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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.

Where to stay in The Blue Mountains

Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
4 out of 5
220 Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £162 per night from 24 May to 24 May
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, ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,041 reviews)
"Clean and new"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2021

Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
4 out of 5
156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £128 per night from 24 May to 24 May
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! (3,101 reviews)
"Service and property was beautiful. Due to covid, unable to use the facilities, but it was a great stay and we will definitely be returning. The only minor issue was that the tv faced the sofa and you couldn’t watch it in bed, otherwise great stay."

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2021

Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
Embarc Blue Mountain
Embarc Blue Mountain
3 out of 5
277 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON
The price is £107 per night from 13 May to 13 May
This family-friendly The Blue Mountains condominium resort is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Plunge Aquatic Center and Blue Mountain Ski ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (874 reviews)
"The Site has been here for several years and it still has an onbeounce or a description gives you the critical aumbeounce that makes you the best critic or the grossest critic that doesn’t get caught due I’m. Reading the same thing"

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Embarc 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.
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 miles (5 km) of Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Scandinave ...
Historic Snowbridge House
Chateau Ridge Chalets
Chateau Ridge Chalets
3.5 out of 5
796404 Grey County Road 19, The Blue Mountains, ON
Located in the mountains, this The Blue Mountains apartment building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Plunge ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)
"good location nice view ideal for a group would stay again had everything needed for trip had a lot of fun"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2021

Chateau Ridge Chalets
North Creek Resort Condos
North Creek Resort Condos
3.5 out of 5
796468 Grey County Road 19, The Blue Mountains, ON
Conveniently located near to the ski slopes, this Craigleith condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Craigleith Heritage Depot, Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Ridge Runner ...
3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)
Clean and comfortable
"The location was great. Close to the ski lift. 15min walk from the village. Clean and comfortable. I like it."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2021

North Creek Resort Condos
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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Sabrina

22 Nov 2019

Blue mountain tain is a pretty place and lots to do there. Would recommend to go for two nights

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2019

A great holiday what ever time of year you decided to stay

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