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Wasaga Beach

Barrier Free

Available at all comfort stations, the Park Office, the Wasaga Trail Centre, the Welcome Centre, and specific areas of the Nancy Island Historic site.

Boat Launch

A provincial park boat launch can be found in Beach Area 1 at the far east end of the parking lot, and a municipal boat launch is located adjacent to the Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre parking lot.

Canoe launches are located at Schooner Town Heritage Site (off Oxbow Dr.) and at the Wasaga Sports Park (Klondike Park Road).

Day Use

Wasaga Beach is a day use park and many visitors come for the exceptional beaches.

Flush Toilets

Washrooms are located in Beach Areas 1 through 6, New Wasaga and Allenwood Beach Areas, and the Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre during the summer months. No shower or change facilities are available. Washrooms are available at the Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre during the winter months.

Park Store

The Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre has a gift shop that sells Ontario Parks merchandise, Nancy Island Historic Site collectibles, nature-based gifts, and other boutique items during the summer months. Ontario Parks merchandise can also be purchased at the Park Office year-round.

Picnic Shelters

Small picnic shelters are available in Beach Area 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RESERVATIONS.

Rentals

Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available during the winter months.

Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are also available for a refundable deposit. PFDs are available at the gatehouses located at Beach Areas 1 through 6. All-terrain wheelchairs are available at the Park Office and the Welcome Centre on a first-come, first-served basis (a refundable deposit is required).

Visitor Centre

As part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial, the Welcome Centre was built and serves as the entrance to Nancy Island Historic Site. The Welcome Centre houses a gift shop, tourism information, washrooms, and interpretive displays relating to both Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach’s rich natural and cultural history.

Nancy Island Historic Site

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 or 1812 – HMS Nancy’s August 14, 1814 battle against three American Schooners. The island features a museum, theatre, and replica Great Lakes lighthouse. The museum houses the charred hull and artefacts of the HMS Nancy from this pivotal moment in Canadian history. Today, the borders of Canada are a direct result of the valiant struggles of the Nancy and her crew. Join a park interpreter on site as they bring the story of the HMS Nancy and her crew to life!