TOWN OF WASAGA BEACH

14 KMS OF SAND, SUN AND TOURISTS

Wasaga Beach is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Nestled along the longest freshwater beach in the world, it is a very popular summer tourist destination, situated at the southern end of Georgian Bay, approximately two hours north of Toronto.  Wasaga Beach is about a 20 minute drive to the Town of Collingwood and the ski hills of Blue Mountain and about a 30 minute drive to the city of Barrie.  Wasaga Beach is situated along 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) of white sandy beach on Nottawasaga Bay.  The Nottawasaga River wanders through the town.

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is the first provincial park in Canada awarded the Blue Flag designation for its efforts to manage Wasaga's shoreline according to international environmental standards.

Many people visit the town every summer to stroll the 14 kilometres of shoreline, swim in warm, clean waters and enjoy the panoramic mountain views across the bay. There are many recreational trails that are used for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The Nottawasaga River offers game fishing and canoe routes to explore.

The 2006 Canadian census indicated a population of 15,029 residents. When compared to its 2001 population of 12,419, Wasaga Beach is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada based on population growth percentage (21.0% over 5 years). Wasaga Beach is in the midst of a building boom including a major development for the beach planned with the goal of making Wasaga Beach a year-round tourist destination.  Because of its proximity to Toronto, there is a heavy outflow of money from Toronto and surrounding towns and cities into cottage or weekend properties located in the Beach.


LOCATION

WASAGA BEACH

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Wasaga Beach is conveniently located under 2 hours drive from the largest city in Canada, with easy access from all areas of Ontario as well as Quebec.

Counties

Southern Ontario

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This map shows the proximity of the County of Simcoe and the Town of Wasaga Beach to the Greater Area Toronto.