Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Escape the city. Head north of ordinary.
Just north of the Greater Toronto Area, the County of Simcoe includes 16 municipalities and spans almost 5,000 square kilometres (1,930 square miles). This year, we are opening the doors of some of our favourite places, as well as some hidden gems. If the environment is your first love, learn about forestry rejuvenation at the Simcoe County Museum, wildlife conservation at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, the environmental impact of bees at Dickey Bee Honey, and more! If history is more your thing, visit heritage museums, historical buildings or take part in a historical walking tour.
Keep checking in, as we will continue to add new locations leading up to the event.
Just one hour north of Toronto, you will find a new destination to explore. Here in Simcoe County, you can expect fresh air, room to breathe and endless possibilities.
Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching offer amazing fishing and recreational boating, and the longest freshwater beach in the world (Wasaga Beach). Find 50+ golf courses, 60 marinas, three ski resorts, seven provincial parks, one national park and hundreds of kilometres of multi-use trails for cycling, cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and hiking. Learn about our deep-rooted history by visiting nationally significant historic sites and heritage museums. Take in a show at world-class entertainment centres. And, if that isn't enough, we have a growing agri-tourism industry – including the development of several signature foodie trails, craft breweries and distilleries. You’re going to have the best time. We promise!
Become a volunteer
Want to take part is Doors Open Simcoe County as a volunteer? Get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know which location you are interested in and we'll do our best to find you a good fit.
Don't worry, you don't need to be a historian to take part! There are a number of ways that you can help out. And remember, this type of volunteer work can count towards the mandatory 40 hours required for high school graduation, too.