Nestled on the south shore of Georgian Bay, Collingwood is known for its fascinating shipbuilding history and heritage architecture.

It's also home to a flourishing culinary and craft brew community.

And is located just minutes from Ontario’s most popular ski and mountain biking resort.

Visit the Collingwood Farmers’ Market and enjoy nearby walking and cycling trails.

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Where is Collingwood?

The town of Collingwood is roughly a two-hour drive north of the Greater Toronto Area and east of the city of Barrie, on Nottawasaga Bay. From Toronto, the town can be reached via Highway 400 or Airport Road.

Collingwood is most easily reached by car, although bus service is available from Barrie via the Simcoe County LINX service, with a stopover in Wasaga Beach.

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Things to do in Collingwood

Catch an incredible sunset

Head down to Sunset Point Beach on Collingwood’s waterfront to watch the sunset over the beautiful Nottawasaga Bay.

Visit a lavender field

Pose for that perfect selfie or Instagram-worthy shot at the South Bay Fields Lavender Farm. Featuring over three hectares of lavender, the farm is open for visitors throughout July.

Pamper yourself at a spa

Relax in the thermal baths or book a massage at the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, nestled within a 10-hectare expanse of natural hardwood forest.

Enjoy some craft beer

Not far from the base of Blue Mountain, Side Launch Brewing Company Inc. brews a line-up of craft brewed beers that can be sampled in the beer garden and taproom.

Discover the history of Collingwood

Housed in a train station dating back to 1873, the Collingwood Museum features exhibits showcasing the town’s shipbuilding history, along with various special exhibits and a gift shop.

Stay at a waterfront resort

Book a room with a view of Georgian Bay at Living Water Resort & Spa. The resort features suites with kitchenettes, a rooftop walking track and courtyard with fire pits and a playground.

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Last updated: June 5, 2024

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