Explore Collingwood like a Local

Does all this staying at home have you dreaming of adventure? Plan your next escape to Collingwood. Situated on the southern part of the vast Georgian Bay, Collingwood is a town of curiosities waiting to be discovered. Here are a few reasons why we think you should consider Collingwood for your next post-pandemic outing:

A Town with a Tale

Collingwood is storied with a history of shipbuilding, which is well documented in its museums. Fall for the nautical charm of the town’s beachy trails, rustic piers, and expansive sunsets. In more recent years, Collingwood has come to be known for its proximity to popular destinations like Wasaga Beach and Blue Mountain Ski resort. But instead of just passing through, why not stay a while?

Eat Like a Local 

While in town, feast at local favourites like Bent Taco, The Tremont Cafe, or The Smoke (just to name a few). Whether you’re looking for Michelin Star-quality cuisine or just a quick bite, there’s no shortage of tantalizing options in town. Want to make a day of it? Let your taste buds lead and explore Georgian Hills Vineyards or book a tasting tour at The Roost Winery.

Get Outside

Although the Blue Mountain area has long been known for its ski hills, there are plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors all year round, whether you’re dreaming of skiing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking or even exploring scenic caves.

Arts

If it’s culture you’re craving, then a tour through Tremont Studios will do the trick. The gallery displays works from ten local artists, with new shows every second month. Or grab tickets to a production at the Historic Gayety Theatre, a 300-seat Victorian theatre in the heart of the Heritage District. Kepp the Collingwood Art Crawl in mind for late summer fun.

Shopping

Downtown Collingwood—which runs along First Avenue and intersects with Hurontario Street— is populated with a number of shops to discover. In addition to well-known staples like Shoppers Drug Mart and The North Face, you’ll also discover independent gems, from eco boutiques to speciality tea shops.

For the Kids

If all that running around isn’t enough to tucker out your little people, consider booking an experience just for kids. Make new four-legged friends at Lucy’s Farm Zoo, a certified animal therapy centre. There’s also rock climbing, art programs, aquatic centres, and more!