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Wasaga Beach is open for business

McGuinty Government taking action to support local tourist industry

Ontario will help Wasaga Beach attract vacationers to its beachfront this summer.

In the wake of a fire at the Main Street Pedestrian Mall in late 2007, the Town of Wasaga Beach has embarked on an ambitious plan to support its tourist industry. Ontario's contribution of $100,000 will help the town market new attractions, establish a tourism website, and spread the message that Wasaga Beach is open for business.

New attractions in Wasaga Beach this year include:

  • A 540-square-metre geodome with a stage and bleachers for 1,000 people.
  • Three weekly performances by Toronto-based Zero Gravity Circus.
  • An interactive water play area.

Quick Facts

  • Wasaga Beach is one of Canada’s few 'Blue Flag' beaches, an internationally renowned eco-label given to beaches that meet stringent quality standards.
  • It is also the world’s longest freshwater beach.

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“Our government is pleased to work with communities like the Town of Wasaga Beach on initiatives that help to increase tourism. It’s part of our overall commitment to strengthen economic and tourism activity in Ontario.”

Peter Fonseca

Minister of Tourism

“We are happy to have the Ontario government as our partner. This helps step up our campaign to show the new side of Wasaga Beach to our millions of visitors.””

Cal Patterson

Mayor, Wasaga Beach

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