Special Events & Highlights
A spooky guided tour by lantern light featuring encounters with tales of apparitions and spirits. Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831 and the tale of Private James Drury who died New Year’s Eve 1836 on guard duty at Officers’ Quarters.
- Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors walking throughout the historic site.
- The tour cost is $10.00 per person plus HST.
- The tour goes rain or shine.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.
- Please, no pets are allowed
- Recommended for ages 10 and up
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and spend the afternoon on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay, listening to the sweet sounds of the Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band, featuring John Stinton & Eric Kidd.
Join us for this swashbucklin’ event! Be sure to know your pirate name and beware landlubbers as Discovery Harbour will be transformed into the Pirate Lair!!
Walk the plank and join the pirate crew for great famly fun! Roving hornswaggler musicians, meet Captain Jack Sparrows look-a-like and visit the tattoo parlor (face paint), learn yer knots and swab the deck! Be on the lookout for a Pirate Skirmish with the HMS Badger and Historic Military Establishments of Upper Canada will fire off the candy canon.
Shuttles will move visiting Pirates between the town dock in Penetanguishene and Discovery Harbour.
Experience the phenomenon of hauntingly magical and stirring outdoor exhibits of hand-carved pumpkins, all set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. But BEWARE….new characters will be lurking about in the expanded TERROR ZONE!!
Admission is $8.00 per person with a non-perishable food item
Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Children 5 and under are FREE
Service Animals ONLY
This is an outdoor exhibit spanning our beautiful historic attraction. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate weather gear, we are open rain or shine. We will have a maze for the little ones to go through and a craft. There will be a refreshment stand along with a small retail area to get some goodies. The TERROR ZONE is expanded this year and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. It’s an absolutely amazing scare zone if you dare to enter.
Adults or children wearing masks will be required to remove them prior to entering the site. Thank you.
Have a great time and be sure to let us know how well we did by answering our survey at the end of your visit. Read more
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:
In January 2018, we are introducing several new products to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, including a Skate Trail along the shores of Penetanguishene and Georgian Bay!
Imagine skating with family and friends along the shoreline through a unique cultural and historical site, by day or night! The Discovery Harbour Skate Trail, Penetanguishene, will feature over 1.5 km of skating like no other.
Please stay tuned for more information and our exciting Nights of Fire!
Mid-January to mid-March
Just $8.00 tax included per person!