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The Blue MountainsCanada

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.

Top Hotels in The Blue Mountains

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 $221 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is steps away from Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and Craigleith ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,138 reviews)

"Although the property is getting pretty dated, for the most part it is well kept. Texting the hotel staff is a nice option as it gets the message correct and translates into quick and efficient response."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2020

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 $339 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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! (1,080 reviews)

"Wonderful service. Looked after us like family. Payed parking separate. $10 more for electric car. Great location"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

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 $256 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (41 reviews)

"I liked our suite. Better view from the balcony would have been nice."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2020

Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites

Vacation Rentals in The Blue Mountains

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Embarc Blue Mountain
Embarc Blue Mountain
3 out of 5
277 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $228 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

This family-friendly The Blue Mountains condominium resort is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Plunge Aquatic Center and Blue Mountain Ski ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (802 reviews)

"It was very relaxing and clean. Check-in was very covid aware. We walked to dinner in the village which took under 10 minutes."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2020

Embarc Blue Mountain
Chateau Ridge Chalets
Chateau Ridge Chalets
3.5 out of 5
796404 Grey County Road 19, The Blue Mountains, ON

Located in the mountains, this The Blue Mountains apartment building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 miles (5 km) of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Scandinave ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Perfect!!

"Exceeded expectations! More than enough room for 6 people. Great location and view from the balcony. Condo has one assigned parking spot plus many visitor spots. All in all, a great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

Chateau Ridge Chalets
Blue View Chalets
Blue View Chalets
3.5 out of 5
104 Brooker Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $565 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Situated in The Blue Mountains, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plunge Aquatic Center and Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"Blue view chalet is spacious with lot of rooms. It has a hot tub and a community pool nearby. It has a view of the golf course. It has two fridges, three toilets and two tubs. It also has a sauna. This a good place for large groups. The owner is nice and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2020

Blue View Chalets

Popular places to visit in The Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Ski Resort
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Blue Mountain Ski Resort

4.5/5(607 reviews)

From skiing and snow sports to mountain biking and zip-line tours, there are exciting activities throughout the year at this Ontario mountain resort. 

Collingwood Scenic Caves
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Collingwood Scenic Caves

4/5(185 reviews)

Discover one of Canada’s great natural wonders and then enjoy summer and winter sports at this family-friendly adventure center.

Blue Mountain Beach
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Blue Mountain Beach

4.5/5(127 reviews)

Relax on golden sands and enjoy watersports at this family-friendly private beach on Canada’s picturesque Georgian Bay.

Top things to do in The Blue Mountains

Private Session with a Local Photographer in Blue Mountain
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Private Session with a Local Photographer in Blue Mountain

CA $340
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Collingwood
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Vacation Photographer in Collingwood

CA $340
Per adult
Private Guided Bruce Peninsula Day Trip
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Private Guided Bruce Peninsula Day Trip

CA $600
Per adult

Reviews of The Blue Mountains

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
452
5 - Excellent 56.429463171036204%
4 - Good
281
4 - Good 35.08114856429463%
3 - Okay
43
3 - Okay 5.368289637952559%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 2.247191011235955%
1 - Terrible
7
1 - Terrible 0.8739076154806492%

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

Verified traveller

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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Collingwood which includes heritage architecture

Collingwood

Collingwood Scenic Caves which includes forest scenes and a suspension bridge or treetop walkway

Owen Sound

Collingwood featuring a small town or village, street scenes and heritage architecture

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