About this Event

The Battle of Georgian Bay is a War of 1812 event that will be taking place at Discovery Harbour in Pentanguishene, August 7-11, 2019.

It is hosted by Discovery Harbour and coordinated by the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada (HMEUC), a not-for-profit group of the War of 1812 re-enactors that believe the best way to remember history, is to relive history.

The re-enactors in HMEUC come from all walks of life and the group that they portray is the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who fought in many engagements during the War of 1812.

In 2019, the event is a special event because it will be the Grand Tactical.

The Siege of Fort Erie

Discovery Harbour would like to thank Niagara Parks and the staff at Old Fort Erie for moving the dates of their annual event The Siege of Fort Erie forward by one week to accommodate both events for this year.

If you are a re-enactor, we hope you’ll take this unique opportunity to attend both events and if your a visitor, you have a very special opportunity to see Fort Erie under siege, complete with pyrotechnics followed by Discovery Harbour besieged tall ships and in both cases the British & American Forces at their best.

Poster of The Siege of Fort Erie and The Battle of Georgian Bay, 2019

In both cases, to quote Princess Bride

‘Have fun storming the castle.’

The Grand Tactical

The Grand Tactical, 1812, is a special event that is hosted at different historic sites.  Every year this event alternates between Canada and the United States.  The goal of the event is to bring together reenactors from across North America and abroad for one large event every year to give participants and the public the opportunity to witness large formations in the field.  In addition, it tries to showcase a War of 1812 historic site to both reenactors and the public in the hopes that many of them will have a unique experience at a unique site.

For more information on the Grand Tactical and the Crown Forces, please visit their site at www.CrownForces.ca.
For more information on HMEUC, please visit their site at www.HMEUC.com or their Bulger’s Company specific site at www.BulgersCompanyRNR1812.com which is the RNR Company they represent.


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Event Details

War of 1812 Grand Encampment & Tall Ships
Discovery Harbour Historic Site, Penetanguishene, Ontario

The historic site of Discovery Harbour will be open to the public featuring the Tall Ships HMS Tecumseth & HMS Bee and over 1,000 period encamped re-enactors.

Historic buildings, period merchants, artisans, entertainers, musical entertainment, Jack’s Nasty Face period tavern along with musket and cannon demonstrations taking place regularly.

The Grand Encampment is Open to the Public
WednesdayAugust 710:00am5:00pm
ThursdayAugust 810:00am5:00pm
FridayAugust 910:00am5:00pm
SaturdayAugust 1010:00am10:00pm
SundayAugust 1110:00am4:00pm

For information about battles and times, please visit our Battle’s page by clicking on this link.


The Battle of Georgian Bay

After a long absence, the Battle of Georgian Bay has returned. Mark you calendars… August 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2019 — that’s this year so you have lots of time to plan. You won’t want to miss this landmark event at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, Ontario.