The Blue Mountains is a town in Grey County, Southwestern Ontario, Canada, located where the Beaver River flows into Nottawasaga Bay. It is named for the Blue Mountain, and hence the economy of the town is centred on tourism, particularly on the Blue Mountain ski resort and the private Craigleith and Alpine Ski Clubs.
The town was formed on January 1, 2001, when the Town of Thornbury was amalgamated with the Township of Collingwood. The Bruce Trail passes through sections of the town. The Kolapore area is known for mountain biking and cross-country skiing, Metcalfe Rock which is popular with rock climbers as well as the Duncan Crevice Caves Nature Reserve are in the area as well.
The Blue Mountains is a host of recreational activities for all the seasons. Most notably is the winter. Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Cross-country Skiing. In the summer there is hiking, downhill/cross-country biking, an extravagant mini putt, the Ridge Runner and events such as Met Con Blue. If physical activities are not what you are looking for, The Village at Blue Mountain has a plethora of boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and chalets, as well as golf courses within walking distance. Less than a five minute drive away there is the Scandinave Spa which situated on 25 acres of natural Ontario birch, as well as the Scenic Caves for those who want to experience a different kind of adventure.
The primary population centre is Thornbury. Additionally the town's territory also includes the communities of Banks, Camperdown, Castle Glen Estates, Christie Beach, Clarksburg, Craigleith, Duncan, Gibraltar, Heathcote, Kolapore, Little Germany, Lora Bay, Loree, Ravenna, Red Wing, Slabtown, and Victoria Corners Known for outdoor sports, outdoor family fun, beaches, hikes and trails, wine tasting, history and heritage.
Blue Mountain Village is set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out resort in Blue Mountains is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Blue Mountain Ski Resort, and Plunge Aquatic Center. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and Collingwood Scenic Caves are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ski into village suites - Blue Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge, eat a meal at the restaurant, and enjoy comforts including a spa tub and a full-service spa.