Top 17 Things To Do In Wasaga Beach, Canada

Things to do in Wasaga Beach Canada
Rienz Althron
Rienz Althron 
| 7 min read

You may have heard of the major fire that affected the town of Wasaga in November of 2007. Around 90 percent of establishments were destroyed, and 17 businesses were reported to have been affected. Despite the tragedy, in March 2017, the council passed the Downtown Development Master Plan to help re-establish the town, and boost its tourism. The town which has the longest freshwater beach in the whole world, Wasaga Beach, is now faring well. With plenty of hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals to boast, they are now welcoming tourists from all over the globe. In fact, there are a couple of things to do in Wasaga Beach, Canada. Read on if you’re planning on a trip to this lovely part of Canada.

1. Walk through the scenic trails of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Wasaga Beach
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As soon as you arrive in Wasaga, it might be a good idea to warm-up by hiking the scenic trails of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Here is where you can set the mood for your whole vacation in Wasaga. As you take a stroll through its paths, you’ll see birds that go out and about the area, fellow tourists doing their thing, and the calming view of the beach and its gentle waves crashing on its shores. Now that you’ve conditioned yourself to be where you are, it’s time to start doing the more interesting activities that await you in Wasaga.

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Address: 11 22nd St N, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2V9, Canada

Website: Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

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2. Explore the Nancy Island Historic Site

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After you take a stroll in the Wasaga Provincial Park, we recommend learning a bit about the history of Simcoe County. And for that, you’ll head around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the mouth of Nottawasaga River to the Nancy Island Historic Site. Named after a famous military vessel The Nancy, the site serves as a commemorative place for the war that took place in the 1800s. This site houses the remains of The Nancy

Nancy Island Historic Site

Address: 119 Mosley St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2X1, Canada

Website: Nancy Island Historic Site

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3. Have fun at the Wasaga Beach Paintball Adventure

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After learning some bits and pieces of the history of Wasaga, it’s time to have some fun with the rest of the gang! Rally your friends and family members and head on to Wasaga Paintball Adventure! It’s going to be a great bonding moment with your loved ones, and you might even meet a new friend while playing! May the best marksman wins!

Wasaga Beach Paintball Adventure

Address: 3600 Vigo Rd, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0, Canada

Website: Wasaga Beach Paintball Adventure

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 6pm; Mon, Wed - Thu: 11am - 6pm; Fri: 2pm - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm (closed on Tue)

Price: 23 USD

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4. Hike through the leisurely Blueberry Trail

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Next on our list is one of the most famous activities in Wasaga, Nordic Skiing. There are two places popular for skiing here, namely, the High Dunes Trail which is a bit rough for beginners, and the leisurely Blueberry Trail, which is an easy choice for beginners. Whichever path you choose it’s still going to be fun! It will add to the fun element if you have your family to share all the experiences with you, good or funny!

Blueberry Trail

Address: 101 Blueberry Trail, Wasaga Beach

Website: Blueberry Trail

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 15 USD

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5. Have a picnic at the Wasaga Beach - Area 2

Wasaga Beach
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Cool down from the tiring hike and just chill and relax at Wasaga Beach - Area 2. Go on a picnic and watch tourists go out and about the sandy beach of Wasaga. Area 2 has amazing tree shades, which makes it an ideal place to grill barbecues for the family without bothering other tourists. It is also a convenient part of Wasaga, as it is near the nightclubs and other establishments for entertainment.

Wasaga Beach - Area 2

Address: 31 Francis St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2J8, Canada

Website: Wasaga Beach - Area 2

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6. Go canoeing across the Nottawasaga River

Nottawasaga River
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After a lovely picnic with your family, gather them the following day to visit Nottawasaga River. Once there, try some of the most famous activities to do in this river, such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and canoeing. While paddling your canoe, you’ll enjoy the wildlife and panoramic views along the way. Best of all, you’ll share fun and fond memories with your loved ones here. This river stretches from Simcoe County and Dufferin County.

Canoeing the Nottawasaga River

Address: Central Ontario, Canada

Website: Canoeing the Nottawasaga River

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7. Enjoy the gloomy winters by snowshoeing, snowmobiling or skiing

Wasaga Beach snow
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It isn’t just Nordic skiing that makes use of the snow in Wasaga to entertain its visitors. Snowmobiling and snowshoeing are among the most popular things to do here. Your vacation in Wasaga just wouldn’t be complete without playing in its snowy parts and seeing the various wildlife in the woods. Hiking in the snow is another activity ideal for the whole family, or even for solo travelers who just wish to try these things just for the sake of experiencing them.

Winter activities

Address: 101 Blueberry Trail, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1S5, Canada

Website: Winter activities

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

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8. Relax your body and soul at the Ideal Spa

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Traveling is fun, but it can also be tiring. And when you get too tired, what’s better than pampering yourself with a massage? Fortunately, there’s a spa near Wasaga Beach where you can relax and rejuvenate your weary soul. Ideal Spa offers Indian scalp massage, whole-body massage, waxing for men and women, pedicure and manicure, and many more! Managed by a certified Esthetician, the quality of service is surely top-notch!

Ideal Spa

Address: 30-45th Street Unit #7 Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 0A6

Website: Ideal Spa

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 3pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 60 - 70 USD

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9. Play golf at the Cedar Grove Mini Golf

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Another fun thing to do is playing mini golf with your kids or even with your not so young friends! Head on to Cedar Grove Park where you can unleash your competitive spirit with whoever dares to challenge your mini-golf playing skills! The sport may be designed for children, nevertheless, it is still a fun activity to share with friends or kids!

Cedar Grove Park

Address: 100 Cedar Grove Pkwy, Wasaga Beach, ON L0M 1E0, Canada

Website: Cedar Grove Park

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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10. Get adventurous at the Skull Island Miniature Golf

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And if you just can’t get enough of playing mini-golf, be a pioneer of mini-golf hopping! After playing at Cedar Grove, make your next stop the Skull Island! It is a pirate-themed miniature golf park where you and your children will have a really good time! Aim to perform really good from hole 1 to hole 18 and you might just get rewarded a free pirate treasure in the form of a free game!

Skull Island

Address: 104 Main St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2K9, Canada

Website: Skull Island

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Price: 12 USD

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11. Satisfy your foodie soul at Catch 22

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Being on a beachside destination only means one thing: fresh seafood. That being said, a restaurant where you can munch on great-tasting food from the seas should be on our list. So we recommend Catch 22, home of fresh-tasting food, and mouth-watering steaks! Managed by professional chefs, you’ll be sure that every food on their menu is served with the highest quality. Sometimes, when they’re extra happy, they even play good music for their customers!

Catch 22

Address: 962 Mosley St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2G8, Canada

Website: Catch 22

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 9pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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12. Go camping at Sunshine Park

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Who says camping and partying are two different things? In Sunshine Park, camping and partying are synonymous! This park is where you can chill out with friends, have some booze and get drunk, organize parties, and events, and many more! There are several activities to keep each and every member of your pack smiling, such as sand volleyball and basketball. Other amenities include free washroom and outdoor party tents. Just a few minutes away from Beach 1, it is a convenient camping place for you and the rest of the gang!

Sunshine Park

Address: 604 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2P1, Canada

Website: Sunshine Park

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri - Sun: 8am - 6pm

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13. Witness a spectacular game of hockey at the Wasaga Stars Arena

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If you love hockey, you’d best head to Wasaga Starts Arena where you can watch a live hockey game! The arena is centrally located and is near hotels and restaurants, so if you go hungry or need some rest after watching a full game and you feel like eating, you can do so in just a jiffy. In addition to being a sports arena, its second floor can be utilized for events, such as birthday parties, weddings, and other special occasions.

Wasaga Beach Arena

Address: 425 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2X2, Canada

Website: Wasaga Beach Arena

Opening hours: 7:30am - 11pm (daily)

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14. Soak in the peaceful ambiance of Wasaga Christian Church

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Wasaga Christian Church is open every Sunday and they welcome people from different faiths to join them in their Sunday service. A non-denominational church, they greet every guest, regardless of where they’re from, with warmth. If you just want to feel a solemn place where you can connect with your spirituality, and hear relaxing gospel songs, the Wasaga Christian Church is a great place to be.

Wasaga Christian Church

Address: 278 Main St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2N6, Canada

Website: Wasaga Christian Church

Opening hours: Wed: 9:30am - 12:30pm; Thu: 7:15pm - 9pm; Sat: 7:15pm - 8:30pm; Sun: 9:30am - 2pm (closed on Mon, Tue & Fri)

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15. Experience ice fishing in the frozen waters of the Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay in winter
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Whoever said that you should stay at home when the weather is gloomy? Apparently, the people of Ontario have a different opinion. When the weather is cold and freezes the entire Georgian Bay, that’s when it is at its most beautiful. You can do all sorts of activities while it is frozen, such as ice fishing or skating! Not to mention that you’ve got lots of opportunities to take pictures of the frozen lake and share its magnificence on Facebook or Instagram!

Georgian Bay

Address: Ontario, Canada

Website: Georgian Bay

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16. See the caves under the guidance of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

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If you love the thrills of spelunking, get a tour guide from Scenic Caves Nature Adventures to help you see the wonders of the caves in Wasaga! Aside from caving, they also offer other activities that are just as interesting, such as ziplining, gemstone mining, hiking, and many others. Get exposed to nature by joining one of their tours, and you’ll bring the fascination back home for the beauty of Wasaga’s natural world.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Address: 260 Scenic Caves Rd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2, Canada

Website: Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (daily)

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17. Have a drink at Studs Lonigans Pub

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The best way to cool down from all the activities you’ll be going through in Wasaga is a bottle of beer and socializing with the locals at Studs Lonigans Pub. This Irish pub isn’t just proud of their happy hours, they also serve good food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not to mention that they also have slot machines if you want to play some the of chances for the thrill of winning money or the risk of losing your hard-earned cash!

Studs Lonigans Pub

Address: 168 Main St, Wasaga Beach, ON L0L 2P0, Canada

Website: Studs Lonigans Pub

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

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Support Wasaga Beach

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That’s it for our list of things to do in Wasaga Beach, Canada. We’ve covered a lot of activities that you can do when you actually go there! From places of relaxation to places of thrill-seeking pleasure, Wasaga has everything for every type of traveler. And after being devastated by a fire, they are getting back up! And the best way to support the town’s effort is by supporting the local products and its businesses. So, have you packed the things you’ll need in Wasaga Beach?

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Rienz is a former office-based employee who entered the world of travel writing. His ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world and experience as much of it as he can. By pursuing his dreams,...Read more

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