The Blue Mountains / Collingwood

Definitely a hub of winter activities, The Blue Mountains and Collingwood have you covered no matter what your favourite winter activity is!  Love to shop? Check.  Escape to the spa?  Check. Play outside? Triple check.  The checklist goes on and on - you’ll want to visit and discover for yourself all there is to see and do here.
These communities are a hub for live entertainment, too.  Check out the talent at Crow Bar and Variety, the Bruce Wine Bar, the Huron Club, various venues in Blue Mountain Village and at nearby Meaford Hall.  Several of these venues are restaurants, too, so enjoy a meal before showtime.  Food is a biggie here, with local-sourced meats, veggies and fruits making their way onto your plate in tasty culinary creations.  Apples are available year-round at local specialty stores – unique to this area, the Red Prince apple is cellared after harvesting in the fall and is sold starting in January.  Be sure to pick up some fresh goodness to take home and savour, or look for them in your local grocery store at home.
If you haven’t yet been to Blue Mountain Village, now’s the time! There is truly something for all ages and the whole family – scoot down the mountain in the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, swim outside and in at the Plunge! Aquatic Centre, shop, shop and shop some more, then take a much-needed sustenance break at one of the village’s many restaurants.  In its second year, the awared-winning Blumination Dream Trail lights up the village from November 30 to March 28.  Need to unwind and relax?  Try a yoga class (or just rest on) the heated river rock floor at iwa Spa, which also offers a full range of spa services, or head off-site to Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain for a quiet retreat surrounded by nature (no wifi here!). 
Downtown Collingwood has a wonderful and eclectic selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.  In late December, the downtown core is home to the annual Frozen in Time Ice Sculpture Festival with sparkling works of art, lit up after dark, lining the street.  Several breweries make their home here – tour them all by booking a tour with a local operator (links below).  Some tours include visits to local wineries and cideries, as well.

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