The Blue Mountains / Collingwood


A super popular winter destination, it’s recommended to plan ahead, book ahead way before venturing from home to avoid disappointment and to check availability and hours of operation ahead of time. 

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.  Food is a biggie here, with local-sourced meats, veggies and fruits making their way onto your plate in tasty culinary creations at local restaurants - take-out is a popular option at most eateries, too.  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 planning a visit to Blue Mountain Village this winter, it's recommended that you review the “Know Before You Go” page on their website.  There is truly something for all ages and the whole family – swim outside and in at the Plunge! Aquatic Centre, snowshoe, skate the trail at the top of the mountain, shop, shop and shop some more, then take a much-needed sustenance break at one of the village’s many restaurants. Holiday Magic at Blue adds sparkle to the Village and runs until January 2, 2022.

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 reserve a massage or baths check-in time at the nearby Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain for a quiet retreat surrounded by nature. 

Blue Mountain Resort offers a variety of fun outdoor adventures, most notably downhill skiing. For the 2021/22 season, season passes and lift tickets are required to be purchased in advance. Blue has put together a handy “What to Expect: Winter 21/22” guide for its guests.
 
Downtown Collingwood has a wonderful and eclectic selection of shops, restaurants and cafes. Several breweries make their home here – check ahead to book a tour with a local operator (links below) – you can also visit the South Georgian Bay Tourism website for brewery and much more visitor info.  Some tours include visits to local wineries and cideries, as well.
 
Current provincial COVID-19 protocols are in place where applicable across the region.

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