Know Before You Go: South Georgian Bay

2021 Four Season Guide

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Common Questions

Is Scandinave Spa open?

Effective from Jan 5th to at least Jan 26th, 2022, the province of Ontario has implemented the following restrictions:

– In accordance with the Ministry of Health and Grey Bruce Public Health, guests are required to show their vaccination QR Code and photo ID upon arrival
– Spa Operations at 50% of overall capacity.
– Guests must have an appointment/reservation.
– Scandinavian Baths are open, except Saunas & Steam Room.
– Baths Guests will receive a $10 refund at check-in if they paid $85 for their reservation.
– Massage Guests will receive a $10 refund at check-in to offset Saunas & Steam Room closure.
– Active health screening / contact tracing.
– Registered Massage Guests are required to wear a mask during their treatment.
– Guests are required to wear a mask at all times indoors.
– Food & drink from the Spa Bistro are take-out only. Lounge area is closed.
– Guests are encouraged to maintain 2 metres distancing at all times from others not in their household.

To learn more and book a reservation, visit https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/covid/

What is operating at Scenic Caves?

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.

Last Park Admission Sold 2 hours prior to closing.

Note: Running/hiking shoes are required for admission.

What to expect at Blue Mountain Resort?

Ontario has reinstated a modified step 2 to reopening effective January 5, 2022. Blue Mountain Resort remains OPEN with some modified operations in place. Avoid the disappointment by planning ahead. Purchase your tickets online in advance of your arrival to secure your access.

- Face masks / coverings are recommended at all times and required in lift lines and on the chairlift
- 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 5x7®) 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 at https://www.bluemountain.ca/discover-blue/discover-the-resort/winter-experience#tab=on-the-slopes

Are Tourism Centres Open?

Currently Georgian Bay Hotel (10 Vacation Inn Dr, Collingwood, ON L9Y 5G4) 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.

How can I get a Four Season Guide?

The 2021 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 OR visit the Collingwood Museum while you are in town.

What are the current Covid-19 Restrictions in Ontario

The province returned to the modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022), subject to trends in public health and health system indicators. To see specific restrictions, please visit https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001394/ontario-temporarily-moving-to-modified-step-two-of-the-roadmap-to-reopen

Safety Precautions: Know Before You Go

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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.



More Information:

Please note that the links below are to that attraction’s latest updates page for Covid-19. Many of these businesses are in the process of re-opening according to the province’s Roadmap to Reopen three-step plan. Please check with individual businesses – know how they are operating before you go. 

The Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Village

Clearview Township



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 

Resident parking permit application 


Town of The Blue Mountains

Visitor and Resident Parking


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 




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