The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains

Nestled along the shores of Georgian Bay, The Blue Mountains is one of Ontario’s premier year-round vacation destinations.

From luxurious spas and sandy beaches to some of the best wintertime skiing and snowboarding, the town is the perfect setting for adventure of all types.

It’s also home to the five-day Blue Mountain Film Festival held every June in the heart of Blue Mountain Village and a popular stop on the famed Apple Pie Trail, a self-guided trail of orchards, breweries, distillers and bakeries.

Map of the blue mountains

Where is The Blue Mountains?

The municipality of The Blue Mountains is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, on the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

The municipality is about a 2.5-hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area. The region is most easily visited by car or motorcycle, although bus service to Blue Mountain Resort is available year-round from various starting points, including public transit from Wasaga Beach.

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Things to do in The Blue Mountains

Check out a film festival

Each June, Blue Mountain Village hosts the five-day Blue Mountain Film Festival. Catch the best of international and Canadian cinema, along with various events and parties.

Make it a spa day

Located just a short drive from Blue Mountain Resort, the luxurious Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain offers rest and relaxation year-round, surrounded by 10 hectares of natural forest.

Stop in at a brew pub

Named after nearby Northwinds Beach, the Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen serves up seasonal pub-style dishes served alongside fresh craft-brewed beers made right on the premises.

Ride a mountain coaster

Zoom down a one-kilometre track built on the side of a mountain. The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster lets you control your own speed for a leisurely tour or seat-of-your-pants thrill ride.

Glide along an ice trail

Lace up and glide along the 1.1-kilometre Woodview Mountaintop Skating loop, a Blue Mountain ice skating trail with views of the Niagara Escarpment. Skate rentals are available.

Hit the slopes

One of Ontario’s premier ski destinations, Blue Mountain Resort offers 43 ski and snowboard trails including a freestyle terrain park complete with halfpipe, rails and other obstacles.

Points of interest

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Last updated: February 16, 2024

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