Does your family have stories that you’ve heard over and over again, but you are not sure whether or not they are true? My father shared the story of a larger-than-life character, C.H.J. Snider (my grandfather’s cousin) whom we only ever knew as ‘Uncle Charlie’ and the Nancy—a small fur trading schooner conscripted by the British […]

The Wasaga Beach Historical Advisory Committee has been busy this spring and summer with the installation and unveiling of three signs that recognize historic sites and stories of Wasaga Beach’s past. On May 15th members of the town’s historical advisory committee, along with the Mayor, councillors and the owners and players at Marlwood Golf and […]

Make sure your calendar is marked to visit Nancy Island Historic Site this weekend. Wasaga Under Siege is an event you won’t want to miss. You can experience life in 1812 by visiting British, American, and Native encampments. Participating groups include Royal Newfoundland Regiments, 22nd US Infantry, Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, Royal Artillery 4th […]

The Piping Plover program at Wasaga received a helping hand from local students with their artwork promoting this endangered bird and its habitat along the shores of Wasaga Beach. A colouring contest was held in June for the grade five class of Birchview Dunes Elementary School. They created their own original “Closed Area” signs for […]

Last weekend, we had the exciting opportunity to meet with artist and photographer Rose Tanner from Victoria, British Columbia.   Rose’s lifelong love affair with nature is reflected on her canvases, which offer the viewer a window to nature as seen through the artist’s eyes.  The personality of each bird she paints is clearly communicated through […]

The 2016 Piping Plover season has started off with a bang with a record total of 5 nests!  With the potential for 19 chicks, we are eagerly seeking new volunteers to help monitor the birds and to spread public awareness.  To RSVP regarding attending the Volunteer Orientation please contact Patricia Davidson at Date: Thursday, […]

We are excited to announce that we have 14 adult Piping Plovers at Beach Area 1 with one official nest! After the first egg of the season was discovered on May 10th, the team at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park quickly responded by installing a perimeter fence around the nest to ensure the safety of the […]

On April 22nd many people celebrated Earth Day in Canada and worldwide. However it is important to remember that Earth Day is more than just a single day and that our daily actions can make a difference. The theme for this years’ campaign is “Trees for the Earth”.  So it is fitting that the local […]

On November 26th and 27th a number of local students and residents accepted Ontario Parks’ invitation to assist with dune restoration. This included beach grass planting and barrier fence installation in Beach Areas 1 and 2 of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.  It was cool overcast weather but thanks to the students from Stayner Collegiate Institute […]

Dune restoration is an important part of beach stewardship because sometimes, even with the best intentions, dunes can become degraded and require a little help to recover.  Dune restoration typically involves planting marram grass and installing sand fencing to protect the planting.  Marram grass is pretty much a miracle plant.  No other species and no […]