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Ontario Reading Week Itinerary

We’re a month into University/College and all anybody can think about already is some time off! Lucky for our students, reading week is approaching fast! Take advantage of our Ontario Reading Week Itinerary to plan an exciting getaway. Whether you’re looking for small day trips, a weekend getaway or a week long vacation, we have all your options!


Penny’s Motel

Play, eat and celebrate. Your hub for the ultimate Georgian Bay experience. Steps from beaches, mountains, shops and restaurants.

Board the Boat B&B

Choose from three luxury studios – all with top amenities, kitchens, high-speed Internet, Smart TVs, great outdoor spaces including gardens, fire pit, bbq, and outdoor covered dining area. Seconds to the beach and minutes to Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Creemore and Wasaga.


Meaford’s historic Hill’s Dairy has been completely transformed into four boutique, short-term accommodation suites which are conveniently attached to our friendly bike repair/rental shop on the ground floor.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express & Suites located in Collingwood is close to many attractions in the area. It’s close to both the beach and downtown Collingwood. This comfortable inn features an indoor pool, fitness centre and 24 hour front desk.


Winifred’s English Pub

Winifred’s is a casually refined English Pub nestled on a beautiful estate property on the Mill Pond and Beaver River in Thornbury. We’re a gathering spot for all ages, family/community events, and with the largest patio in the Blue Mountain area!

Creemore Pizza Co.

Clearview’s best thin-crust pizzeria! Proud to offer in-house made dough daily. Delicious pizza topped with loads of fresh ingredients made to order your way! It’s always recommended to preorder to guarantee your pies are ready to pick up!

Bank Cafe

Located in an 120 year old historical bank building, Bank Café offers breakfast and lunch take out, delicious assortments of baked goods, specialty coffees & cold drinks, and a selection of frozen gourmet meals.

YF Patissier Chocolatier

At YF Patissier Chocolatier, we bring a blend of classic French baking perfection infused with unique methods to our store located in Creemore, Ontario. All cakes, breads, pastries, savouries, chocolates, confectionery, and biscuits are made on-site by Yoonhee X Francois.

Honey Monster Fried Chicken & Ramen

Did someone ask for fried chicken & ramen? Honey Monster is the perfect place for you! Located in Stayner, Honey Monster offers a selection of different ramen and the best fried chicken on the block.


Blue Mountain Resort

Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. It boasts 43 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Additional activities round out the winter experience including Woodview Mountaintop Skating, Hike N’ Tube and the surrounding pedestrian Village.

Highlands Nordic

It hosts amazing views of Georgian Bay and bountiful nature. Enjoy 30km of ski trails (for both classic and skate), 8km of snowshoe trails, and 8km of single track, groomed fat biking! Highlands Nordic offer night skiing on select evenings and a 3km dog friendly ski trail.

Wasaga Nordic Centre

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park offers some of the most exciting Nordic ski terrains in Central Ontario with over 30 kilometres of groomed trails.  Expert skiers can challenge themselves on the High Dunes Trail while beginner skiers can choose the more leisurely Blueberry Trail.  In addition to Nordic skiing, snowshoeing is also available with a 10km trail system.  The Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre offers modern equipment rentals.  Quiet skiers and snowshoers will be rewarded with wildlife viewing as white-tailed deer and winter birds are abundant.

Side Launch Brewing Company

Their taproom is a fun, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, where you will often find bachelor parties playing corn hole, friends playing cards, dogs lapping up spilled beer, and joyful conversations by all.

Duntroon Cyder House

At Duntroon Cyder House they produce classic English style amber coloured, crisp, off-dry, ciders. Their ciders are easy to drink and are styled as session ciders for sharing and enjoying with friends at home, the cottage or pubs. In the winter, enjoy snowshoeing and warming up by the fire or in one of their heated domes.

Scandinave Spa

Offers Massage treatments and the outdoor Scandinavian Baths Thermal Spa experience, including Saunas, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges, Waterfalls, a Eucalyptus Steam Room, Outdoor Fireplaces, and Solaria situated in a natural forest setting, minutes from downtown Collingwood & Blue Mountain Resort.

Explore our Downtowns:

The Blue Mountains
Wasaga Beach

We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring Collingwood with this itinerary! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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