Towns & Villages
Historic Collingwood – You are always welcome in Collingwood's historic downtown in the country! Did you know that Downtown Collingwood was the first heritage downtown district to be recognized in the Canadian Register of Historic Places? More than 400 shops and services featuring unique restaurants and food shops, fabulous fashions, accessories, shoes, home décor and gifts. Plus weekends full of events, music and entertainment including the largest Elvis Festival and summer-time Farmer's Market. Be sure to take the Downtown Walking Tour which begins and ends at our clock tower — taking you back in time, about a hundred plus years.
Wasaga Beach – Wasaga Beach has the longest freshwater beach in the world. It’s easy to see why this wonderful 14 km strip of sandy beach attracts visitors from around the world, drawn by the pristine beach, sparkling waters, dramatic sand dune system and the acres of parklands and trails available for walking and cycling. Enjoy great shopping and events at the Stonebridge Town Centre. Check out the seasonal farmers' market and great eats.
Blue Mountain Village - The Blue Mountain Village has 40 boutiques, specialty shops and restaurants to explore in the beautiful pedestrian Village at the base of Blue Mountain. Enjoy award winning events scheduled most weekends or try the amazing Ridge Runner Mountin Coaster or the Plunge Aquatic Centre.
Creemore –Visiting Creemore is like taking a step back in time. Take a free tour of Creemore Springs, where brewing beer is done, as it was more than a hundred years ago. In the summer, Creemore Farmers' Market is a great place to buy local. The Copper Kettle Festival and Locavore Lunch is a testament to their culinary success.
Thornbury and Clarksburg - Be sure to visit Thornbury’s scenic harbour and the River Walk Trail
and Fish Ladder adjacent to the Blue Mountains’ Town Hall. Shop, dine and unwind in beautiful Thornbury. Stroll up Bruce Street, visit more than 60 wonderful village shops and continue to be impressed by historic mansions and peaceful neighbourhoods. Follow Bruce Street through to Artsy Clarksburg or Artsburg as some of the locals call it.
Meaford – Catch the buzz without the bustle. Check out Meaford, Ontario - New York's laid back country cousin, located just two hours northwest of Toronto. Meaford has great theatre and concerts, fresh local food, shopping, nature at your doorstep and a beautiful harbour on Georgian Bay. Start spreading the news ... Meaford is just 10 minutes past Thornbury. Be sure to visit the beautiful Town Harbour, Memorial Park, the Meaford Hall and Beautiful Joe Park.