Summertime in Wasaga Beach.
From warm sandy shores to lush pine forests, Wasaga Beach holds endless potential for fun. This Canadian town is located at the southern end of Ontario's Georgian Bay with views of the rugged Niagara Escarpment. It has been a long-time summer destination for locals and tourists alike so whether it’s your first time or your tenth time, take a mini road trip with the family up north and explore these splendid summertime activities - the beach is just the beginning!
Life’s A Beach
Fun fact: Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world coming in at 14 km of sparkling blue lakes along hot sandy shores. The beach is actually the first provincial park in Canada to be awarded the “Blue Flag” designation, a world-renowned eco-certification. This means that Wasaga is clean, has great water quality, meets high safety standards and is working hard to protect local shorelines and ecosystems. It is also home to 6.8 hectares of land which is home to thriving wildlife and nesting shorebirds. If birdwatching isn’t your thing, there are six designated beach areas to choose from so roll out your towel, plug in your headphones and get some of that good vitamin D. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Find Wasaga beach at:
11-22nd St. North
Wasaga Beach Yoga
Just close your eyes and imagine: the sound of calm waves, sand between your toes and the feeling of the summer breeze through your hair while you practice your new yoga poses. Talk about zen. At Wasaga Beach Yoga, you can expect a warm welcome and a variety of yoga classes designed to inspire you and keep you coming back to your mat. Offering a variety of different yoga classes from Beginner to Vinyasa Flow and even pilates - their experienced instructors can guide you through a body strengthening and mind-centering experience! Namaste.
Marlwood Golf & Country Club
Calling all golfer’s! Bring your best clubs to the tee as Wasaga’s Marlwood Golf & Country Club promises to offer the best golfing experience. Founded in 1928 by Stanley Thompson & Co. It’s the local’s favourite choice due to the mix of scenery, challenge, and playability. Not to worry if you’re not a member, Marlwood is open to the public and even has a practice facility designed to offer both casual and avid golfers to practice and enjoy working on their game. After you’ve scored that hole in one, reward yourself to a glass of wine in their Country Dining Room and Lounge.
Phone: (705) 352-5600
Address: 31 Marlwood Avenue
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1S8
Nancy Island Historic Site
Experience a piece of Canadian history at Nancy Island, a historic site representing a major event during the War of 1812. The Nancy was a fur trading vessel which served as a battleground for Lt. Worsley, defending it while outnumbered by American soldiers. Today, you can see the hull of the Nancy, built in 1789, on display on Nancy Island. Also at the site, you will find a replica of a 19th century Great Lakes lighthouse and an award winning video presentation which tells the crew's heroic story. During the summer, you can tour the site and join the park staff as they bring the story of the Nancy and her crew to life!
Contact Nancy Island Historic Site:
Address: 119 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, ON
Main Street Market
Feeling like reliving some old-time classics on Karaoke? How about rocking out to a live band? The Main Street Market is the place to be as they offer fun and free entertainment seven days a week! The festivities don’t stop there - enjoy interactive art, specialty shopping and numerous choices of cuisine all while relaxing in open air setting overlooking the beautiful beach. Did we mention it’s free? The market is located in Beach Area 1, 12 Main Street, along the old Pedestrian Mall.
Wasaga Beach Trails
There are over 100 km’s of on-road and off-road trails to discover in Wasaga Beach. Hike, bike, walk or run in one of the most abundant, diverse and well-kept ecosystems in the region. Take a leisurely stroll along the Wasaga Beach Waterfront Trail under the sunset or embark on a scenic excursion along the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. Remember to stay safe and keep hydrated!