Don't Let It Rain On Your Parade: Indoor Activities in South Georgian Bay

South Georgian Bay has its fair share of fun indoor activities to get you through those dark and gloomy days. We have poured over our South Georgian Bay 4-Season guide and have come up with a list that we hope will make a splash! Here are our top 10 picks for South Georgian Bay’s best rainy day activities.

 

The Loft Gallery
The Loft Gallery

The Loft Gallery

Thornbury’s lavish arts scene strikes again! The Loft Gallery is filled with jaw-droppingly beautiful artwork by artists across Ontario and Quebec, and even sells the work of Debra Lynn Carroll, Lorne McDermott and Janet Liesemer. Known for its large and exquisite landscape paintings, the Loft Gallery draws visitors from far and wide to meander through the many awe-inspiring paintings.

Local Museums

Learn about the local history at the Collingwood Museum, Craigleith Heritage Depot, Meaford Museum, Grey Roots Museum & Simcoe County Museum! All located in South Georgian Bay & most are just by donation. Be sure to double check the hours of operation prior to visiting. 

Harbour Mews Plaza
Harbour Mews Plaza

Harbour Mews Plaza

 You can experience some great memories at this plaza located in the heart of Downtown Thornbury! Do some axe throwing, take an art class with Kelly at Kelly Gale Creative and enjoy healthy and organic treats at Rocky Shores Health & Wellness. Given these options, you are guaranteed a fun, exciting & informative day! 

 

Crock a Doodle

You know what your cupboards are missing? Some hand-painted pottery of course! Choose from a vast assortment of blank, beautifully sculpted pottery and spend some time painting it yourself. This is a great activity for families, couples, friends and even for treating yourself to some much-needed me-time. If it’s raining today, go paint some clay!

 

Eugenia Falls Emporium
Eugenia Falls Emporium

Eugenia Falls Emporium

While hiking to the spectacular Eugenia waterfall may not be an option on a rainy day, the Eugenia Falls Emporium is a fantastic alternative. This fun and unique destination based out of a refurbished garage is a delightful cafe, ice cream parlour, candy shop and gourmet pickle factory. Dry off in this lovely emporium with a warm coffee, some soft-serve ice cream and maybe even a specialty pickle. This place is too great to pass up! (Open weekends June-October).

 

Collingwood Olive Oil

Picture this: It’s raining, you want to taste something delicious in the format of a wine-tasting, but you feel that it’s too early in the day to start drinking. We have the perfect solution: olive oil tasting at Collingwood Olive Oil company! Arrive with an empty stomach and be ready to dip bread into a variety of specialty oils. Olive the oil is made fresh with all natural ingredients. It’s a fun experience that will leave you feeling sp-oil-ed! 

 

Living Shore Spa

Living Shore Spa
Living Shore Spa

What could be more relaxing than enjoying a luxuriously rejuvenating spa treatment? Living Shore spa is the only spa in Ontario that offers hydrotherapy. This is a traditional rejuvenation method that uses water pressure and temperature to stimulate healing in the body. Enjoy services such as a swiss shower, detoxifying mineral bath, 4-stage waterfall benches, river walk, glacier shower, exfoliation tub and more. This blissful experience will leave your mind calm and your body replenished.

 

Mind’s Alive! Toys, Crafts & Books

Offering over 3000 square feet of crafts, games, puzzles, outdoor toys and books! This popular Downtown Collingwood store also offers the latest educational, fun and inspiring toys available for kids of all ages. It’s worth a stop with the kids on a chilly, rainy day when you want to escape the outdoors. 

 

Georgian Bowl
Georgian Bowl

Georgian Bowl

Take off your rain boots and strap on your bowling shoes because it’s time to go bowling! Georgian Bowl offers 12 lanes of 5 pin bowling, a fully licensed snack bar and delicious food to enjoy in between bowling games. Go from bowling to gaming as you hit the mini arcade following your bowl. Going to Georgian Bowl on a rainy day is a bowl-d move that you certainly will not regret!

 

Enjoy some live entertainment! 

After grabbing a bite at one of Collingwood’s downtown restaurants, enjoy a show or movie at the Historic Gayety Theatre. This elegant Victorian jewel has been entertaining patrons since 1911! After a day well spent in Meaford, finish the night with a memorable performance at Meaford Hall! Be sure to check out the events and ticket availability online ahead of time.

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