Tag Archives: Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Keeping the Monarch on the Throne

To many inhabitants of Ontario, the Monarch is king of the butterflies! Its regal, black-and-orange wings wow butterfly watchers with their beauty, and warn would-be predators of their toxicity. Its staggering migration to Mexico humbles us and inspires awe. Despite its strengths though, the Monarch’s reign is wavering. Listed as a species of Special Concern […]

HMS Nancy Hull Conservation Underway

Nancy Island is the most relevant site to the War of 1812 in Simcoe County and the Georgian Bay region. It is home to the charred hull of the HMS Nancy – a British supply schooner pressed into naval service during the War of 1812. After a gallant defense, the HMS Nancy sunk in the […]


Welcome to the new Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park blog! The Friends are dedicated individuals who care about, preserve, and promote educational and interpretive programs of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. These sites are priceless natural and cultural heritage resources that offer pleasure and learning in the midst […]