Discover one of Canada’s great natural wonders and then enjoy summer and winter sports at this family-friendly adventure center.
Experience nature, history and adventure amid the stunning setting of Collingwood Scenic Caves. Explore caves that are hundreds of millions of years old, cross one of Ontario’s longest footbridges, hike to magnificent viewpoints and ski along miles of trails.
Go on a self-guided tour of the ancient cave complex and rock formations that lie partly underground. Step into the ice cave, where temperatures are so low that it remains icy for much of the year, including summer. Step inside the Bear Cave where it is thought that black bears used to sleep during the winter. Squeeze through an opening called the Fat Man’s Misery that is only 15 inches (36 centimeters) at its narrowest point.
The caves and surrounding area were once home to the Petun First Nations people. Visit the site of an ancient village to see the Indian Council Chamber, an area formed by cliff rocks where important meetings were held. Hike along trails to the tops of cliffs for unrivalled views of the countryside and Lake Huron. Walk across the 420-feet (126-meter) long suspension footbridge that travels above the treetops of the Niagara Escarpment.
After your cave experience, enjoy some of the other activities at the cave attraction. Travel through the forests on a zip line and by walking between treetop platforms on the canopy walk. There is another zip-line ride which stretches 1,000 feet (305 meters) across the Niagara Escarpment and has a drop of 150 feet (46 meters). Find family-orientated activities such as a mini golf course, children’s playground and miniature steam train.
Even though the caves are closed during the winter, there are still lots of activities here. Ski along trails that weave through a 200-year-old forest to the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment.
Situated in the eastern foothills of Blue Mountain, Collingwood Scenic Caves is a 15-minute drive from downtown Collingwood. There is no public transport to the caves, so arrive by taxi or rented car. Parking is free.
Collingwood Scenic Caves is open year-round. There are several admission packages that combine some of the activities and attractions.