A ships bow with a view of the King's Wharf Theatre in the background

Plan your visit

Discovery Harbour is open to the general public 7 days a week from May 18 until September 1, 2024.

New in 2024:
Daily guided tours are available 7 days/week as of July 1
English guided tour: 11:15 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
French guided tour: 1:00 p.m.
Cost for guided tour: $5.00 per person, includes tax.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance (available soon), or at admissions upon arrival.

A daytime Escape Room is available as of May 18
English Escape Room: 7 days/week 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
French Escape Room: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Cost for Escape Room: $24.00 per person includes tax.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance, as this is a limited availability product.

Group Tours
Scheduled group tours are available from mid-May to early September.

Un groupe de touristes qui explorents le havre du roi et le restaurant du capitaine Roberts

Deals and packages

Ontario teachers, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Indigenous persons gain free entry. Your Discovery Harbour paid receipt gets you 50% off at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons during the regular season (May to September). Exceptions apply.

l'atelier principale à le havre de la découverte, avec plusieurs outils historiques

Season passes

For just $35, tax included, season pass holders gain unlimited admission to both Sainte-Marie and Discovery Harbour during their visitor seasons, as well as unlimited admission to most special events at both historical attractions. The passes include event favourites like First Light and Pumpkinferno!

Une famille fait une tournée d'un navire au havre

Hours and rates

We reopen to the general public on May 18, 2024. Until then, visitors are invited to check out our special events or book a group tour. Please allow about 1.5 hours for your visit. We are open rain or shine and are dog-friendly.

Un interprète historique en costume de marin à parler à un groupe d'étudiants sur le HMS Bee - un des navire à le Havre de la découverte

Group visits

Discovery Harbour welcomes groups for guided or self-guided tours of Ontario’s most picturesque historic attraction, with friendly knowledgeable costumed staff. Tours may be available in both English and French.

Huronia Historical Parks app available for download

Download the app

Download the Huronia Historical Parks app, available in your app store, for a comprehensive audio tour in English or French. Maps are available at ticket booth in several languages and complement our knowledgeable on-site historical interpreters.

le havre de la découverte vue de l'eau - le quai, le théatre et plusieurs édifices historiques

Find us

Find us at 93 Jury Drive in Penetanguishene, only 45 minutes from Barrie, Ontario. Discovery Harbour is accessible from Ontario’s major provincial highways and is located on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay. Parking is free and bike racks are available.

Le restaurant du Capitaine Roberts, vue du quai

Restaurant

Captain Robert’s Table is currently closed but is available for private rentals at various times throughout the year.

L'affiche au dessus de l'entrée du havre de la découverte

Retail store

Barracks Boutique, our gift shop, is located right next to our ticket booth at the main entrance. Pick up Discovery Harbour souvenirs, support local Indigenous artisans, and grab delicious snacks, cold drinks or treat the kids to ice cream on a hot day.

The historic King's Wharf Theater on the shores of Georgian Bay at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene

King’s Wharf Theatre

The King’s Wharf Theatre is a 371-seat theatre flanked by majestic tall ships and historic buildings. This unique venue is operated by award-winning Drayton Entertainment, one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies.

We think you might also like these special events:

Ghost Tours and the Escape Room experience are available Saturday evenings in June 29 – August 31.
Pirates of the Bay transforms the site on Saturday, August 3.
Pumpkinferno returns Wednesday – Sunday in October.

Rope on the deck of a ship

Need more info?

Please contact us if you have any questions: