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2022 Four Season Guide

Common Questions

Last updated July 11th, 2022

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They offer a relaxing, outdoor experience all year. Reserve your visit in advance. Guaranteed Baths Access & Registered
Massage appointments sell out quickly, especially for weekend & holiday visits. 

How to secure a reservation? Book online as soon as your preferred date opens. Scandinave Spa offers a flexible cancellation policy if your plans change.

Scenic caves is open and welcoming guests for hiking trails, access to the caves, the suspension bridge, and the children’s adventure playground.

General admission tickets are available on a first come first serve basis and can only be purchased on site at Scenic Caves. We suggest arriving as early as possible in the morning to not be disappointed, or understand that you may need to return later in the day. The gates open at 9am.

Please note that once capacity is reached we close the gates. The timing of this varies every day, and the gates will be closed and reopened several times throughout the day every time enough cars exit.

Note: Last Park Admission Sold 2 hours prior to closing. Proper footwear is required for admission.

Visit Scenic Caves’ website for up to date offerings & weather permitting updates.

Be safe. Be kind. Have fun.

Effective March 21, 2022, masks are not required at Blue Mountain Resort. Though masks will not be mandatory as of this date, they will still be encouraged for both guests and employees and highly recommended for those who are immunocompromised, at high risk, or who choose to still use them. Proof of vaccination is no longer required at Blue Mountain Resort.

– Physical distancing of 2m (6ft) is required in all lift lines
– Proof of vaccination is not required to ski or snowboard
– Access to the slopes can be obtained with a Season Pass (Ikon, Ikon Base or 5×7®) and with a valid lift ticket
– Some walk-up tickets will be available but the best way to secure hill access is to pre-purchase online in advance

Hike N’Tube, Woodview Mountaintop Skating, Ridge Runner Coaster, and Plunge Aquatic Centre are also open with restrictions.

More information on what to expect for shopping, lodging, dining, rentals, and summer activities can be found here.

You can contact us at info@southgeorgianbay.ca or 705-445-7722 to speak with one of our team members.

If you have anymore questions while you are in the area Georgian Bay Hotel (10 Vacation Inn Dr, Collingwood, ON L9Y 5G4) and their staff are happy to answer any of your questions!

We also offer a Four Seasons Digital Guide for recommendations in the South Georgian Bay area. 

The 2022 Four Season Guide is available online at https://visitorguide.southgeorgianbay.ca/

For those looking to receive printed copies, the 2020 physical guide is available. Please email us your mailing address at info@southgeorgianbay.ca

There is no direct route, however you can still visit us by bus from Toronto. First take the GO bus or train from Toronto to Barrie. Click here for the GO schedule. Next, you can take the Simcoe Transit from Barrie to Wasaga Beach. From Wasaga Beach, you can take the bus to Collingwood. Click here for the Simcoe Transit routes. 

Wasaga Beach: Yes, you can bring it. These stoves are not permitted on the sandy beach, however they are allowed at the back on the picnic table/grass areas. Stoves must be elevated off the ground.

Collingwood: Bringing your own stove is not permitted, however some parks have designated BBQ areas with small BBQs there. These are first come first serve and you must bring your own coal. 

The Blue Mountains: There are no BBQs or open flames permitted in this area. 

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

The temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022 aims to encourage Ontario families to explore the province, while helping the tourism and hospitality sectors recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible 2022 accommodation expenses, for example, for a stay at a hotel, cottage or campground, when filing their personal Income Tax and Benefit Return for 2022. You can claim eligible expenses of up to $1,000 as an individual or $2,000 if you have a spouse, common-law partner or eligible children, to get back up to $200 as an individual or $400 as a family.

See the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit webpage for more information and to confirm eligibility.

More Information:

The Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Village

Clearview Township

Collingwood

Meaford

Wasaga Beach

South Georgian Bay – General

Planning a future trip to South Georgian Bay for when travel is encouraged again? E-mail us with your questions at info@southgeorgianbay.ca

Parking in SGB

It is strongly encouraged for visitors and residents to know where and when you can park in SGB to ensure public safety, traffic flow, and to avoid parking tickets. Each municipality has different by-laws and regulations regarding parking, with new parking rates coming into effect for summer 2021.

Town of Collingwood

Parking in Collingwood 

Collingwood Interactive Parking Map

Resident parking permit application 

Town of The Blue Mountains

Parking & Public Transit

Blue Mountains Interactive Parking Map

Municipality of Meaford

Visitor and Resident Parking

The Town of Wasaga Beach

Residential Parking Permits 

Map of Municipal Parking Lots 

Parking Webpage 

Clearview Township

Shopping Districts 

Parks

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