Beaches and Dunes, Hiking and Biking, Paddling and Fishing, Skiing and so much more.

The Beach

Home to the World’s Largest Freshwater Beach and one of Ontario’s most unique coastal dune ecosystems. From Allenwood Beach to Beach Area 6, more than 14km of white sandy coastline welcomes millions of visitors from around the world every year. The entirety of the beach is managed by the Ontario Parks. With boardwalks, trails, water sport rentals, restaurants, and shopping nearby, there are endless ways to keep  the whole family entertained.


Wasaga Beach Hiking Trails

Discover the natural beauty of Wasaga Trails, a network of scenic pathways winding through the stunning landscapes of Wasaga Beach. Whether you’re a novice hiker or an experienced trekker, these trails offer something for everyone. Explore pristine sandy shores, witness captivating ice sculptures in winter, and immerse yourself in the
breathtaking backdrop of
the Niagara escarpment.

Monument Hill

Monument Hill Trail within Wasaga Beach Provincial Park promises an engaging journey through diverse landscapes. As you ascend the trail, your efforts are rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic vista from the hill’s summit. Gaze to the northwest, and you’ll be captivated by the sprawling park below, extending all the way to the bay with the majestic escarpment in the distance. Monument Hill itself is a remarkable natural wonder, a parabolic dune formed entirely of pristine sand, adding to the allure of this scenic lookout.

Paddling the Nottawasaga

Explore incredible paddling adventures in Wasaga Beach! Whether you are canoeing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, Wasaga Beach offers the perfect paddling route for you. Dip your paddle into the historical waters of the Nottawasaga River, where warriors, voyageurs, missionaries, soldiers, and explorers once traveled or explore the calm clean waters of over 14 km of shoreline along the coast of Georgian Bay.


Do you enjoy casting a line and settling in? Feel the gentle tug of anticipation as you connect with nature and your surroundings. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner seeking quiet reflection, the Nottawasaga River invites you to craft your own story amid the allure of each season.

Multi-use Trails

Wasaga Beach is home to a number of diverse ecosystems, from wetlands to woodlands to our unique dunes along the Nottawasaga River. Explore these places and more in Wasaga Beach’s 100+ kilometers of trails, both municipal and within the Wasaga Beach

Oxbow Dunes

Discover the Oxbow Dunes, a vast expanse of parabolic dunes nestled at a Nottawasaga River bend. These unique landforms offer a rare and unparalleled view, making them the largest of their kind in Ontario. They also serve as a habitat for the at-risk Bank Swallow, which you can spot during nesting season.

Access the dunes via the Ganaraska Trail, Schoonertown Trail, or a quick 30-second walk from the Woodland Drive trailhead. A gentle reminder: Please avoid walking on the dunes’ sides as they are delicate formations, deserving preservation for future generations to enjoy.

Winter in Wasaga

While most people envision Wasaga Beach as a bustling summer town, it’s a surprisingly an incredible winter destination too. This park transforms into a winter wonderland with over 30 kilometers of pristine trails, offering a plethora of activities, encounters with wildlife, and captivating views of the frozen shoreline. Discover the hidden charm of Wasaga Beach in its tranquil winter cloak, a secret treasure for those who seek unique seasonal experiences.

Wasaga Beach Nordic Centre

Experience the Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre, your gateway to modern equipment rentals, light refreshments, cozy warming stations, and backcountry ski shelters for a toasty break on a crisp winter day. As you quietly glide through the trails on skis or snowshoes, be prepared for delightful wildlife encounters, with white-tailed deer and winter birds gracing your path. The center provides rentals for fat bikes, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, ensuring you have all the gear you need to make the most of your winter adventure.


There is always something great happening in Wasaga Beach! With a year-round calendar brimming with music festivals, athletic showdowns, and vibrant community gatherings, you’ll find festivals and events to suit every season. Immerse yourself in our local culture by indulging in free summer beachfront performances or partake in one of our distinctive special events.