Pirates of the Bay

Saturday, August 3, 2024, Discovery Harbour is transformed into a pirates’ paradise!

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Ghost Tours

Saturday Evenings until August 31

Discover chilling tales of the Penetanguishene naval and military establishments. Encounter missing artifacts, moving chess pieces, and eerie figures in the dark. Family-friendly and French language tours offered. Tickets are $20 per person (tax inc) with advance tickets highly recommended.

A costumed guide stands at the door to the brig, while game players stand inside the building, excited to start their escape room experience!

Bo’sun’s Brig: Escape Room

Daily until September 1, 2024

Bring your group of 4 to 6 people any day of the week and use your wits to escape Bo’sun Starkweather’s prison in just 1 hour. Also avaible Saturday evenings from 6pm to 9pm! Tickets are $24 per person and advance tickets are required.

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 a 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 overnight 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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