Summer Means Wasaga

Wasaga Beach has been long hailed as Ontario’s finest sand beach. It is also the longest freshwater sand beach in the world. For over a century tourists have travelled to the welcoming shores of Nottawasaga Bay, to stroll along 14 kilometres of white sand, swim in warm, clean waters and enjoy the expansive views.




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The Town offers an excellent variety of accommodations and restaurant choices. Special events are planned almost every weekend and evening entertainment abounds. For vacation planning information click here.

Perhaps the best kept secret of the Beach is the endless recreation trails for hiking and cycling. The trails have easy access routes to commercial centres, yet only a few feet away you are once again lost in the beauty of the sand dune system and abundantly forested landscape. Bring your camera and your sports gear.

For those wanting a change from land-based activities, try casting your rod in the Nottawasaga River for some magnificent game fishing. There are also boat rentals available and numerous paddling routes to explore. More on everything Simcoe County has to offer here.


Courtesy Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Courtesy Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce.


Summer Means Wasaga. Full event calendar here. And here’s a sampling of upcoming events at the Beach:

Canada Day
Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday on the Beach and don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show at dusk. Check for details here.



Jazz in the Park – Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday, all summer long; first event, July 7. Location: RecPlex & Oakview Woods-1724 Mosley Street. Returning for its 14th season, at the Oakview Woods Gazebo and the Rotary Band Shell behind the RecPlex on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. come sing, dance and experience the best jazz has to offer. Details here.

Georgian Triangle Music Festival – July 3-4
On Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th this massive music fest will welcome over 30 musical acts from different genres, to perform at various venues around town. More details here.

5K Foam Fest Wasaga Beach – August 1
The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore race – it is a FUNCORE race. The goal is to have fun while running. They have a race clock at the beginning and end of the race so you can internally take note how fast you ran the race but you will not be given timing chips and you’re encouraged to focus on the fun aspect of the race rather than the speed. Walk it, Charge it, Run it, Fun it! Details and registration here.


Loads more Wasaga summer events here.