Overlooking the rugged Niagara Escarpment, Wasaga Beach is a laid-back town on Ontario's Georgian Bay, home to a 14-kilometre freshwater beach and hiking, fishing and canoeing opportunities. You can also spend your time shopping at local boutiques and sampling gourmet food-truck fare.
Things to do in Wasaga Beach
Spanning for 14 kilometres, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is home to the longest freshwater beach on the planet. The sandy Blue Flag beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming in the crystalline water. It's worth packing barbecue supplies and staying late for the spectacular sunsets.
Wasaga Beach offers pine forest hikes, scenic bike trails and fantastic game fishing. Try out your canoeing skills on the Nottawasaga River, which boasts some of Canada's top paddling routes. In winter, heavy snowfall transforms Wasaga Beach's dunes into a unique cross-country skiing destination.
You'll find plenty of action at the Main Street Market, a lively square overlooking the main beach. It's filled with food trucks selling poutine, gelato and craft beer. On weekends, catch live music and family-friendly entertainment on the open-air stage.
Thrill seekers can tandem skydive over Ontario's Georgian Bay. As you freefall at speeds of more than 200 kilometres an hour you'll get breathtaking views of Lake Huron and the rugged Niagara Escarpment. Chat to the friendly crew at Skydive Wasaga Beach for more information.
Getting around Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach is easy to get around on foot, though a rental car is the best way to explore Simcoe County. The town is a 90-minute drive from downtown Toronto. Greyhound also offers regular bus services from Toronto to Wasaga Beach in around three hours.