When many people think about Blue Mountain, they think of cozy condos and chalets and winter activities, like skiing or snowboarding. However, one lesser-known fact about Blue Mountain Village is that it’s perfect to visit all year round – not just the winter! Visiting the Blue Mountain Village offers a wide range of fun activities and things to do across all seasons. Curious about visiting now or during any time of the year? This guide will help you plan your best visit no matter when you choose to come. If you want to learn more about visiting Blue Mountain or booking accommodations, contact Blue Mountain Lodges today to get the very best deal!
Visiting Blue Mountain Village – Seasonal Guide
Whether you choose to visit Blue Mountain Village on a cold and snowy weekend, or plan a weeklong trip on your summer break, there is always something to do! Learn more below about travelling in each season, and how to make the most out of your trip while you’re here!
Visiting In The Winter
At Blue Mountain, there are slopes for people of every skill level
Blue Mountain Village is a popular vacation destination in the winter and with good reason! Did you know that Blue Mountain is the third busiest ski resort in all of Canada? Selling more than 750,000 lift tickets per year, many individuals and families alike travel from all across Canada to enjoy the slopes and winter activities. There are even many ski in/ ski out accommodations so you can make the most of your trip! However, even if you’re not much of an outdoor person (or a winter person), there are still lots of things to do for those who prefer to cozy up indoors during the winter.
Why Visit In The Winter?
Of course, if you are interested in winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or chilly hikes across the escarpment, then you absolutely have to visit in the winter! If you love skiing or snowboarding, you can enjoy over 40 different slopes – ranging in intensity.
Even if it is your first time ever touching a ski pole, you can still enjoy the gentle bunny slopes – made easy and safe for children and adults who are not experienced skiers or snowboarders.
You may also want to come to enjoy the beautiful village in the winter. There’s nothing like hopping off the slopes and taking a less than five-minute walk to a warm and one of many cozy restaurants right in the village. If you don’t want to spend too much time outdoors, you can visit one of the many shops and unique local stores. Or, you can spend the door indoors in front of the fireplace in a chalet or a beautiful condo while your family enjoys the cold!
Things To Do In The Winter
You probably won’t have a hard time finding things to do in the winter. But in case you want something a little different from skiing or snowboarding, here are justsome other things you won’t want to miss while visiting Blue Mountain Village in the winter!
- Sleigh Rides
Who doesn’t love a good sleigh ride? Valley Ridge Farms offers beautiful winter sleigh rides to those visiting Blue Mountain. This is a great activity perfect for children, families, individuals, and couples alike.
Blue Mountain is the perfect place to try snowmobiling if you have never tried before or are a long time fan. It’s a fun family activity or and great way to explore new trails.
Visiting In The Spring
Spring is a great time to visit trails like The Georgian Trail; Image source: Meaford.ca
Spring is a beautiful time of year – flowers blooming, snow has melted, and there’s finally a warm breeze in the air! Though you may not be around for the winter-time adventures, there is still so much to do in the spring. Spring is a great time of year as it’s warmer but not too hot. You won’t have to worry about humid days or waking up early to beat the sun. If you want a relaxing and romantic time away from it all, Spring is the perfect time to visit.
Why Visit In The Spring?
Both spring and fall are considered off-season in The Blue Mountains. Because of this, you will often find great deals on accommodations. If you aren’t a fan of crowds, you may also enjoy visiting in the spring more than the summer. Spring is an ideal time to check out trails and paths – it’s not too hot, you don’t have to worry as much about mosquitos or bugs, and you’re less likely to run into crowds of other tourists.
Of course, like any time of the year, spring is a great time to visit the local shops, check out 5-star restaurants, go to any of the many spas near the Village, or just hang out at your hotel, chalet, or condo. If you are looking for more specific things to do, check out the listing below to get some more ideas!
Things To Do In The Spring
Most outdoor activities are amazing during the spring – the scenery is beautiful and blooming with new flowers, and the weather is perfect for spending an entire day outside. Here are some things you can do in the spring:
- Biking The Trails
There are tons of trails to explore near the Blue Mountain Village, such as The Georgian Trail, The Trails at Blue Mountain, The Killer Loop, and more! Trail are great any time of the year, and you won’t want to miss out during the beautiful spring weather.
- Browse Local Shops
The shops are open year-round at The Blue Mountain Village, but since it’s too cold for the beach and too hot for skiing, spring is the perfect time to take advantage of a shopping spree! For example, you could visit Bright’s Gallery or browse local bakeries and souvenir shops.
Visiting In The Summer
Check out the beaches around Blue Mountain for hours of summer fun!
The days are longer, the sun is out, and summer is a beautiful time to visit The Blue Mountains! If you would prefer lazy afternoons, you can hang out by the pool or spend time in the hot tub at one of the many resorts and condos surrounding the Village. You can also visit the beaches for a fun family outing. The summer is a great time to take explore the local trails, go biking, golfing, or even enroll your kids at a local day camp!
Why Visit In The Summer?
Like many vacation destinations in Ontario, visiting in the summer will let you enjoy the hot weather and time outdoors where the sun doesn’t set until much later in the evening!
This will let you get the most out of any outdoor adventures you go on – unless you’re not a big fan of the heat! In that case, there are lots of ways to cool off! You can lounge by the pool at your resort, visit the indoor shops and restaurants, swim at the beach, or visit Plunge! Aquatic Centre for an entire day of fun in the water!
The summer is also a great time to visit if you would like to attend festivals or attractions. There are many planned festivities that happen in and around the Village during the summer months.
For example, the world-renowned Collingwood Elvis Festival takes place in the summer – a wild event fit for the whole family. Or, you could check out Peak to Shore, an awesome 5-day long music festival. Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure or just want to relax by the beach, summer is a wonderful time to visit Blue Mountain.
Things To Do In The Summer
If you visit in the summer, you will definitely want to take advantage of the hot weather and many activities and attractions that come into full swing!
- Celebrate Canada Day
If you visit Blue Mountain during the Canada Day long weekend, you will get to participate in the celebration of Canada with a memorial flag cake, get to listen to live music, spend time with family and friends, and so much more.
- Visit The Scenic Caves
Zip lining, canopy walking, caving, mini golfing and much more are all available at Scenic Caves. This local fan favourite is host to Canada’s longest twin zip line and a 420 ft. suspension bridge, both provide breathtaking views of the Canadian landscape.
Visiting In The Fall
The Apple Harvest Festival; Image source: Visitgrey.ca
The leaves are changing, the days are cooler, and the nights are shorter – fall in Ontario! If you love cozy flannel, pumpkin patches, and warm drinks, then you will love visiting The Village in the fall. Some would argue that the best time to visit is in the fall, as you get to experience the most amazing colours and will almost always have great weather for biking, golfing, and exploring the trails.
Why Visit In The Fall?
Both spring and fall are off-season at the Blue Mountains, so if you are not into big festivals or skiing/snowboarding, then you may want to take full advantage of the deals you can get on accommodations in the fall! If you want to see just how beautiful it is here in the fall, check out this quick video below!
In the fall, you can still do many of the same things you can do in the summer or spring – there will just be a bit of a chill in the air and the need for a cozy sweater!
Things To Do In The Fall
If you visit in the fall, you can enjoy many outdoor activities, like biking and hiking, exploring trails with your pets, or visiting the shops with your family. However, there are a few unique things you can do only in the fall!
- Check Out The Apple Harvest Festival
The Blue Mountain Apple Harvest Festival happens every year during the Thanksgiving weekend. This is a free event, perfect for couples looking for a cute date or families who are looking for family-friendly events.
- Visit Currie’s Farm Market
Currie’s Farm Market is a well known, family owned and operated seasonal farm market in Collingwood. When you visit in the fall, you’ll be treated with amazing pumpkin patches – perfect for taking family pictures and enjoying seasonal treats.
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“Our unit was very comfortable for me, my husband, and daughter. The location was close to the village. My daughter loved the pool and how close it was to the unit. The staff were friendly and welcoming. We liked having less then a five minute drive to the beach! We hope to go again next year!”
– Jordana Solomon
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