Know Before You Go: South Georgian Bay

As businesses begin to re-open, we have put together a reference guide of things to know before you go:

Reference Guide: Open vs Closed

* For any businesses or activities that are listed below, please read as: some are open. While these businesses and spaces are now legally allowed to be open, not all of them will be. Many businesses are working hard to adopt the proper safety procedures to open safely.

As of June 12 : Open for Business

  • Restaurant + Bar Patios*
  • Tourism Operators*
  • Beaches + Parks*
  • Wasaga Beach + SOME washrooms
  • Accommodations*
  • Retail Shops*
  • Hiking Trails*
  • Golf Courses
  • Ontario Parks*
  • Campgrounds*
  • Some Day Camps*
  • Water Recreation Facilities*
  • Information Tourism Centre: Georgian Bay Hotel only

Currently Closed to Public

  • Most Public Washrooms + Changerooms

Experience Base Operators That Are Open

  • Collingwood Adventure Voyages
  • Scenic Caves
  • Free Spirit Tours

Safety Precautions: Know Before You Go

Before heading out, please confirm with each business:

  • Their current hours of operation
  • Make a reservation
  • Current services and any relevant changes to their services, including specific safety requirements and how to make reservations in advance

Please reference this guide (to the left) and make sure you are following all safety precautions when out in public.

Thank you so much for your patience during this time and helping keep our communities safe by following the health recommendations made by health authorities and the Government of Ontario.

For more information on the specifics of Phase 2, please click here.

FAQ

Is Blue Mountain Resort open?

Blue Mountain Resort & Village are in the process of their phased reopening and are taking the appropriate safety measures to keep staff and visitors safe. Please check out the "More Information" links below to read their official updates.

Are the bathrooms open at Sunset Point?

Yes, the public bathrooms are now open at Sunset Point.

Is Wasaga Beach open?

Beach Areas 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, New Wasaga, and Allenwood are open with washrooms available at these specific locations. Beach Drive has been closed, but storefronts are still accessible. Please respect all signage and blocked-off areas.

Please note that parking capacity has been reduced. Buy a parking pass for the day (8 am-10 pm) at the beach entrance. Weekday passes are $18 and weekend passes are $21. A seasonal summer pass is $125 and is valid until Thanksgiving. You can buy this pass at the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park main office. Currently, passes cannot be purchased online. When parking at any of the waterfront municipal lots, users must either have a resident parking pass or pay the posted rate. Resident passes are available for purchase at the town hall for $28.25. Please refer to "More Information" for the most up-to-date information from Ontario Parks.

Is camping available?

Ontario Parks + Parks Canada are in the process of their phased re-opening. For specific parks and the most up-to-date information, please visit the "General" links category below.

Are public washrooms open?

A majority of public and municipal bathrooms are currently closed.

Are your Tourism Information Centres open?

Currently Georgian Bay Hotel (10 Vacation Inn Dr, Collingwood, ON L9Y 5G4) and the Big Red Apple in Meaford (located beside Meaford Hall) are the only Tourism Information Centres that are operating as an Information Centre during this time. Their staff are happy to answer any of your questions!

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

Where can I pick up a copy of the 4 Season Map + Guide?

You can pick up a copy of our 4 Season Map + Guide at the following locations:
- Metro Collingwood
- Thornbury Foodland
- Living Water Resort
- Collingwood Olive Oil (by entrance, not in the shop)

More Information:

Please note that the links below are to that attraction’s latest updates page for Covid-19. Many of these businesses are still preparing to re-open. Please check with individual businesses – know before you go if they are currently open.

The Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Village

Clearview Township

Collingwood

Meaford

Wasaga Beach

South Georgian Bay – General

 

Planning a future trip to South Georgian Bay? E-mail us at info@southgeorgianbay.ca with your mailing address to receive a free copy of our Four Season Guide & Map directly to your home.

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