Know Before You Go: South Georgian Bay

2021 Four Season Guide

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Common Questions

Is Scandinave Spa open?

As of June 11th, Registered Massage Therapy Services and the Scandinavian Baths experience are open. Indoor Relaxation areas, the Saunas & Steam Room are not permitted to open to guests in Step 1 of the provincial framework.

Other health & safety restrictions remain in place, including reduced capacity, physical distancing & a limit of 2 guests per group. Guests are required to wear a mask in all permitted indoor areas of the spa. The Bistro will be open with take-out only selections.

For more information and to book your timeslot, visit https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/

What is operating at Scenic Caves?

Scenic caves is open and welcoming guests for hiking trails, access to the caves, the suspension bridge, the trout pond, the children's adventure playground, mini golf, and gem stone mining.

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, and reopen once 15 cars have left the property. The timing of this varies every day, and the gates will be closed and reopened several times throughout the day every time 15 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?

Open attractions at Blue Mountain Resort include: Cascade Putting, the Mill Pond Activity Centre, The Rock Climbing Wall, Chutes and Lumber Ball Run, Open-Air Gondola, Woodlot Low Ropes, the Timber Challenge High Ropes course, the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Wind Rider Triple Zips, and Segways. With a Play All Day Pass, guests can ride, zip and putt in the Adventure Park all day long and can level up their play with an Add-On Adventure. Indoor retail, outdoor pools, and patios are also open in the Blue Mountain Village 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

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.

Is Wasaga Beach Open?

Yes, Wasaga Beach is open. The public is advised to please follow public health guidelines and maintain physical distancing when at the beach. Note: BBQ's are not available or permitted in the provincial park. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Are BBQs allowed?

Collingwood:
Currently barbeques are only permitted at Sunset Point in the designated areas using the Town provided charcoal barbeques. These are located in the east end of the park. Users must ensure any discarded embers are cold and disposed of in the designated containers.
The Town of the Blue Mountains:
Propane fueled, portable BBQs are not permitted in parks. Charcoal or briquettes are the only fuel sources allowed in BBQs provided by the town.
Wasaga Beach:
BBQs are not permitted in municipal parks and the municipal parts of the beach. The Ontario Parks portion of the beach does permit BBQ use. Ontario Parks encourages park visitors to be sure to dispose of all food and cooking waste properly and in provided receptacles, and follow all public health guidelines surrounding social distancing and group size. Communal BBQs are not provided at the provincial park.
Meaford: BBQs are not permitted in Meaford Parks.
Grey Sauble Conservation: BBQs are not permitted in Grey Sauble Conservation Areas (Pease Marsh Beach,

Do I have to pay for parking to go to the beach?

Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and Meaford have paid parking enforcement at some parks, beaches, and business areas. Further information can be found at the resources provided at the bottom of this webpage.

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

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 

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 

Parks

 

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