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Event Series Event Series: Mid-Winter Social at Discovery Harbour

Mid-Winter Social at Discovery Harbour

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discovery Harbour celebrates winter by welcoming visitors to the historic site in tandem with the Town of Penetanguishene at their 76th Annual Winterama on February 17-19, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily.

All the Activities (Saturday, Sunday and Monday – see below for specific times.)

  • Jump on the tractor-pulled wagon ride
  • Strap on snowshoes and stomp along the snowshoeing track*
  • Feel the wind rushing in your hair, as you fly down the Kids Snow Tube Run*
  • Explore historic Keating House and sample apple cider & shortbread cookies
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Blacksmith Demonstration!
  • Warm up with hot chocolate and a variety of snacks from the Snack Shack
  • Visit local artisans and vendors in Garrison Hall
  • Roast bannock over a roaring open fire
  • Watch a black-powder musket firing demonstration
  • Enjoy guided tours of the original establishment’s Officers’ Quarters and explore a 19th century soldiers’ encampment
  • Explore the H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre and check out the real Tecumseth shipwreck and other museum displays
  • Live musicians will sing your favourite songs on the outdoor stage
  • Say hello to costumed characters! More info and details coming soon!
  • Try to escape the Brig in our Escape Room Experience (additional charge)

    *Some activities are weather dependent*

Good to Know:

  • Service animals only will be permitted at this special event
  • The event will run in most types of weather (sun, rain, snow, ice)
  • The event will take part almost entirely outdoors, please dress for conditions


February 17
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Discovery Harbour
93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1G1 Canada
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