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Tall ship at Discovery Harbour

Plan Your Visit

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

Welcome to Discovery Harbour

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Pumpkinferno returns! 

Thursday - Sunday starting Oct.14th, 2021. 

Thursday evenings are drive-thru only. 

October 30th features fireworks & extended hours. 


Visit our EVENTS page for more information.

Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23: SOLD OUT


Dinner packages available at Captain Roberts' Table: 

Call 705-529-9958 or email: 



Boardwalk and shipsDiscovery Harbour is now closed. Thank you for a great summer season. We’ll be back with our regular programming in 2022!

Check out our Special Events page for info on upcoming events.


Download our free APP!


App photo• Take a self-guided audio tour through the historic site
• Listen to audio commentary or read about the site’s rich history
• Access information on our retail store, restaurant and other services
• Connect with us on social media
• Find out about upcoming events
• Share your experience with us




Find us in the Apple App Store or Google Play under “Huronia Historical Parks” or scan the QR code: 

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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.


Discovery Harbour is operated by Huronia Historical Parks, and is an Attraction of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. 

Another Reason to Visit Simcoe County!

SafeTravel Stamp

Discovery Harbour is delighted to announce it has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp. The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.



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