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.

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Science North Camps at Discovery Harbour

July 22 to 26, 2024

Since 1987, Science North has been delivering summer science camp experiences to children in communities across Ontario. This year, these camps are coming to Discovery Harbour! Science North offers children the opportunity to get hands-on with real tools, engage in modern science, and most importantly, socialize and have fun with friends!

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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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