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.

Registration for the Fort Erie event is now open. Please click on the following link to be taken to their registration page.

Register for the Fort Erie Event

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.


A link to our sponsorship opportunities can be found at the bottom of this list or click here to go directly to them.

Sponsoring Event Partners

Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada, Logo

Discovery Harbour

Town of / Ville de Penetanguishene
Tay Township
Township of Tiny

Food & Beverage Sponsor

Captain Roberts Table

Entertainment Sponsor

HS St Amant & Sons Inc.

Longboat Sponsor

Merchandising Sponsor

my GbaySieze The Bay

Pillaging Sponsor

Minds Alive Toys

Century 21 — Kim Bellehumour
Century 21 — Nicole Gingras
Century 21 — Steve Lamont
Georgian Bay Party Plus
Simply Country
Antique Art Garden
Arbours Flowers
Beer Store
Bryant’s Jewellers
Captain Ken’s
North of Exile Games
Rawson’s Deli
Reading Room
Marlynn’s Hamster Office Supplies

Website & Social Media Sponsors

Mythical Moose Productions

Fundraising Partner

Delta Bingo Gaming

Sponsorship Opportunities



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.