area One. Each nest had four eggs and all of the eggs have since hatched. Unfortunately three chicks did not survive. Two were lost to predation and one to illness. Continue reading Plover Chicks Take Flight at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Wasaga is about to be taken under siege again! From July 22-24, you will be able to see how the story of the British Schooner Nancy and her plight during the War of 1812 unfolded right here in Wasaga Beach. Continue reading The British Are Coming!
New park users just can’t get enough of the camping scene with Ontario Parks’ new Learn to Camp program launched this summer. Continue reading Hooked on Camping
In our recent Paddler’s Paradise post, we talked about learn to paddle programs at Ontario Parks but what if you are looking for a bit of white water excitement? So we took our question to Dave Sproule who works for Ontario Parks in northeastern Ontario and here are some of his ideas. Continue reading Experience white water paddling in Ontario Parks
When it’s hot and humid nothing beats a trip to the beach and no beach in Ontario is more famous than Wasaga Beach Provincial Park on Georgian Bay. The popular14 kilometre (8.7 mi) beach was in the news last week when it was announced that it had gained new ground. 12 hectares or 40 new acres have been purchased from a private landowner. Continue reading Life’s a beach