Georgian Bay features more than 30,000 islands and 2000 kilometers of shoreline. The charming shoreline towns and villages of Collingwood, Thornbury, Craigleith, Meaford and Wasaga Beach share an incredible history revolving around Georgian Bay. Georgian Bay' beauty is serene - endless beaches and clear blue water, creating a one-of-a-kind destination. The world's longest freshwater beach is Wasaga Beach with more than 14 km of shoreline. The Georgian Triangle Tourist Association is proud to work with partners around the Bay with the Georgian Bay Coastal Route. This initiative presents the best Georgian Bay has to offer. www.visitgeorgianbay.ca
COLLINGWOOD'S MARINE HERITAGE
Georgian Bay is such an important part of our region's heritage with many layers of history represented on its shores. Many vessels were side-launched into the Collingwood Harbour throughout our 103 year history of shipbuilding, as Collingwood produced a great variety of ships, tankers, package freighters and passenger vessels. Collingwood-built ships have sailed every Great Lake and several oceans. This rich heritage is on display at The Station, where the Georgian Triangle has its Regional Visitor Centre along with the Collingwood Museum.
BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Ontario's largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay. Winter at the Resort boasts 36 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer the largest downhill mountain biking facility in Ontario, Monterra Golf Course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Ropes Courses and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round, the resort attracts visitors to more than 1000 luxury accommodation units and 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in a pedestrian village.
LE SCANDINAVE SPA
Just minutes from downtown Collingwood and Blue Mountain Resort, this unique spa offers expansive views of the World Biosphere designated Niagara Escarpment. Nestled in a natural forest setting, invigorate and cleanse you body and mind in the hot baths and refreshing cold plunges and relaxation areas. For the ultimate treat, enjoy a registered massage and lunch at the Bistro. Rejuvenate, Revitalize and Relax. Whether you embark on the complete Scandinave Baths experience or just prefer the traditional Finnish Sauna or Steam Room, you will feel the healing properties in each experience.
THE BRUCE TRAIL
The Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest footpath and provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. A Bruce Trail Reference Guide outlining the entire Bruce Trail, including maps is available for purchase at the Collingwood Regional Information Centre at The Station.
THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT
The Niagara Escarpment is recognized as one of the world’s most unique natural wonders and is the prominent topographical feature of South Georgian Bay. The Escarpment landform is a largely forested ridge of fossil rich sedimentary rock (dolostone), 725 kilometers in length that runs from Niagara Falls north to Tobermory. It reaches its highest point in South Georgian Bay at Osler Bluffs and soars 510 meters (1675 ft) above sea level. The Niagara Escarpment was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in February 1980. This international designation recognizes that the Government of Ontario is committed to maintaining the Niagara Escarpment as a sustainable natural environment. The Escarpment area encompasses a rich mosaic of forests, ferns, recreation areas, scenic views, cliffs, streams, wetlands, rolling hills, waterfalls, wildlife habitats, historic sites, villages, towns and cities. The Escarpment also includes some of Ontario's best skiing including Blue Mountain Resort and several private ski clubs in South Georgian Bay, camping, fishing and hunting, hiking and caving and includes The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest marked footpath.
SCENIC CAVES NATURE ADVENTURES AND ECO-ADVENTURE TOUR
The Zipline is the grande finale to the 3-hour guided eco-Adventure Tour at scenic caves nature Adventures which includes a tree top canopy walk. The Zipline is a thrill ride for those who dare. The most challenging aspect is stepping off the niagara escarpment into mid-air, like a leap of faith. The ride is a 30-second plunge of increasing speed and spin high above the ground. with a vertical drop of 150 feet, the zipline descends one fifth the height of the escarpment offering a bird’s eye panoramic view of georgian bay. scenic caves nature Adventures offers something for the whole family including self guided tours of caves, ontario’s longest suspension footbridge, new Thunderbird Twin Zip line, gemstone mining, mini-golf and more!
SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY VISITOR CENTRES
This year, the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association (GTTA) celebrates 35 years as the Destination Marketing and Management Organization for the South Georgian Bay destination region. We have been attracting and welcoming Visitors to the Georgian Triangle/South Georgian Bay region for 35 years. The mission of the Association is to lead and develop partnerships aimed at promoting our regional destination. No matter how or by whom you are persuaded to come to Southern Georgian Bay, the GTTA, our Board and its supporting members are committed to the grand idea of providing a broad range of visitor services to you so that you can have a positive memorable experiences while you are here among us. We want to convince you to return to South Georgian Bay again and again.
Visit us at our new Collingwood location at 45 St. Paul Street, Collingwood, right across from the entrance to the Collingwood Harbour, or at the Craigleith Heritage Depot on Highway #26, in the Blue Mountains. Contact us at 1-888-227-8667.