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The Blue Mountains
Travel Guide

Barrie - Orillia featuring a small town or village

Mountains, beaches and plenty of outdoor activities await visitors to this southern Canadian town on the shores of Georgian Bay. 

On the banks of Canada’s Georgian Bay is the town of Blue Mountains, a popular destination for lovers of outdoor pursuits and breathtaking scenery. It is where you can take part in winter sports at superb mountain resorts, relax on golden sand beaches, play watersports and explore picturesque coastal trails. The town is comprised of several small communities surrounded by green fields and rugged mountain terrain.

One of the town’s most popular destinations is the Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Find ski runs suitable for all levels of skiers and go ice skating, snowshoeing and tobogganing. In the summer months, enjoy zip-line tours, cable car rides, golfing and mountain biking. Shop, dine and sample après-ski entertainment at the Blue Mountain Village. Discover more snow and mountain-based activities at the Alpine Ski Club and Craigleith Ski Club.

Blue Mountains incorporates a glorious stretch of coastline on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. Christie Beach, Northwinds Beach and the private Blue Mountain Beach are good places to visit for kayaking, sailing, swimming and many other watersports. After a few hours of beach activity, stroll along the streets of Thornbury, a waterfront community home to antique stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques.

Explore the area with a vigorous hike or bike ride. Trek over hills and through deep valleys on the Bruce Trail and stop at viewpoints to admire the vistas of Georgian Bay. Go on the 21-mile (34-kilometer) Georgian Trail that passes beaches, rivers, nature reserves and several picnic areas.

Take pleasure in more leisurely pursuits. Fish for trout at the Peasemarsh Nature Preserve and search for millennia-old fossils in Craigleath Provincial Park. Learn about the cultural and natural history of Blue Mountains at the Craigleith Heritage Depot. Play at one of the many golf courses dotted along the coastline.

Blue Mountains is approximately a 2-hour drive north of Toronto. Get around the town via rented car or bike, or by bus and taxi. Stay overnight at hotels, guesthouses, mountain lodges and camping grounds.

With beaches, countryside, mountains and ski resorts, there is always something to do and see at Blue Mountains, no matter what time of year you visit.

Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
4 out of 5
156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $176 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in The Blue Mountains is within a 5-minute walk of Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster ...
4.2/5Very Good! (3,117 reviews)
"It really is an incredible place to return! wish on christmas"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
4 out of 5
220 Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $239 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in The Blue Mountains is within a 5-minute walk of Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,045 reviews)
"Clean and new"

Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2021

Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites
Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites
2.5 out of 5
190 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $194 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in The Blue Mountains is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, ...
4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
"All property staff were very helpful and courteous. We enjoyed our stay and if we visit Blue mountain again we will definitely book the same hotel, Excellent Job !"

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Slope-side Blue Mountain True Ski In/ski Out
Slope-side Blue Mountain True Ski In/ski Out
The Blue Mountains, ON
Situated in The Blue Mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Scandinave Spa Blue ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great location and accommodation
"Property owners were extremely helpful! Ski in ski out great spot"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Slope-side Blue Mountain True Ski In/ski Out
Mountain View Boutique Suite With Contactless Entry - The Lake at Blue Mountains
Mountain View Boutique Suite With Contactless Entry - The Lake at Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $179 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Located in the heart of The Blue Mountains, this romantic aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Georgian Bay and within 3 mi (5 km) of Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Covidian Mini-Moon
"Due to Covid we couldn't travel out of province and wanted to find a place with relatively little people around. The location is great for little day trips around the Georgian bay and minutes away from the Blue Mountain resort itself."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

Mountain View Boutique Suite With Contactless Entry - The Lake at Blue Mountains
Mountain View Boutique Suite With Contactless Entry - The Lake at Blue Mountains
Mountain View Boutique Suite With Contactless Entry - The Lake at Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $179 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Situated on a river, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Georgian Bay and within 3 mi (5 km) of Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and Blue Mountain Ski ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
The Lake at Blue Mountain
"very comfortable...could use a microwave! love the short walk to the beach!"

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2020

Mountain View Boutique Suite With Contactless Entry - The Lake at Blue Mountains
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of The Blue Mountains

4.4

Top Destination

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4 - Good 35.08114856429463%
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3 - Okay 5.368289637952559%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 19, 2020

Would love to sort out new dates for the spring.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 26, 2020

The light show throughout the village is beautiful! Nicely done. Great getaway

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

Beautiful as ever. Always look forward to visiting the Blue Mountains. Recommend to visit in February and NOT around Family Day weekend. Parking was a nightmare to find and the line-ups can be long to board the lifts/grab ski rentals.

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 12, 2020

Just beautiful! Love the area!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 10, 2020

Diverse activities and restaurants/bars.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 1, 2020

Very pretty, nice location, a bit pricey though

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