Wasaga Beach


Fish and Bird Die-off at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. Type E Botulism is suspected to be the cause of the die-off and it has been confirmed for one species, the ring-billed gull.

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 are working to dispose of dead fish and birds that are found within the park.

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.

Shoreline property owners and others can report dead or dying waterfowl to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781. To report fish die-offs, call the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry at 1-866-929-0994.

What You'll Like :

blue flag designation
  • ​Wasaga Beach is not only the longest freshwater beach in the world with 14 km of safe, sandy shore, but the sunsets there are breathtaking.
  • Wasaga Beach is the first provincial park in Canada to be awarded the “Blue Flag” designation for its banks management efforts under the international environmental standards. For more information, visit www.BlueFlag.ca
  • This natural area of ​​6.8 hectares protects wildlife habitat and nesting shorebirds, including the Piping Plover, which is endangered.
  • The Wasaga Beach visitor center was officially opened in 2012 to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and highlight the natural and cultural riches of the Wasaga Beach area. The visitor center is the gateway to the Nancy Island Historic Site which features a theater, a museum and a replica of a Great Lakes lighthouse.
  • Wasaga Nordic Centre and Trail (summer) - Starting points for hiking trails over 50 km, including the Pine Trail (to do with a trail guide) and sections of the Ganaraska Trail.
  • Wasaga Nordic Centre and Trail (in winter) - Opened in winter for cross-country skiing, ski skating and snowshoeing. Snacks, selected merchandise rental service and lessons are offered.

General Information

Phone: 705-429-2516
Size: 1844.30 ha
Year established: 1959
Park Classification: Recreational
11-22nd St. North
Wasaga Beach
L9Z 2V9

2017 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Wasaga Beach April 1, 2017 to October 9, 2017
Wasaga Beach December 9, 2016 to March 19, 2017
This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program