Pumpkinferno Dragon at Discovery Harbour


Doors open at 5pm on Saturday, October 28th!

Une série de citrouilles de Halloween, découpés pour Pumpkinferno


Experience The Phenomenon Of Pumpkinferno’s Magical Outdoor Exhibits Of Artificial Hand-Carved Pumpkins! Roving Performers will delight, the Bubbling Cauldron Cafe will satisfy every craving and the Coffin Ride returns!
Tickets available online or at the door.

Wednesday Night Drive-Thru

Enjoy Pumpkinferno from the comfort of your own vehicle! This 30 minute experience is perfect for those with mobility issues, parents with young kids, community groups, or people who just REALLY like spending time in their cars. Come and experience the magic!

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

Escape Room: Bo’suns Brig

The perfect compliment to your Pumpkinferno experience: your team of 4-6 people have only one hour to escape the brig!  The clock is ticking. You and your mates are running out of time! One ticket gets you admission to the Escape Room AND Pumpkinferno.

Pumpkinferno sneak peek!

Watch this video from Rogers TV, with Discovery Harbour’s Melissa Elsdon! Melissa walks us through some of the highlights of Pumpkinferno including Grim Reaper’s Grove! See what this magic event looks like in the daytime.

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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.

Un interprète à travailler sur le havre en costume de marin

Vote for Discovery Harbour in the Ontario’s Choice Awards!

Discovery Harbour is a finalist in the Ontario’s Choice Awards and we need your help! Vote for us in the Best Small Museum and Best Event (Pumpkinferno) categories. It only take a few seconds to vote and support living history at its best.

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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!

Hours of operation

May 20, 2023 to September 2023

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 2023. Until our regular season begins, visitors can check out our special events, plan a group tour, or book an educational program.

download the app

FREE to download

Download the Huronia Historical Parks app on Google Play or the Apple App Store to access a comprehensive audio tour of Discovery Harbour. This is perfect for teachers who would like to give their class a sneak peek to the history of the site before visiting or all visitors who would like to enhance their knowledge before, during or after a visit to Discovery Harbour.

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