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Off-site Activities

The  Georgian Triangle encompasses the towns of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Town of the Blue Mountains, Thornbury and Meaford. These coastal towns are all nestled between the Niagra Escarpment and Georgian Bay. Boasting Ontario’s largest ski area, dozens golf courses, the longest freshwater beach in the world, plus stunningly beautiful hill communities, the Southern Georgian Bay region is a a four-season hub driven by outdoor activities, destinations for food & beverage connoisseurs, cultural sites and numerous attractions. The area is rightly termed “Ontario’s playground".

One of the area’s most popular destinations is the town of Collingwood, a hotspot for winter activities. It’s also home to a number of public beaches, Ontario’s apple country, and incredible hiking trails. Living Water Resorts' ideal location in the town of Collingwood makes us a vacation destination all year round and your gateway to LIMITLESS experiences!

SHOPPING

Downtown Collingwood might just surprise you with its 60 plus boutique shops, all in the only downtown core recognized in Canada’s Registrar of Historic Places! Many shops source both local and far-reaching artisans, designers and brands. From sustainably sourced clothing to high fashion, from regionally inspired art and knick-knacks to fine cheeses and wine, you're sure to find many great items.

Unique Boutiques: Collingwood is home to a variety of unique boutiques, offering everything from handcrafted jewelry and accessories to one-of-a-kind clothing and home decor. Some of the popular boutiques in Collingwood include Blue Mountain Tea Company, At Home Interiors, and Collingwood Olive Oil Co.

 

Farmers' Markets: Collingwood has a thriving farmers' market scene, with several markets operating throughout the year. These markets offer a wide variety of fresh, locally-grown produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and more. Some of the popular farmers' markets in Collingwood include the Downtown Collingwood Farmers' Market and the Creemore Farmers' Market.

 

Ski and Snowboard Shops: With its close proximity to Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood is a hub for ski and snowboard enthusiasts. There are several shops in Collingwood that specialize in ski and snowboard gear, equipment rentals, and accessories. Some of the popular shops in Collingwood include Squire John's, Skiis & Biikes, and Corbetts Ski + Snowboard.

 

Antiques and Vintage Shops: Collingwood is home to several antique and vintage shops, offering a wide selection of unique finds and one-of-a-kind treasures. Some of the popular antique and vintage shops in Collingwood include The Treasure Shack, The Barn Co-op, and The Georgian Trading Company.

 

Art Galleries: Collingwood has a thriving arts scene, with several galleries and studios showcasing the work of local artists. Some of the popular art galleries in Collingwood include the Tremont Studios, the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, and the Loft Gallery.

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RECREATION

The South Georgian Bay region is a playground for all seasons, offering a diverse array of recreational activities to keep visitors entertained year-round. Whether you're an adventure seeker or looking for a more relaxed outing, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

 

During the winter months, downhill skiing and snowboarding reign supreme in South Georgian Bay, as it is known as the premier downhill destination in Ontario. With a variety of resorts and terrain parks to choose from, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels can find their perfect run.

 

For those seeking a more serene winter adventure, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are a great way to experience the region's winter wonderland. With miles of groomed trails and pristine wilderness to explore, Nordic enthusiasts can take in the beauty of the area at a more leisurely pace.

 

As the snow melts and the weather warms up, South Georgian Bay transforms into a cyclist's paradise. With a mix of paved and off-road trails, the region has become a hotspot for avid cyclists. Whether you're a road warrior or a trail adventurer, the area has something for everyone.

 

For those looking to explore the great outdoors on foot, the region's many hiking trails offer breathtaking views and unique challenges. The Escarpment, in particular, is known for its rugged terrain, caves, and climbs, providing hikers and rock climbers with an unforgettable experience.

 

In the summer, the region's miles and miles of beaches are a popular draw for visitors. Starting with the world's longest freshwater beach in Wasaga and heading west all the way to Meaford, there are endless ways to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf.

 

Finally, for those who prefer to hit the links, the South Georgian Bay region has numerous open-to-the-public golf courses, each offering beautiful views and unique challenges. 

 

No matter what your passion, South Georgian Bay has plenty to keep you entertained all year round.

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TOURS

With so much to do and see in the South Georgian Bay region, a tour is a great way to pack a lot in and have a whole lot of fun along the way. Depending on your particular interests, there are tour options for a variety of tastes.

Wine tours are a popular choice, as the region boasts several local vineyards that offer tastings and pairings with exceptional views and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Whether you're a connoisseur or a casual sipper, a wine tour is a great way to sample some of the area's best vintages.

If beer and cider are more your thing, there are plenty of options for tours in the region. Many breweries and cideries offer their own tours, allowing visitors to learn about the brewing process and sample some of the region's best craft brews. Alternatively, you can use tour services to visit more than one location and have a designated driver, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

For those looking for a unique perspective on the region, boat tours are a great option. From scenic and entertaining to thrilling and serene, boat tours offer a variety of experiences. Take in the sights from the water, gather with a group, fish, or even take a dip in the crisp, clear waters of Georgian Bay.

For the more adventurous types, the South Georgian Bay region offers a range of adventure tours. With this amazing natural playground at your doorstep, adventure is easy to find. Many outdoor adventure companies operate in the area, offering everything from rock climbing and zip-lining to kayaking and caving. Whatever your passion, there's an adventure tour for you in South Georgian Bay.

No matter what your interests, there's a tour in South Georgian Bay that's sure to pique your curiosity and provide an unforgettable experience.

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ATTRACTIONS

When it comes to area attractions, the South Georgian Bay region has something for everyone. From museums and historic sites to waterfalls, salmon ladders, and parks, you'll never be bored or run out of things to do. Whether you're a history buff, an art lover, an adrenaline junkie, or simply looking to soak up the local culture, there's no shortage of options.

 

The town of Collingwood is a great place to start your exploration. With its many parks, heritage walks, museums, theaters, and art galleries, there's always something new to discover. Take a stroll through the charming downtown area, visit the Collingwood Museum to learn about the town's fascinating history, or catch a show at the historic Gayety Theatre.

 

The towns of Thornbury and Clarksburg are also worth a visit, with their many museums, art galleries, and parks. Take a stroll through the charming streets, stop by a local art gallery to browse the works of talented artists, or enjoy a picnic in one of the town's beautiful parks.

You must visit Wasaga beach in summer to experience the longest fresh water beach in the world. Enjoy the beach shops, bars and vibe that are unique to this famous beach town. 

 

Finally, the town of Meaford is another must-visit destination. Check out a show at the historic Meaford Hall, explore the many art galleries and museums, or spend a relaxing afternoon in one of the town's many parks.

 

No matter where you go in the South Georgian Bay region, you're sure to find plenty of area attractions to keep you entertained and engaged. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder visitors return to the region again and again.

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