The Blue Mountains

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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.

Where to stay in The Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
4 out of 5
156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0V2
The price is CA $226 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 23
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 10 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,316 reviews)
"Neat and clean place. Location was very good. Price was good too."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites
Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites
2.5 out of 5
190 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0V2
The price is CA $256 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this ski hotel in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, 10 restaurants, and a golf course. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (364 reviews)
"The bed and pillows were not very comfortable as well we could not get wifi even after asking at the front desk. Other than that it was an enjoyable stay."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Blue Mountain Resort Mosaic Suites
Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
4 out of 5
220 Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0V9
The price is CA $399 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free kid's club. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Service"

Reviewed on Apr. 25, 2022

Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
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.
Blue Mountain Getaway
Blue Mountain Getaway
The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $115 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this ski apartment in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (50 reviews)
Cute spot, oven wasn’t working and a bit dirty
"A cute unit that is nicely decorated. Close to blue mountain. We arrived and went to purchase groceries to cook for ourselves only to find that the oven did not work when we arrived back at the property. Ended up having to eat out for dinner and throwing out what we had bought. The floors had some ..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Blue Mountain Getaway
Royal Harbour Resort
Royal Harbour Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Harbour Street, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, ON, N0H 2P0
The price is CA $152 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (254 reviews)
"The view of the harbour was incredible!"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Royal Harbour Resort
Rivergrass Condos
Rivergrass Condos
3.5 out of 5
115 Fairway Ct, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0P8
The price is CA $201 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 3.5-star ski condo in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Only suggestion is to update the second floor ensuite otherwise very satisfied and would definitely return!"

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2022

Rivergrass Condos
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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