The Blue Mountains

Travel Guide
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 $262 per night from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23
CA $262
per night
Feb. 22 - Feb. 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! (1,861 reviews)
"Bed was comfortable. Unit was very clean and well maintained. Staff were responsive to requests."

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

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, L9Y 0V9
The price is CA $289 per night from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8
CA $289
per night
Feb. 7 - Feb. 8
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, a golf course, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,024 reviews)
"Great amenities, pleasant staff and location to the hill and activity center was fantastic. We will come again"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

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, L9Y 0V2
The price is CA $267 per night from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10
CA $267
per night
Feb. 9 - Feb. 10
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (636 reviews)

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2023

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.
Royal Harbour Resort
Royal Harbour Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Harbour Street, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, ON, N0H 2P0
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! (314 reviews)
"Excellent view from the suite. Hot tub is good. Water leaking from toilet tank. Hot water supply for bathing might stop right after one person usage. It takes half hour intervals in between."

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2023

Royal Harbour Resort
Rivergrass Condos
Rivergrass Condos
3.5 out of 5
115 Fairway Ct, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0P8
Stay at this 3.5-star ski condo in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Blue Mountain Village and Blue ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (39 reviews)
"The condo was clean and inviting. We were able to walk to the village in less than 5 minutes and we were able to bring our dog. The shower heads need updating, especially after a day of skiing. A later check out time would be better ( 12 instead of 11). We would definitely stay here in the future. ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

Rivergrass Condos
Blue View Chalets
Blue View Chalets
3.5 out of 5
104 Brooker Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0L3
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in The Blue Mountains. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Blue Mountain Village and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (18 reviews)
"Nice property. Good location. Good price. Needs some updating."

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2022

Blue View Chalets
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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