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.

Blue Mountain Resort Inn
Blue Mountain Resort Inn
2.5 out of 5
110 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $130 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Situated in The Blue Mountains, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (334 reviews)
"Goo properly"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2021

Blue Mountain Resort Inn
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 $153 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,771 reviews)
"We were upgraded without asking. Directions to underground parking was perfect. Room and amenities were excellent. View from our room was 10 /10"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 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 $319 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,053 reviews)
"Just lovely"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2021

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.
Royal Harbour Resort
Royal Harbour Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Harbour Street, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Situated in The Blue Mountains, this beach apartment building is steps from Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, and Thornbury Harbour. Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Craigleith ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (225 reviews)
"Great place for a family the only concern is that we got bored games and puzzles to play with the family and it had a lot of missing pieces also the hallways should be upgraded to a better carpet or hardwood. Over all great place to enjoy!!"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

Royal Harbour Resort
Blue View Chalets
Blue View Chalets
3.5 out of 5
104 Brooker Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plunge Aquatic Center and Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain and Ridge ...
4/5 Very Good! (3 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
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 mi (5 km) of Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Plunge ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (20 reviews)
"Very pleasant experience. Comfortable clean condo with a lovely view and all the amenities. Excellent communication with host"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2021

Chateau Ridge 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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