With a picturesque harbor in Nottawasaga Bay, Collingwood is a gateway to the Blue Mountain ski resort and its cross-country trails. While its natural splendors lure in outdoor enthusiasts, Collingwood also boasts art studios, museums and brewing companies.
Things to do in Collingwood
Visit Collingwood Museum, which showcases historical artifacts and handicrafts made by local people and highlights the city’s history, including its connection to the art of shipbuilding. Art enthusiasts can visit Tremont Studios to browse beautiful paintings, before dining on Sunday brunch at an on-site restaurant with an outdoor terrace.
Explore the Blue Mountains, where a quaint village ambiance complements skiing, snowboarding and biking. You’ll find outdoor adventures catering to all skill levels, from the downhill descents at Blue Mountain Bike Park to the beginner slopes and steep racing pitches.
Looking for a family-friendly adventure? Cycle the Georgian Bay along the scenic Georgian Trail. The entire family can ride its wide paths and soak up the seasonal forest foliage and wildlife, such as chipmunks and rabbits. Swim at Sunset Point Park, where you can also pack a picnic or indulge in a sweet treat from one of the ice-cream parlors.
If you’re looking for evening entertainment, snag tickets to a live drama performance by local artists at Theatre Collingwood. Sample German-style and seasonal beer at Side Launch Brewing Company or dine on American cuisine paired with craft beers at Northwinds Brewery.
Getting around Collingwood
Toronto Pearson International Airport is a two-hour drive from Collingwood, while bus services also connect to Toronto. Buses traverse Collingwood, but the easiest way to explore the nearby natural attractions is by car.