BGS Blog

Your big day is approaching and you’re trying to find the perfect place to host your wedding. You want a place where family and friends will feel welcome, a place with a stunning venue, a pla... Read More
I’m sitting at my desk with the sun shining through my window, blue skies overhead and the snow glistening like diamonds. I’ve been tasked with writing a blog about why going outdoors i... Read More
Tis the season to treat those you love and entertain your friends and family and we’ve got some delicious options for you Read More
Winter in BruceGreySimcoe is a magical season of outdoor adventure, cozy inn stays and relaxing spa getaways. Whether you want to snowshoe a suspension bridge with stunning views of Georgian Bay, i... Read More
If you're looking for a truly unique, interactive outdoor experience this fall, look no further than Agora: Path of Light at Blue Mountain.  Read More
Sometimes, when you're awesome, you just have to let folks know. Welcome to fall in BruceGreySimcoe. Read More
It’s been far too long since we’ve had a summer full of festivals to celebrate! But the time has finally come for friends and family to gather at the best cultural and music festivals B... Read More
When's the last time you took a day to play?  Read More
Whether you consider yourself a foodie or you're just a new visitor to Midland, Kelly Kurtz and her Midland Food Tours are an excellent way to learn more about this waterfront city and it's... Read More
From eco tours to EV chargers, the BPBA is working to make your Bruce Peninsula visit eco-friendly Read More
Choosing a location for your big day is a huge decision! The time to plan for 2023/24 is now and to help you with your choices we’ve put together a list of some of the coolest, most unique we... Read More
Recently,  The Travelling Foodie was in town to explore the many amazing food and drink opportunities Collingwood has to offer.  Read More
Support Local Restaurants and Operators with takeout, cozy stays and outdoor adventures.  Read More
Last year during the lockdown, Georgian Bay musician Victoria Yeh created a virtual concert series to connect with her audience and bring music to the people. This ticketed virtual series brought j... Read More
Known for its lakes and rivers in the summer months and its ski slopes in the winter, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities across Simcoe County to help you plan your autumn adventu... Read More
Now more than ever, it’s important to book ahead and plan ahead before visiting Grey County.  From endless hiking trails to scenic waterfalls, landmark attractions like Blue Mountain and... Read More
From iconic locations like The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park to sandy beaches along the Lake Huron shoreline and stunning Bruce Trail lookouts with Georgian Bay views, there’s so mu... Read More
BruceGreySimcoe has an impressive number of parks, accommodations and eateries who will welcome your pooch with open paws. We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly destinations across the region. Read More
Shop online and have your BruceGreySimcoe local goods shipped right to your door. Support your favourite retailers, beverage producers and food shops with these click and deliver options. Read More
Let's face it, it's been a long few months at home. Thankfully artists, musicians, museums and tourism operators have all put their creativity to the test and come up with some amazing virt... Read More
The holidays are quickly approaching and while you may have a turkey dinner planned at home, we realize that cooking for two straight weeks sounds appealing to precisely no one. Get all the info yo... Read More
For those of us lucky enough to live locally, there are  more curbside pickup options you can add to your holiday shopping list. Place your order online and then that  swing by and collec... Read More
Many of us are starting our holiday shopping online, trying to beat the rush and meet shipping deadlines. Whether you’re looking to give local food, delicious craft beer or share the work of ... Read More
When Ontario entered lockdown in March, full-time musician and violinist, Victoria Yeh, suddenly found herself with an empty schedule for the first time in over a decade. The "Travel By Sound&... Read More
The seventh in our series on the Group of Seven, featuring artist A.Y. Jackson, courtesy of the staff at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Read More
Beer tastes best when it’s served in an amazing place, with great friends, after a day of epic adventures (be sure to follow all current COVID-19 protocols when visiting). In BruceGreySimcoe,... Read More
The sixth in our series on the Group of Seven, featuring artist Franklin Carmichael, courtesy of the staff at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Read More
The fifth in our series on the Group of Seven, featuring artist Lawren Stewart Harris, courtesy of the staff at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Read More
The fourth in our series on the Group of Seven, featuring artist Alfred Joseph Casson, courtesy of the staff at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Read More
The third in our series on the Group of Seven, featuring artist Frederick Varley, courtesy of the staff at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Read More
The second in our series on the Group of Seven, featuring artist J.E.H. MacDonald, courtesy of the staff at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. Read More
These are unprecedented times. As a tourism organization, we have had to completely rethink our message and cautiously approach the idea of bringing visitors to our region. Currently we are welcomi... Read More
On May 7, 1920, seven Canadian artists held their first exhibition as the Group of Seven and, this year, one hundred years later, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery is hosting a special exhibition in cele... Read More
During this time, many of our local businesses and attractions have been answering the call too, with creative solutions for things to do and places to ‘virtually’ visit. We put togethe... Read More
Stories of kindness, creativity, selflessness and ingenuity started are shining through. The communities and businesses across BruceGreySimcoe have found many unique ways to support and help each o... Read More
Family Day long weekend has become the perfect antidote to those mid-winter blues. We’ve put together a list of what’s happening for Family Day 2020 in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties. Read More
It’s hard water fishing season in BruceGreySimcoe! Thankfully, our region is home to a long list of experienced operators and hut rental companies who will help you ‘tackle’ this ... Read More
BruceGreySimcoe is home to a wealth of unique, creative and delicious coffee shops sprinkled across the region, ready to serve you up a hot cup of java or a steaming hot chocolate after your day on... Read More
Winter is officially upon us: Colder temperatures, crisp white snow and endless outdoor activities. But what if you’re not a winter lover? Read on!   Read More
With the holiday season on the horizon, we’ve been out exploring some of the amazing festive light events across the BruceGreySimcoe region.There are tons of amazing holiday events in our bac... Read More
From spooky to family friendly, there's a long list of Halloween events across BruceGreySimcoe to enjoy. We put together this handy list - with everything from adult dances to downtown trick or... Read More
From snowmobile trail permits to downhill ski passes, we’ve compiled a list of hot deals you’ll want to jump on before the snow flies. Read More
Think your golf season is over? Think again! Before you pack away those clubs for 2020, there are some great trial membership offers and specials at golf courses around BruceGreySimcoe. Read More
Quieter lakes, less boat traffic, stunning fall colours and plenty of fish waiting to be caught: Fall is a fantastic time to go fishing in BruceGreySimcoe Read More
As the summer winds down, we scrolled through Instagram to find some amazing summer snapshots from across the region. Read More
Summer and ice cream go hand in hand. It’s a delicious fact. In BruceGreySimcoe, stops at these storied dessert parlours have become time-tested family traditions. Read More
Whether you want to order a bucket of fries on your way to the cottage or walk off the beach to grab your lunch, there’s a #brucegreysimcoe fry shack for you. Read More
Whether you’re tapping into your inner pirate, unearthing your inner history buff or just marvelling at the idea of majestic ships sailing the high seas, it's worth marking on the calenda... Read More
Did you know that BruceGreySimcoe has been home to many famous Canadians over the years? From history makers in medicine to authors and artists, some truly influential individuals have hailed from ... Read More
We’ve put together this handy list of off-the-beaten path museums that will fill your rainy days while delighting you with tales of the history of our region. Read More
One of the true benefits to staying at a provincial park while visiting Simcoe County is that you are so close to the waters you want to fish. Read More
First time anglers in Simcoe County are often surprised with the fishing here! You don’t have to head to the far North to catch the big one—one trip to Simcoe will have you planning ret... Read More
BruceGreySimcoe has long been developing as a cycling mecca, but with last year's expansion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail across our region, there are even more opportunities for cycle to... Read More
There’s a host of new experiences and new adventures to enjoy this summer— even a new way to get from the GTA to the Bruce Peninsula. We put together a quick look at some of the can&rsq... Read More
Spring is a great time to get out on the trails and our local Bruce Trail clubs will help you get started. Read on to find out when the 4 clubs in our region are offering guided hikes. Read More
We checked in with our local museums to see how they’re celebrating Museum Month and put together this handy list of activities and events for you. Read More
Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking to compete or a fan who wants to watch the best in the sport, we’ve put together a handy list of this summer’s hottest cycling events. Read ... Read More
The sweetest time of year is upon us in BruceGreySimcoe. Take a look at the handy list below and click through to the festival of your choice for all the sweet details. Read More
March Break is fast-approaching and we know you’ll be looking for things to do with the family during this one week reprieve from school. We’ve put together a handy list of hotspots for... Read More
The Bruce Peninsula is already known as an epic summer destination, but now the folks at the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association are offering a safe and exciting way to tour the area with knowled... Read More
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together a handy list of experiences from across BruceGreySimcoe. If you’re tired of fighting the crowds at the mall or not sure if you&... Read More
This holiday season, our local beer, cider and spirits producers are taking their show on the road—to The Distillery District in downtown Toronto Read More
Escape the crowds on an authentic Bruce Peninsula experience So, you’re planning to visit the Bruce Peninsula! Amazing! You’ve seen the epic photos of the towering Niagara Escarpment a... Read More
The Greenock Swamp is Southern Ontario's single largest forested wetland. Not only an amazing environmental attraction, the swamp is full of legends, lore and local stories. Shannon Wood and th... Read More
From family fun to creepy craziness, choose your own adventure at this fall festival.   Read More
Our family had a chance to spend two nights and three days at Fern this July. For three blissful days, we just stopped. We stopped touching our phones, we didn’t even turn on the TV, we didn&... Read More
Want to experience the Bruce Peninsula in a whole new way? Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Assocation offers eco-adventures, in winter and summer, that will give you a whole new insight into the land, th... Read More
Surrounded by multiple lakes and seasonal fishing locations Ontario’s Lake Country is a wonderful place to discovery a four season playground.  As the cold weather blows o... Read More
What if your escape was closer than you thought? What if the getaway you’re craving looked vastly different this year? What if this winter you chose to embrace your inner Canadian? To take a... Read More
What if instead of picking up another pair of socks this holiday, you gave the gift of experience?  If you’re still looking for the perfect gift this season, we’ve put together a l... Read More
Oh, November—yes, autumn’s awkward cousin is in the house. The dreaded shoulder season has truly arrived but we've got some tips on surviving til winter. Read More
I love playing golf in the fall. The temperatures are typically a little cooler, it’s not as crowded on the course and the fall colours amp up the scenic values. Read More
From the judges in their flat-brimmed straw hats to women in fascinators and Kentucky Derby-worthy ensembles, the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance has a certain je ne sais quois about it. Read More
If you’re heading to the Bruce Peninsula and you want to experience an off-the-beaten path adventure, start it at The Fitz. Read More
Golfboards - one of the latest innovations to hit the golf world - appeal to a lot of young golfers. While I don’t necessarily fit into the category, I’ll admit that I couldn’t st... Read More
With a click, the door locks behind you. You and your closest friends are left alone, in a strange room. You’ll have to work together, using your brains, your intuition and your team spirit t... Read More
What if you could pair evenings of mind-blowing live music with days packed with epic adventures? Just a few hours from the GTA there’s a live music scene exploding alongside the sparkling wa... Read More
The best summer ever. That’s what you’re after. We’ve got everything you need for a summer packed with envy-inspiring, shareworthy outdoor adventures. Read More
Canadian winters can be brutally cold with lots of blowing snow and frigid wind chill. While many head for warmer climates, I much prefer to stay close to home and enjoy the fluffy white stuff... Read More
Tantalize your taste buds and quench your thirst for excitement with this Cedars of Lake Eugenia winter package! Read More
Emily Batty had an incredible year on her mountain bike; she won the Canadian Championships and got third in the World Championships. And though her performance at the 2016 Olympics in Br... Read More
Are you ready for the first open North American Sled Dog Dryland Derby and education forum in BruceGreySimcoe? Read More
Your new favourite fall sport, Cyclocross, is coming to BruceGreySimcoe.  Sure, maybe you haven’t heard of it yet, but you are going to love it!  Blog post & photos submitted by... Read More
11 Local Food Experiences in Bruce County from farmers' markets to cheese shops to a winery & more! Read More
Golf season is up and running in BruceGreySimcoe and you’re invited to enjoy one of our many great courses!  Steve Harron of Grey-Bruce Golf shares some cool trivia about golf in the reg... Read More
The historic site of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is the ideal place to celebrate National Aboriginal Day! If you haven’t yet visited Sainte-Marie, this event is a wonderful introduction to ... Read More
Welcome to the new season of “winfall”, a combination of winter and fall!  The unseasonal milder temps make it easy to escape the city and take in all we have to offer… Read More
Although my husband and I didn’t get a chance to swab the deck of the two replica tall ships or explore the officers’ quarters on our recent visit to Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishen... Read More
It’s market time in BruceGreySimcoe! Community farmers’ markets are one of the best and most fun ways to stock up on fresh produce, baked goodies, local fish, meat and poultry.  Read More
Here in BruceGreySimcoe the tradition continues of generations of skiers and snowboarders taking their first runs and family ski getaways on our snow-covered hills.  Our family-friendly ski re... Read More
Always beautiful, waterfalls are icily gorgeous in winter.  And Grey County's Winter Waterfalls Snowshoe Tour makes it easy to see these natural attractions in all their frothy glory. ... Read More
Tempted to huddle indoors when the cold weather hits? Spend some time playing outdoors in Bruce County and fall in love with winter again.  Side effects include being fit and happy! Read More
A traditional "downtown experience" awaits you in BruceGreySimcoe.   Our downtown cores hearken back to simpler times when the main street was the social and business hub of the co... Read More
Once upon a time, the words "winter camping" conjured up images of sleeping in a frigid, snow-laden tent while shivering in an inadequate sleeping bag.  Not any more… Read More
It’s easy to enjoy that warm, cozy stay-at-home feeling this winter at one of our inns and resorts here in BruceGreySimcoe. Read More