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Winter Activities & Events in Collingwood & The Blue Mountains

Posted by kelly-r on February 17, 2020

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains are packed full of opportunities for events and activities catered to every age group. Whether you’re spending an afternoon with your family, loved ones, or your group of friends, Southern Georgian is the place to spend your time this winter and March break.

Blumination at Blue Mountain Village

Blue Mountain is illuminated this winter from top to bottom, every night until February 28th! Watch as skiers glide down an illuminated mountain, take a snow tube and traverse down the hill at Hike N’Tube, or glide along the skating trail located at the top of the mountain and skate through glowing light installations. Lastly, grab a warm beverage and stroll through the many interesting light displays throughout on the Blumination Dream Trail.

Start your journey at the Visitor’s Information Centre where you can pick up a map that will guide you around the Village to each lighting exhibit! There are unique installations all throughout the Village.

Between dusk and 10pm, watch the trail come alive with over a million glowing lights. A perfect experience for families, couples, and friends. Dogs are welcome too!

For more information, visit Blue Mountain’s website.

Snowshoe Local Trails

Snowshoeing has been gaining in popularity in Ontario and South Georgian Bay offers a variety of unique scenic trails. Snowshoeing takes minimal equipment, it’s easy to learn for the whole family and it delivers an incredible physical workout.

Check out our blog post for a full list of snowshoeing trails around Southern Georgian Bay! 

Woodview Mountaintop Skating

Sharpen your skates and cruise on Blue Mountain’s 1.1km ice skating loop while enjoying extraordinary views along the Niagara Escarpment. Ice skate rentals are available and all skill levels are welcome.

Woodview is located at the top of Blue Mountain and can be accessed via Scenic Caves Road. Winter tires are recommended.

Skating is open daily from 12-8pm. Tickets are limited, walk-up tickets only.

For more information, visit the Blue Mountain website.

Georgian Hills Vineyards
Self-Guided Snowshoe Tours in the Vineyard

Snowshoe around the Georgian Hills vineyards and enjoy the beauty in the winter! Learn about cool climate viticulture and wine making while you taste 5 of our favourite wines.

This experience includes:

0.5km, 1km and 2km trails are ready for you to enjoy!

Snowshoe rental of $10/person and a tasting of our wines or ciders at the Tasting Bar. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes, and enjoy the trails at no charge.

Then cozy up to the Tasting Bar and enjoy a tasting any one of our five wines or ciders for a quintessential Canadian Vineyard experience!

Snowshoeing is available during winery hours. Last admission to the trails is 4pm.

Make sure to check in with us at the winery to receive a trail map!


Availability: Every day, from 11:00am – 5:00pm (last admission to trail is at 4:00pm)
Location: Georgian Hills Vineyards
Cost: $16 includes snowshoes or $6.00 Bring Your Own Snowshoes. Not to be combined with any other offers. (Wine and cider or charcuterie plates may be ordered extra a la carte.)

Flat snow boots, ski jacket, hat, gloves and perhaps a scarf are recommended.

For more information and online booking visit the Georgian Hills Winery website

Highlands Nordic Centre – Cross Country Ski Centre

Looking for a day out with family or friends? Highland’s Nordic Centre has many activities to offer such as cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, tobogganing, and dog friendly ski hills.

For more information, visit the Highlands Nordic Centre website

1182 Nottawasaga Concession 10 S
Duntroon, ON

Collingwood Outdoor Skating Rink

The outdoor skating rink in Collingwood is the perfect activity for the family! During this time, the rink is open to public skating only. Due to COVID, hockey, shinny and game play is not operating.

The rink is open Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Time slots are 50 minutes in length with a maximum of 40 patrons at a time.  All skaters must pre-register before arriving at the Outdoor Rink.

To register, please visit the registration page.

200 Hume Street
Collingwood, ON

Scenic Caves

Scenic Caves is full of fun and adventure during the winter months, perfect for a day with family or friends. Experience nature through unique adventures while cross country skiing, snow shoeing, walking the suspension bridge, or having fun at the children’s playground. Enjoy winter at Scenic caves with a day or season pass.

260 Scenic Caves Road
The Blue Mountains

Wasaga Beach Nordic Ski & Trail Centre

Wasaga Beach offers some of the most exciting nordic ski terrain 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. The Wasaga Trail Centre offers equipment rentals. Quiet skiers will be rewarded with wildlife viewing such as White-tailed Deer.  Check the Ontario Parks Ski Report or call the Wasaga Trail Centre at (705)429-0943 for trail conditions, rental and ski rates and general winter program information.
Snowshoe rentals and a 10 kilometre snowshoe trail are also available.

101 Blueberry Trail
Wasaga Beach

Guided Ice Fishing Adventure

Try something new by enjoying an afternoon of ice fishing as you set up shelters, auger holes and set lines, all guided by OSM Adventure Travel’s pro staff.


Break out of the traditional Ice Hut Rental mould and try something new by getting involved with your experience. Learn how ice fishing works from start to finish including setting up ice hut shelters and augering holes. It’s a rewarding experience that you will be talking about long after and will love to enjoy with friends

Ice Fishing Adventure includes,

•    Top of the line, heated ice fishing shelters and equipment

•    Stove for hot drinks

•    All fishing equipment is provided

Ice conditions will vary throughout the season and any tour can be cancelled at any time.

Locations in Collingwood vary depending on the season, visit OSM Adventure Travel’s website for more information on pricing, location, and registration. 

Activities at Blue Mountain

Hike N Tube

Snow tubing provides guests with a genuine downhill experience without the speed and equipment associated with skiing and snowboarding. Tubing offers old-fashioned winter fun for the entire family and gives all participants a gentle introduction to the Blue Mountain slopes. Join the thousands of other guests who have discovered the distinct joy of snow tubing in Ontario.

More information on tickets and pricing.

Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

Glide along 1 km of track and tour the terrain, or turn it into a thrill ride at speeds up to 42 km/h. Ridge Runner is a simple and equipment free favourite among all ages. They’ll keep you on track but as with most things at Blue Mountain, you are the driver.

More information on tickets and pricing.

Tobogganing in Southern Georgian Bay

Grab your toboggan and head to one of these hills in the area!

Wasaga Beach:

  • William Arnill Park — 92 Wasaga Sands Dr., Wasaga Beach. – A classic tobogganing hill with a gentle slope for children, and a more steep hill for speed.


  • J.J Cooper Park – 0C8, Chamberlain Crescent, Collingwood – A natural park and a gentle slope for children.


  • Highland’s Nordic – 1182 Nottawasaga Rd, Concession 10 N Nottawasaga Rd S, Duntroon – Some of the best tobogganing hills in the area! They have both large and small hills, perfect for the whole family.

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