Overlooking the beautiful Georgian Bay MILLENIUM OVERLOOK PARK is a must see. You can go for a nice walk and there are also some benches where you can just sit and relax and enjoy the view of the sailboats filling their sails as they make their way out of the historic Collingwood Harbour.more
Well known, that the Hurons told of a sacred place some eight leagues distant. There, stood a rock called Ekarenniondi, marking the path to the Village of the Souls.Nearby could be found the cabin of Oscotarach, who gazed Eastward toward the approaching souls, and who drew away their memories so they could cross to the afterlife unencumbered.Since...more
Tip 2 of 3 : Here is a bird’s eye view of Ontario’s Longest Suspension Bridge from this bridge you can see Georgian Bay Sparkling in the sunlight and before you is a 10,000-square kms view. Photo 2 is my son Marco on the tractor that takes us to the bridge, Photo 3 is the towers that support the bridge, Photo 4 the view from the bridge that by the...more
Tip 1 of 3 : This is the scenic caves entrance sign and this is where we star are adventure. You drive in (parking is free) and you buy your tickets, as soon as you walk in there is a big open area with a big pond on your right side where you can buy some food to feed the huge carps or just lay down on the many available lawn chairs around the pond...more
Blue mountain ski resort this is a nice place to spend a weekend you can rent a cottage there for like 300 $ and have access to the ski left hot tub and pool my friends Jorge and Paul come here every year so they invited me to come this year but I could not go because I had family from Portugal visiting and they weren’t interested in any of the...more
This is the 3 and last tip on the scenic caves has you approach the caves there are many sign explaining many things about the caves and surrounding landscape like this one about the History of the caves. Photo 2: my wife and and son Ricardo squeezing bye the rocks. Photo 3: The entrance to fat mans misery (what does this mean) well it means if...more
It was a lovely sunny warm spring day, and I had an Aussie friend visiting. There is a Collingwood not too far from him in Australia, and of course the Blue Mountains, so I had to take him to the Ontario one. I saw that there was a drive out onto a spit of land beyond the last remaining Grain Elevator, and that looked like a great place to get a...more
The old Town Hall in the 1890's was also known as the "Market Building" because it housed the Farmers Market, among other things. A "Market Committee" oversaw the market aspect of the building. In the summer of 1904, the committee moved to place a brick walk on the south side of the building to the verandah, to cement the walks under the verandahs...more
The Downtown Collingwood Business Improvement Area is an organization of more than 300 business and property owners who assist in the beautification, maintenance, promotion and economic development of Collingwoods downtown area.Offering more than 255 shops and services, Downtown is the "heart" of Collingwood and the central meeting place of the...more
Here, Jacob, Nathalie and Hans are standing in front of this BEATIFUL VICTORIAN BUILDING in Collingwood. The Collingwood Federal Building, built of marble, was inspired by the State Finance building in Havana, Cuba and boasts a rotunda with a large stained glass dome bearing the coats of arms of the four levels of government, including the town of...more
Collingwood is a great get-away town and Trillium Place is a home away from home. Pam and Teri are...more
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Nice little coffeeshop on Hurontario St. in central Collingwood. Lots of parking nearby. It's next door to a nifty little garden store. There's an outlet of the big Seattle-based coffee chain on Provincial Route 28, by the bay, but you'll be glad to pass that by and come here instead.more
Country hospitality awaits you within the cozy confines of MRS. MITCHELL'S. A circa 1890 one-room Ontario schoolhouse has been converted into an authentic 18th century charming and romantic dining room. Handsomely decorated with an open fireplace, tavern tables, oil paintings, brass, copper and antiques. The decor evokes Colonial times with a...more
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Collingwood is served by Highway 26, which runs along the shore of Nottawasaga Bay, and Highway 24 which runs southward from the town. The town is also served by a rail trail along a former CN Rail line, connecting Collingwood to the towns of Owen Sound, Meaford, and Barrie, with a spur heading north through the town's central business district, to the large grain elevators at the downtown wharf, where trains would formerly load and unload onto ships.
In addition to Collingwood's position as a lake port, it is also served by Collingwood Airport (CNY3), a medium-sized airport located about 4 miles (7.4 km) south of the town.
Shop in many stores or dine in one of the many pubs and restaurants in Downtown Collingwood. You'll always find shopping in downtown Collingwood "entertaining". From live shows that include musical and comedy treats to quality films, year long at the Gayety Theatre, to buskers on the street corners, strolling musicians and the traditionall Farmers...more
hm....just a year ago there was nothing here...and nowhere to buy gloves if you had to.... BUT, since the Village is being built up, now there are shops all over the place. The prices are not stacked very high... probably the same as in the town/city area. There are a few clothing stores... sports sores, souvenir shops...and food markets... skiing...more
Interesting spelling. Looks like a good place to catch a show. I'm always glad to see small theaters preserved in older towns.
161 Hurontario St. - the main drag
The silo from Collingwood stands out as a landmark. Too bad it was too dark already to get a better pick..
Located north-east of Collingwood in Orillia, CASINO RAMA is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over 2,300 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, poker room, 9 restaurants, weekly big-name concerts and a 300 room all-suite luxury hotel & spa.Hans and I went in to see it and it was absolutely beautiful. Native Indian inspired interior with...more
Year built 1914This masterpiese, which once housed the Post Office, Customs House and Navigation Shool, is a must-see. The exterior features a rich marble facade decorated with Corinthan columns and topped with a copper roof and central stained-glass dome. Notable interior features include rich oak, marble and wrought iron details.more
High among 200 year-old oak trees, up to 60 feet above the ground, get ready for an experience like no other. Explore the beauty and wildlife of the picturesque forest valley at the top of Blue Mountain, as you become one with the birds. Throughout your tour, your guides will deliver interesting facts and information about the history of the area...more
*** this is SANDRA , learning how to snowboard on the bunny slope....
If you stick around on the bunny slope, you don't need to get a list pass (save $$$) since it is easy to walk up...
The land in the area was originally inhabited by the Iroquoian Petun nation, which built a string of villages in the vicinity of the nearby Niagara Escarpment. They were driven from the region by the Iroquois in 1650. European settlers, including freed Black slaves, arrived in the area in the 1840s. The Petun or Tionontati, meaning "Tobacco...more