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WINTER Fun has Begun!

We are ALL about WINTER here in the Georgian Triangle. During the months of January, February, and March you can get your WINTER on! From the amazing outdoor activities, to snow-driven attractions, to warm and cozy spots for fine food and locally crafted beverages, to the boutique shops of our quaint downtowns' of Collingwood, Creemore, Thornbury, Clarksburg, and Meaford.

We have events and winter-inspired entertainment throughout the region. You don't want ot miss out on all this WINTER action!

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.

BUT, we are NOT just about skis and boards! The winter heats up in our region with attractions, theatre, tours and events. There is so much to explore and so much fun to be had. Winter may just become your favourite season...


Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe

For those seeking a serene winter adventure, cross country skiing & 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. Not a skier? Among the many activities to enjoy during your stay, one of the most fun is snowshoeing! 

Also, adjacent to the golf course, the groomed Georgian Trail provides endless options for you to explore our winter wonderland!


Women's Full Moon Snowshoe

Get ready for an amazing night as we snowshoe under the stars on moonlit trails, soaking up the full moon’s magic!


It’s not only a hike; it’s a bonfire and a soulful celebration where you can expect a lot of laughs, shared moments, and connections with each other on an enchanting night.

We’ll supply the snowshoes, bonfire, hot, beverages, and engaging conversation.

DATE: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
TIME: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: 28 Sunset Court, Wasaga Beach
COST: $45.00


Weekly Saturday Healthy Hike

Explore the beauty of Collingwood and areas! Every Saturday, volunteer leaders, The Healthy Hiker, Linda Murphy, will take you on a beautiful hike, rain, snow, or shine! 

Hikes are all either local to the Collingwood area, or no more than a one-hour drive from Collingwood. All are welcome, including dogs-on-leash. 


*Locations vary. Check the Healthy Hiker Facebook page for updated hike locations each week!

Wine, Beer & Cider Tours


Wine tours are a popular choice, as the region boasts several local vineyards that offer tastings and pairings with exceptional views. 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:

Alternatively, you can use tour services such as the Beer Bus Company to visit more than one location and have a designated driver, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.


Ski & Snowshoe Off-Site

Cross-country ski or snowshoe on your own or on a guided tour. Check out these local gems for great access to this fun winter activity:

  • Scenic Caves Nordic Centre is a spectacular winter playground. Glide along our 27km groomed trail network on cross country skis or hike by snowshoe on 12km of trails!

  • Highlands Nordic is Ontario's premier cross country ski centre with great family programs and 25km of ski trails.

  • Blueberry Trail Wasaga Beach offers some exciting Nordic ski terrains with over 30kms of groomed trails.


Triva Thursdays

Grab your team and join us in testing our knowledge at Side Launch's Trivia Thursdays, hosted by the one and only John Eaton! 

Feed your brain with light snacks and or homemade empanadas available for purchase in the Taproom! 

Two Thursdays a month beginning at 6:30pm. Check their website for updated Taproom Schedule


Meaford Hall Events 

Check out this winter's great line-up at the Historic Meaford Hall! Adjacent to Georgian Bay and centrally located in the heart of Meaford, explore local shops and attractions before settling down to enjoy musical talents!

Buy your tickets and bring the family, there is something for all!

Weekly Performances and events


Apres Saturdays at Side Launch

Live Music | Ski-Flights | Games & Food

What better way to kick back after a day on the slopes then Apres Ski fun at Side Launch!

Live Music every Saturday 2pm - 7pm, paired with board games, good food, and of course Beers and Seltzers!

Check out the website to stay up to date on Apres Saturday themes and special pop ups!

Every Saturday, 2pm - 7pm

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