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Winter in Collingwood & Blue Mountains

Collingwood & the Blue Mountains are top winter destinations with activities for everyone to enjoy. Here we’ve listed some of the top winter activities in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.  

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Snowshoe the Local Trails

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South Georgian Bay encompasses a vast system of wilderness trails, footpaths, and “rail to trails” that wind their way through diverse landscapes along the Niagara Escarpment, along Georgian Bay, through historic Collingwood and the beautiful Blue Mountains. See our snowshoe trails page to learn about all of the amazing trails! Bring your own snowshoes, go with a guided tour (Free Spirit Tour or OSM Adventure Travel) or rent from Little Ed’s.

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Winter Activities at Blue Mountain Resort

Established as a ski resort in 1941, Blue Mountain Resort’s primary offering is centered around alpine adventure. Their winter season boasts 43 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Additional activities round out the winter experience including Woodview Mountaintop Skating, Hike N’ Tube, the Ridge Runner Roller Coaster and the surrounding pedestrian Village. See their website to learn more about what’s operating now.

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Visit Historic Downtown

Collingwood’s historic Downtown Heritage Conservation District boasts an exciting array of boutique shops, services and restaurants. See Downtown Collingwood’s website for a complete store directory and browse the beautiful windows that line Hurontario St. Take a short walk down to Millennium Park and gave over Georgian Bay towards the Blue Mountains. A great sunset spot! 

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Collingwood Craft Beverage Tour

Collingwood is quickly becoming Ontario’s Craft Beverage Capital. Tour the 4 beer breweries, 3 distilleries and 1 kombucha brewer participating in this year’s inaugural Collingwood Craft Beverage Tour. Tap into the different virtual events, takeout & delivery options available in this historic, waterfront town.

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Cross-Country Skiing

From the Georgian Trail for beginners to the groomed trails of Highlands Nordic for the expert, South Georgian Bay has something for everyone. Check out some of the provincial parks for specific usage restrictions Loree Forest, Kolapore, Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, Blueberry Trail in Wasaga.

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Hike the Bruce Trail

Canada’s Oldest Marked Footpath! Running along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail spans more than 890 km, plus over 400 km of associated side trails. There are many main trail access points and side trails in South Georgian Bay, all featuring scenic spots for communing with nature.

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Take a Scenic Drive

Explore four scenic drives in South Georgian Bay. Checkout spectacular lookouts, country market’s, coffee shops and amazing waterfronts. Discover waterfalls and provincial parks, vineyards and nature adventures. There’s so much to do. Pick a scenic drive and go! See our Four Season Visitor Guide for mapped routes.

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We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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