Collingwood has a lot to offer in terms of winter fun. There’s skiing, skating, snowboarding and more, all available at Blue Mountain. But what’s beyond these traditional tourist activities? Collingwood has so much to offer for all types of outdoor enthusiasts! Check out these five winter activities that offer something different than the traditional fun!
Self-Guided Snowshoe Tours in the Vineyard
Snowshoeing is one Canadian experience you should definitely take advantage of! While lots of places offer tours, this self-guided hike is not one to miss! Located just 2 hours from Toronto, and only a quick 5-minute drive from the beautiful village of Blue Mountain, Georgian Hills Vineyard offers a winter escape close to home. With options of 0.5km, 1km, and 2km trails, you will have the chance to snowshoe amongst the vineyard and end your perfect day by cozying up by a fireplace with savory local wines!
Winter Caving on the Niagara Escarpment in Blue Mountain
If you’re looking for something the whole family can do together, grab the kids and explore the Niagara Escarpment’s uniquely formed caves. Located at Metcalfe Rock, Free Spirit Tours will have you hiking, snowshoeing, crawling and climbing your way to the underground. Beginners are welcome! Come discover a whole new world you’ll never forget!
Hummer Snowshoe Adventure
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Searching for adventure and thrill beyond skiing down the slopes? Grab your friends and family and travel up the mountain military style in an H1 Hummer! Xtreme Hummer Adventures takes you through the winter wonderland of Georgian Bay where you will experience the highest point of elevation along the Niagara Escarpment. Once at the top of the escarpment, strap on your snowshoes and soak up the panoramic views of Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach and Collingwood. Don’t forget to grab your cup of hot apple cider before returning to civilization!
Two Hour Collingwood Fat Bike Tour By Ride Guides
Who said biking can’t be a four season activity? Get back on your bike this winter with Ride Guides Fat Bike tour in Collingwood. This unique experience can be done all year round! The bicycles are equipped with oversized tires and wide rims that make it ideal for riding on the soft snow. Explore the trails of Collingwood and Blue Mountain as you ride through the snow-covered forest. Don’t miss your chance to hit the slopes this winter! Book your reservation HERE
Ice Fishing with Collingwood Adventure Voyages
Ice fishing is a great way to spend the day as a family. Teach your kids all the species Georgian Bay has to offer, from bass, catfish, pike, salmon, trout, walleye, sturgeon and tiger muskie, kids of all ages will enjoy the thrill of catching their own fish even in the dead of winter! Be sure to rent a heated ice hut to protect yourself from the elements! Then later head over to Blue Mountain village for a night skate and hot cocoa. This is one winter activity that will be sure to get you outside and experience fishing in a whole new way!