Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.

Facebook and Website Links

Wasaga Beach Official website
Wasaga Beach Official Facebook
Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach park


Phone #: 705-429-2516
Main entrance coordinates Park Office 44.498500, -80.047283. This park (over 1,800 ha) has multiple access points. We recommend you visit the park website or try a Google Maps search.
Address: 11-22nd St. North Wasaga Beach L9Z 2V9
Opening seasons: April 8 to October 14, 2024. Winter dates are December 8, 2023, to March 17, 2024.

Travel, Directions & Distances

Directions: Barrie to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – Beach Area 1via ON-26 W and Crossland Rd/Regional Rd 29
Toronto (Pearson Airport): 1hr 50m (125km)
Ottawa (International Airport): 5hr 50min (552km)


Dog Friendly

This is a dog-friendly park with a dog-friendly beach area. You can find more information about having dogs at Ontario Parks in our “Dog-Friendly Ontario Provincial Parks” post, which includes a list of parks with specific dog-use facilities.

Camping & Accommodation

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is a day-use-only park. Parks that offer camping nearby are Awenda and Craigleith.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling


Trails: The Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre (summer) – Starting points for over 50 km of hiking trails, including sections of the Ganaraska Trail.The Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre (winter) – Enjoy cross-country skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. Snacks, select merchandise, equipment rental service, and lessons are offered.


Trails: there are lots of good cycling trails around Wasaga beach click here for more info


Routes: there are a lot of great options around Wasaga beach for paddling click here for more info

Winter Activities

Wasaga Beach provincial park is located well under an hour from Barrie. Best reached by car.

Wasaga Beach is open for day use year-round for your winter activities.

The most exciting Nordic ski terrain in central Ontario is at Wasaga Beach during the winter. There are 24 kilometers of groomed and track-set trails that will deliver an amazing experience for any athlete! Skiers can choose from expert levels on high dunes trails, beginner options such as the blueberry route with its leisurely pace.

The 10 km snowshoeing trail winds through pristine woodlands, where you’ll be able to enjoy all that it has to offer – fresh air and breathtaking views! Bring your own pair or rent some from our park rental service for an easy adventure on foot while enjoying time outside with friends & family.

Winter park hours are from 9 am – 5 pm. they do ask skiers and snowshoers to return their rentals by 4:00 pm.

Before heading out, you can check snow conditions on the park’s official website.

There are plenty of places to get hot drinks, snacks, and meals in the Wasaga beach area.

Maps & Resources

Nordic trails and Park Overview

Ontario Crown Land Use Policy Atlas: Most provincial Parks have excellent signage, maps, and marked trails. If you take up back-country adventures, then it’s not always clear. The Ontario Crown Land Use maps are an excellent resource. You might also want to join one or more of these groups on Facebook.
Crown Land Camping Group
Crown Land Camping Ontario
Ontario Parks and Crown Land
Ontario Crown Land Campers
Sharing Ontario Crown Land Camping Spots

Local Facilities

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