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Indoor Activities to Stay Warm this Winter

We all know how cold Canadian winters can be! Although we love all things skiing, snowshoeing, and skating, sometimes we prefer to hibernate indoors and avoid the frigid, blustery weather. For that reason, we’ve put together a list of the top 15 indoor activities to stay warm this winter in South Georgian Bay. Whether you’re a foodie, a sports fanatic, an arts and culture enthusiast, or a craft beer expert, there’s sure to be something for everyone on this list.

1. The Paint Bar

Put on your creativity cap and visit The Paint Bar Collingwood or Wasaga Beach. Paint a piece of pottery or a canvas, and even learn how to do glass fusion. Be sure to call the studio ahead if you’re looking to do canvas painting or glass fusion. Note that pottery takes 3-5 days to be glazed and fired but can be shipped afterwards if needed.

 

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2. Tour & Tasting at Creemore Springs Brewery

Visit the iconic Creemore Springs Brewery, located in the heart of the small town. Learn about the history of the brewery and how it put Creemore’s name on the map during a tour of the facilities. You can’t visit without tasting some of their delicious brews, so take a seat at the tasting bar. To book a brewery tour, email thefolks@creemoresprings.com.

3. Mad Dogs Vinyl Café

Step inside the world of pop culture at this truly unique café, located in Collingwood’s downtown. Stop by Mad Dog’s to enjoy a cup of coffee, browse through vinyls, and revel in the spunky atmosphere of this hidden gem.

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4. AXED Blue Mountain

Visit AXED in the Blue Mountain Village for some competitive family fun. Begin the experience by learning how to axe throw, guided by your own personal AXED coach. Then, really amp up the competition with interactive games like tic-tac toe and connect four. Click here to book your experience online.

5. Catch a Show at Meaford Hall

Visit one of Meaford’s most prominent landmarks that has been serving locals and visitors since 1909. Located in the downtown core, just steps from the Harbour, Meaford Hall is a community hub where people come together to connect and bond over their mutual love of theatre, music, the arts, and of course, the small town of Meaford. To check out upcoming concerts and performances, and to buy tickets, click here.

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6. Indoor Golf at The Golf Club Collingwood

Are you an avid golf enthusiast but you live in Canada? Well don’t worry because the snow can’t stop you at The Golf Club. Visit this premier indoor golf facility in Collingwood to play legendary courses from around the world, and practice your swing at the virtual driving range. To book a tee time, click here.

7. Tasting at Collingwood Olive Oil Co.

Visit the tasting bar at Collingwood Olive Oil Co. to sample the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamics from all over the globe. With over 60 different flavour options, allow experts to guide you through plenty of recommended pairings. Be sure to shop your favourites in the store after your tasting.

 

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8. Georgian Bowl

Lace up your shoes and enjoy this classic indoor activity – the bowling alley. Head over to Georgian Bowl where they offer 12 lanes of 5-pin bowling, a super fun arcade, and a fully loaded food and drink menu. Click here to reserve your lane online.

9. Visit the Collingwood Museum

Make a visit to the Collingwood Museum to learn more about how the transportation and shipbuilding industries put this small town on the map. Explore archives, exhibits, artifiacts, and more as you step inside a time machine. Admission to the museum is by donation.

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10. Relax at the Aquapath at Living Shore Spa

Treat yourself to a day of pampering at the Living Shore Spa by Living Water Resorts. Relax with a massage, mani/pedi, and a facial for the ultimate self-care day. Be sure to spend time indulging in hydrotherapy with the Aquapath, which includes a variety of rivers, baths, showers, waterfalls, and saunas. Call 705-446-3262 to make your reservation.

11. Kidding Around Playground & Parties

Bring the kids to Kidding Around Playground & Parties in Collingwood to let them burn off some energy! Although this 5000 square foot indoor play centre is designed for children ages 10 and under, everyone is welcome to enjoy. Crawl, climb, slide, hang, and jump for the ultimate fun experience. 

 

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12. Whiskey Tasting at The Dam Pub

Enjoy the ambience of this cozy Gastropub and Whiskey Pub, located in the heart of Meaford. Visit The Dam Pub for a whiskey tasting, with over 1000 options available to choose from. Reservations can be made by calling 226-662-2110.

13. Rock Climbing at Climber’s Corner

Climb to new heights at the Climber’s Corner in Collingwood. “Rent a belayer” to freely climb while an instructor takes care of the belaying. Have previous climbing experience? Buy a day pass to do your own thing, or try out bouldering for a solo-experience with no ropes. Check out the youth programs where kids will be taught the basics of rock climbing. Contact climberscorner1@gmail.com to book your experience.

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14. Explore Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts

Take an arts walk through Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts and admire the talent of local artists. Located in Collingwood’s Creative District, BMFA is the perfect destination to explore, admire, and shop for local pieces. Check out exciting events happening here.

15. Book a South Georgian Bay Food Tour

Calling all foodies! Indulge in South Georgian Bay cuisine on a food tour of Collingwood, Creemore, or Thornbury with Collingwood Food Tours. Each tour includes 5-6 must-visit eateries and shops in South Georgian Bay. Book your tour here or contact collingwoodfoodtours@gmail.com to arrange for a private tour.

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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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