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The Blue Mountains

Travel Guide
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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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $198 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (210 reviews)
"Quite and close walk to the village"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 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 $275 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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! (3,079 reviews)
"Property within the village"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 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 $419 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,048 reviews)
"Was well located, rooms were great, was dog-friendly. The service was mixed, some really good, some not at all."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 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.
Rivergrass Condos
Rivergrass Condos
3.5 out of 5
115 Fairway Ct, The Blue Mountains, ON
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this The Blue Mountains condo building is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Scandinave ...
Rivergrass Condos
Historic Snowbridge House
Historic Snowbridge House
3.5 out of 5
171 Snowbridge Way, The Blue Mountains, ON
Situated in The Blue Mountains, this golf cabin is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Plunge Aquatic Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Scandinave ...
Historic Snowbridge House
Walk to the Chair Lift! Lofty Condo w/ Shared Pool & Tennis - Dogs OK!
Walk to the Chair Lift! Lofty Condo w/ Shared Pool & Tennis - Dogs OK!
The Blue Mountains, ON
Located in Craigleith, this romantic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Craigleith Heritage Depot and Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Scandinave Spa Blue ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Excellent stay!
"We stayed in room 816 for the weekend and it was a wonderful stay overall! 2 separate sleeping areas and also with a sofa bed. It was my family of 5 and it was perfect for all of us. I was quite surprised to see that the kitchen was completely outfitted with supplies for us to cook whenever and whatever ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2021

Walk to the Chair Lift! Lofty Condo w/ Shared Pool & Tennis - Dogs OK!
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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