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Our COVID-19 Information page is your one-stop resource for information about the Town of Wasaga Beach's response to the pandemic.

On this page you will find our Community Information Bulletins, e-newsletters, federal and provincial announcements, links to upper-tier government websites, and much more. This includes a link to our Business Recovery Portal, information about visiting Wasaga Beach, the status of town services, parking information, and the status of local events.

Questions? Please e-mail  Contact Us

Wasaga Open for Business​

Business Recovery Portal

Wondering which local businesses are open? Want to continue to support small businesses to help them out in this time of uncertainty? Click here

Open Patios

Click here​ for our Open Patios: Patio Extension Program

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Find a patio

Boston Pizza
Stacked Pancake House
Chuck's Roadhouse
​St. Louis Bar and Grill
​Georgian Circle Family Restaurant
The Iron Skillet
MMEA Catering
Twisted Indian Wraps
Pizza Dees
Wasaga Burger Boyz

Visiting the beachfront - what you should know

Planning a visit to the beachfront? There are a few things you should know:

  1. The "beach" is not owned or operated by the Town of Wasaga Beach. The beach is in fact owned and operated by the Government of Ontario. The beach is managed by Ontario Parks and part of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. 
  2. You can learn more about the beach and the provincial park by visiting the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park website.
  3. The town offers municipal parking near the beachfront but parking in these lots is at 50 percent capacity. We have also closed our sand-covered portion of Beach Drive. Learn more hereSee Beach Drive map: Beach Drive map See our parking lot map here. For general information on parking see here.
  4. Remember to respect physical distancing (wear a mask when you can't) and all other provincial orders that apply.
If you have physical distancing concerns while at the beachfront, or you are concerned about groups exceeding 10 people, you have a couple options:
  1. Contact the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122 or visit the online portal here.
  2. Contact Wasaga Beach Provincial Park at 705-429-2516 or send a message here.
Please note the sand-covered portion of Beach Drive - this is the land at Beach 1 in front of the commercial buildings and south of the black light standards - is owned by the Town of Wasaga Beach and currently closed. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers patrol this area, helping enforce provincial orders and town bylaws. Learn more about the department here. You can e-mail the department here. Beyond the black light standards and up to the water's edge is part of the provincial park. See map: Beach Drive map

Thank you for choosing to spend time in our community.

Town of Wasaga Beach

Facilities – effective June 23

We have reopened some town facilities to the public.

Town hall, the RecPlex office, Public Works, and the office at Fire Station 1 are now open to the public, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Wasaga Beach Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Please drop in and see us if you have business to conduct.

Individuals wishing to review plans with staff in our Planning and Economic Initiatives Department, Building and Development Services Department, or engineering staff in our Public Works Department must call ahead and arrange an appointment. We ask this to ensure we have appropriate physical distancing space available in our buildings for the review of drawings.

While some buildings are now open, we encourage people to conduct what business they can with us online or by phone.

Although not a requirement, please consider wearing a cloth mask when attending town facilities to help protect our staff and other visitors.

Staff will wear masks whenever appropriate physical distancing is not possible, as per the recommendations of the local health unit.

Questions? Call us at 705-429-3844 or e-mail: Contact Us

* Please note our beachfront municipal parking lots are at 50 percent capacity and the sand-covered portion of Beach Drive is closed.

Town services at a glance

  • Arena - Closed – all programs and rentals cancelled.
  • RecPlex - Open (office).Closed – all programs and rentals cancelled, facility spaces.
  • Youth Centre/Seniors Active Living Centre Closed – all programs and rentals cancelled.
  • Town Hall - Open. (Mon. to Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Library - Open. (Tues. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) See website​
  • Public Works - Open.
  • Fire Halls - Open.
  • Outdoor facilities - Some outdoor facilities have opened. ​This includes tennis courts, our dog parks, the skate park, soccer pitches and baseball fields. These facilities are NOT for team use. If you utilize them please observe physical distancing. 
  • Outdoor playgrounds - Play structures and equipment will remain closed until later stages of the province's reopening plan. 
  • Parking - All municipal parking lots are openBeachfront parking lots are at 50 percent capacity. Spruce Street Lot is for residential parking pass holders only. Parking passes are available at town hall. See parking map here
  • Transit - Operational Learn more about transit here​
  • Community Garden - Open
  • Yard Sales - Permitted. Yard sales are once again permitted in town. Find our application and related COVID-19 safety information here: Yard Sale Application

Parking Passes

To obtain a parking pass please visit town hall, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Passes are available at a cost of $28.25. For general information on parking see here.

Recreation, Events and Facilities

Staff are organizing virtual events, please check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more details.
  • Event Date Status
    Wasaga's Finest Citizens Awards Scheduled May 9Postponed to Oct. 24 (tentative).
    Summer LaunchScheduled May 16Postponed to 2021 event season.
    Wasaga Beach Corvette Club Spring Fling Scheduled May 30 Postponed to Aug. 15.
    Back to the Beach Concert Series Scheduled for the summer on Saturdays starting May 30 Postponed to 2021 event season.
    Walk for Dog Guides Scheduled for May 31 Cancelled.
    Culture Heritage Days Scheduled for the summer on weekends starting June 5. Drive-thru/take-out event subject to provincial regulations.
    Dates TBD
    JJ Automotive Car ShowScheduled June 13Cancelled.
    Waterfront Festival Scheduled for June 20-21Cancelled.
    ​Wasaga Beach Cruiser's Fun Run
    ​Scheduled for June 26 & 27
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season
    Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks
    ​Scheduled for July 1 & 4
    ​Midway​Scheduled for July 6-12
    ​Beach Volleyball Tournament
    ​Scheduled for July 11 & 12
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season.
    ​Ontario SUP Series
    ​Scheduled for July 11
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season.
    ​Food Truck Festival
    ​July 24-26, 2020
    ​Drive-thru event subject to provincial regulations.
    ​Roundnet Tournament
    ​Scheduled for July 25 & 26
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season
    ​RibFest​Aug 7-9, 2020
    ​Drive-thru event subject to provincial regulations.
    ​Candy 5k Run
    ​Scheduled for Aug 8
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season.
    ​Rockin' the River
    ​Scheduled for Aug 15
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season.
    ​Wasaga under Siege
    ​Scheduled for Aug 15 & 16
    ​Poutine Feast
    ​Aug 20-23, 2020
    ​Drive-thru event subject to provincial regulations.
    ​Mayor's Golf Tournament
    ​Scheduled for Aug 28
    ​MultiSport Triathlon
    ​Scheduled for Aug. 29
    ​Postponed to 2021 event season.
    ​BikeFest​Rescheduled to Sept 4 & 5
    ​Memores of Summer Fireworks
    ​Sept. 6, 2020
    ​Decision to be made by Aug 7.
    ​Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival
    ​Scheduled for Sept. 18-20
    ​Postponed to Sept. 17-19, 2021.

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