Discovery Harbour, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons reopen

Sites were closed in due to health concerns related to COVID-19

Two Simcoe County attractions have reopened to the public — Sainte-Marie among the Hurons near Midland and Discovery Harbour at Penetanguishene (Huronia Historical Parks).

Discovery Harbour via Pikist

The sites were closed March 16 due to health concerns related to COVID-19.

“Bringing together families and learning about our region’s deep historical significance, we are excited to welcome back our visitors to rediscover our unique sites found along the shores of Penetanguishene, and in beautiful Tay Township, near Midland. I encourage all our visitors to be responsible, plan ahead and continue to follow public health guidelines when enjoying our facilities.”

– Will Baird, General Manager, Huronia Historical Parks.

Guests will notice enhanced health and safety measures that follow government and regional health unit guidelines. These measures include physical distancing, wearing of masks, reduced visitor capacity, hand sanitizing stations and increased frequency of cleaning high traffic areas such as bathrooms, handrails and door handles.

For more information about Huronia Historical Parks, its phased reopening plan and new safety measures and guidelines visit

banner image of Jesuit Chapel via Wikimedia