A town since 1858 and historically known for its contributions to the Canadian ship building industry, the Town of Collingwood is one stop you do not want to miss on your travels through South Georgian Bay. The downtown core has been designated an official heritage district and will not disappoint! Buildings rich in late 19th century history will have you in awe as you meander through a variety of local shops and restaurants the charming town has to offer. From a loose leaf tea emporium with organic herbals to a Candy Factory where you can watch the chocolatiers at work, Collingwood truly has it all.
If you’re looking to learn more about the history of the area, the Collingwood Station which houses the Collingwood Museum is the place to start. With plenty of information about Collingwood’s shipbuilding history, Petun First Nation’s culture and the area’s transportation heritage, you won’t be disappointed by what you discover.
The charming theatre, Theatre Collingwood company offer a variety of shows throughout the year, everything from comedies to musicals.
The art and music scene is something that truly helps define the Town of Collingwood. With plenty of talented local artists, as well as local live music events, you will never go without entertainment.
When you’re looking for a bite to eat, Collingwood sure delivers on that front. There is a wide variety of restaurants and cafes to match every palette, from award-winning BBQ at TheSmoke, to the best Greek dishes at Fig & Feta. Not to mention, every Saturday morning from May to Thanksgiving the downtown hosts a great outdoor farmer’s market with fresh local products.