Wasaga Race Track

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Other Abandoned Ontario Canada


To the best of my knowledge, the track opened in 1956 and closed in 1970. Prior to construction of the car racing track, this same location had a horse-racing track.

The 1960's saw a decline in activity here, tapering continuously until its closure the following year.

Personal Commentary: 

I stumbled upon mention of this online as I was looking for information on other locations in Wasaga Beach. I made a mental note of it and decided to go there on our next visit. As it turns out, I didn't have to wait too long. We took a slow walk around the turns and found it difficult to imagine, by today's race-track standards, how anyone could safely run a race here.


Wow, I never knew. Glad I found your post about this, have to do some research o this.

Stumbled upon the track today. Got lost in the forest and found it. Most people in town probably dont know it even exists

Funny you say that. The day I was there, there was a guy walking his dog nearby. I spoke with him briefly to see if he knew any history on the place, and he didn't even know there was a track just over the hill. It seems a well-kept secret.

My father, uncle and a friend ran the races there. My father and uncle ran the horse races in the aftwtnoon then the stock cars at night. That was my childhood.

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