There’s no better way to really get a feel and sense of place for Collingwood than to walk your way in and around town.
There are wonderful self-guided discovery walks that have been mapped out to help guide your way through Collingwood’s artistic, historical, architectural, culinary and natural features.
The Port of Collingwood and the larger harbour area are full of activities, offering breathtaking views, romantic sunsets, countless places to explore, boat launch areas, charter tours, spectacular places to sail and windsurf, trails upon trails for hiking, remote fishing areas, exciting paddling adventures and much more! Click the link to view the map and download the brochure.
If history and architecture is your thing, The Look Up tour is perfect for you. Explore the features and forms that define the wide range of architectural styles of the buildings in historic downtown Collingwood. Until the start of the 20th century, the architecture of Ontario towns were influenced by styles developed largely in France, Britain and the United States. Few structures are pure examples of a particular style; rather, they are interpretations of those styles depending on local resources, materials and craftspeople. Often, clues to a particular style can be found by literally Looking Up. Rooflines, window styles, turrets and embellishments are often telling features of a particular style. This self-guided walking tour takes about one hour to complete. Click the link to view the map and download the brochure.
This handy brochure comes complete with an explanation of common architectural styles and a glossary of terms to help you.
Let your taste buds be your guide on the Good Food Stroll. Collingwood is home to an incredible array of culinary talent and offers a fantastic selection of unique restaurants, bars, craft breweries, coffee houses and specialty food shops that you just won’t find anywhere else. Collingwood is a culinary community that supports local farmers and regional fare and there is something for everyone including Non-GMO, organic, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan alternatives. One of the most popular things to do on a Saturday morning is to visit the Downtown Collingwood Farmers’ Market. It’s a great opportunity to get your shopping done, support local and mingle with a wide variety of producers who are passionate about what they grow, make or create. With a broad and diverse range of culinary experiences to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that satisfies your palate just a short walk or bike ride from the many trails that weave through town. Click the link to view the map and download the brochure.
With no shortage of creativity, Downtown Collingwood presents an outdoor gallery of hand painted chairs and murals created by artists of all ages and experience levels. This arts tour is a wonderful showcase of the creativity, talent and diversity that our community offers. The tour takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and runs from May to October. Feel free to sit down and relax in one of many chairs along the way. Click the link to view the map and download the brochure.