Resources :: Our Communities :: Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is a popular four-season tourist destination situated on Nottawasaga Bay at the southern end of Georgian Bay approximately two hours north of Toronto, and abuts, to the west, the town of Collingwood. Wasaga Beach is nestled in and around 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) of white sandy beach on Nottawasaga Bay and the winding Nottawasaga River.
Over two million people visit the Town every summer to stroll the shores of the Wasaga's freshwater beach (stretching 14 kilometres / 8.7 miles), swim in warm clean waters and enjoy the panoramic mountain views across the Bay. There are endless recreational trails that are used for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The Nottawasaga River offers game fishing and great canoe routes to explore.
The beach is divided into smaller beaches with the public beaches numbered 1 to 6 sequentially from east to west. Its position on the waters of Nottawasaga Bay means its summer temperatures are moderated somewhat by the water, so summer days are much more comfortable than Toronto's scorching days, but the same winds off the water trigger very heavy and intense snow squalls in the winter. As such, snowmobiling, skiing, and other winter sports are extremely popular along the beach.
Transit service in Wasaga Beach is operated by Georgian Coach Lines, using town owned buses. They expanded the one route they started in July, 2008 to two in the summer of 2009, because the bus system grew faster than anyone expected.
Services for Wasaga Beach Transit occur in a loop from the Wasaga Stars Arena to the Real Canadian Superstore every hour from 7 AM to 7 PM. Buses serve the loop eastbound and westbound.