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Tall ship at Discovery Harbour

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Captain and visitors aboard replica ship H.M.S. Tecumseth at Discovery Harbour

Historic Ships

Replica ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth at Discovery Harbour

Special Events

Visiting Mother and child at Halloween Event at Discovery Harbour

School Visits

School Group on tour at Discovery Harbour

To check current trail status:  

1. RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNIFICATION BY PARENT/LEGAL GUARDian on own behalf and on behalf of own Minor Children.

2. RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNIFICATION BY PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IN RESPECT OF MINOR

Skate Trail and Frosty Winter Fun at Discovery Harbour

Friday nights 6pm – 9pm
Saturday – 1pm – 9pm 
Sunday – 12 noon – 5pm
*WEATHER PERMITTING

Admission is $8.00 per person.  Children 5 and under are FREE. Children under 12 MUST wear helmet. You will be required to sign a waiver before heading out to experience the frosty fun.

Not just a skate trail anymore. We will still have skates available for your use, but NEW this year, snowshoe trail with snow shoes available. Snow tubing hill with snow tubs (for the younger group) available and a Fat Bike trail with Fat Bikes available to rent (we will be posting height requirements for their use). Helmets are also available for skating and for using the Fat Bikes.  We greatly suggest you bring all of your own equipment, but we don’t want you to miss out on the fun at all.

Skate trail:

  • Waivers must be signed. You must be 18 years of age or older to sign the waiver. If you are not, a parent or guardian must sign for you.

  • Skates, snowshoes, helmets, snow tubes are all FREE of CHARGE to use. They have to be signed out and returned to the Charthouse.

  • Please bring your own equipment. Strollers with rubber tires and plastic snow sleds are allowed for small children. Stroller wheels must be cleaned off. We do supply brushes for this.

  • Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice trail, tires must be cleaned with brushes. Support person must wear skates to use the trail otherwise the walking trail is available for both individuals.

  • Service animals only allowed.

Snow tubing:

  • Everyone welcome. The tube hill is for the younger crowd please. Tubes must be shared.

Snowshoeing:

  • Everyone welcome. Snowshoes are one size fits most  up to 275 lbs (no sizes available for very young children). Please wear appropriate boots. Snowmobile boots will be TOO large for the bindings. Regular winter boots are encouraged.

  • FREE to use. Must be returned to the Charthouse when finished using them.

FAT Bikes:

  • Rental fee of $30 per half day – must fill out rental form for use.

  • Height requirement of 5’4”. Bikes are not available for small children.

  • Helmet is required to use the bike and they are FREE of charge.

There will be LIVE entertainment again this year. Watch for more details to follow. Please check our FACEBOOK and Twitter feeds for UP-TO-DATE  information.

 

About Discovery Harbour

A naval and military past

Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. "His Majesty's Naval Establishment on Lake Huron", (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built.

In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers' Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.

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