Un interprète historique, en costume de soldat, guide une famille dans la partie militaire du havre de la découverte


Explore Sailors, Soldiers & Shipwrecks

Hours of operation

May 18, 2024 to September 1, 2024

Discovery Harbour is a gem of a historic site – staffed by knowledgeable and friendly costumed interpreters and complemented by the hull of the original H.M.S. Tecumseth in our climate-controlled museum – will reopen in May 2024. Until our regular season begins, visitors can check out our special events, plan a group tour, or book an educational program.

Historic Blacksmith Workshop

Saturdays from July 6 to Aug. 24, 2024

Join us for an immersive one-day workshop at Discovery Harbour on the shores of beautiful Penetanguishene Bay (Georgian Bay). Learn historic blacksmith skills alongside blacksmith instructor in a small group setting. Create your very own take-home metalworks project!

Camp Britannia: a soldier’s overnight adventure

Arrive Fridays from July 5 – Aug. 23, 2024

March back in time this summer as you embark on an extraordinary journey with us, stepping into the shoes of a 19th-century British soldier. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, offering a unique opportunity to live and breathe the fascinating world of the the British military at the Penetanguishene Establishment (today’s Discovery Harbour)

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Welcome to
Discovery Harbour

The roots of Discovery Harbour date back to 1793, when Sir John Graves Simcoe scouted Penetanguishene Bay as a strategic site for a naval base. The steep-sided, deep water bay would be an ideal spot to protect and maintain ships. The bay could also serve as a vital transport link from York (Toronto) to the northwest.

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Plan Your Visit

Discovery Harbour, a 30 acre living history attraction nestled along the shores of beautiful Penetanguishene Bay, is waiting for you and your family to join in the adventure!

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