Wasaga Beach Real Estate
For many, Wasaga Beach conjures up memories of summer vacations and days spent building
sand castles or sunbathing, as it’s been one of Ontario’s most popular tourist destinations for
years. Over 2 million tourists continue to visit the town every summer. Seasonal residents also
flock to Wasaga Beach increasing the number of residents from 17,000 full-time residents to
33,000 during the warmer months.
While Wasaga Beach has been seen as a summer destination in the past, it is finding new
growth in year-round dwellers. From 2001 to 2006, Wasaga Beach saw a population growth of
21%, pegging it as one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. Projections forecast that
the town will hit 21,105 full-time residents in 2017 and continue to grow beyond that. The Town
of Wasaga Beach is working to enhance their current downtown and provide a thriving business
area for local retailers and residents alike, year round.
Wasaga Beach, a Town for All Seasons
Although Wasaga Beach sees the bulk of their tourists visit in the summer months, the town has
plenty to offer year round, which is why we are seeing the shift to more buyers looking for
Wasaga Beach Real Estate. Not only are there recreational activities and adventures to be had
right in town, popular communities like Collingwood, Thornbury and Midland are only a short
Warm weather activities
By far the most popular draw is the beach itself. Wasaga Beach boasts the longest fresh water
beach in the world with 14 kms of sand along the Southern end of Georgian Bay, offering
boundless opportunities for water sports. There are many business in town catering to that with
Free Spirit Tours offering stand up paddle boarding, Wasaga Waverunners offering Sea Doo
rentals, and everything in between. The Nottawasaga River also offers opportunities for
canoeing and fishing, boasting many species, such as salmon, trout and pike.
Land lovers still have plenty of activities to choose from! Wasaga Beach provides endless
recreation trails for hiking and cycling. The Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and the Nancy
Island Historic Site are great places to find out about both the natural ecosystem of Wasaga
Beach and some of it’s history, including it’s part in the war of 1812.
Many of the very traditional beach town staples are still on offer in Wasaga Beach, such as miniputt
courses and go carts, while some more adventurous activities have been added, such as
Skydive Wasaga Beach. For those looking to stick with a more leisurely pursuit, Wasaga Beach
is home to plenty of golf courses. Marlwood Golf & Country Club, Wasaga Sands Golf &
Country Club and Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club offer a variety of course difficulties and
scenery for players of all skill levels.
For locals and visitors looking to venture a little farther out, entertainment and recreation
opportunities can be found in nearby communities. Collingwood is home to Scenic Caves
Nature Adventures, offering cave exploring, a 420 foot suspension bridge, zip lining and more.
Many breweries, distilleries and ciders have popped up in and around Collingwood in recent
years that can be explored individually or by joining in on a brewery Tour. For more family-
oriented fun, the Elmvale Jungle Zoo provides an up close and personal experience with
animals ranging from big cats to exotic birds and everything in between.
Cold weather activities
Often overlooked, winter is a wonderful time of year to enjoy Wasaga Beach. The Wasaga
Beach Provincial Park Nordic and Trail Centre has over 30 Kilometres of groomed trails for
cross country skiing, ski skating and snowshoeing. Snowmobilers will also find adventure in
Wasaga Beach. The Wasaga Beach Snowmobile Club Trail has 159 Kilometres of trails to ride
on. Downhill skiing is also a popular draw for Wasaga Beach residents as the town is nestled
between two great hills, Blue Mountain and Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
For day-to-day recreation, Wasaga Beach’s Rec-Plex, YMCA and Wasaga Stars Arena offer
recreational programming for residents of all ages.
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Boomers honing in on Wasaga Beach Real Estate
As prices in the GTA continue to skyrocket, many boomers are selling off their houses at record
prices and buying in paradise. The affordability of Wasaga Beach Real Estate allows some
boomers to maintain their standard of living while still putting money towards their retirement.
With the increase in mature adults, Wasaga Beach has seen an increase in adult-lifestyle
communities, such as Wasaga Meadows or Park Place. These communities are specifically
designed to accommodate retirees, providing a community of like-minded individuals and the
amenities to support that. Services such as grounds maintenance and snow removal provide
the benefits typically found in a condo, while allowing residents the benefits of being in their own
home. Usually for moderate fees these communities provide facilities such as pools, exercise
facilities, workshops, games rooms, walking trails and more.
For those seniors purchasing real estate outside of an adult-lifestyle community, there are still
plenty of ways to find connection in the community. The Wasaga Beach Library has developed
programming to support the growing senior population events such as excursions to popular
destinations such as Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto or in-town workshops on managing your
technological devices. Other community groups such as the Prime Time Club and the
Beachcombers Probus Club Wasaga Beach provide activities as well and boast strong
Whether looking to call Wasaga Beach home in retirement or hoping for a place to start a family,
there are amenities in the town to cater to any buyers needs. Similarily, there are properties
throughout Wasaga Beach to cater to the varying demographic. While the neigh bourhoods near
the beach are dotted with seasonal cottages, many new developments are springing up around
town to accommodate the needs of families and seniors alike. Don’t let your next beach visit
keep you solely at the beach. Explore the streets beyond and be prepared to be surprised at
what Wasaga Beach has to offer.