The Blue Mountains

Enjoy highly adventurous winters and summers in this acclaimed Ontario area.

Welcome to The Blue Mountains

 
Located where the Beaver River flows into Nottawasaga Bay, this town is an outdoor paradise and is home to world-class ski resorts, including Ontario’s largest. Established in 1998, The Blue Mountains town was originally built on a history of agriculture, processing, manufacturing, and recreational activities. Now, the community is recognized internationally as a four-season tourism destination – rest assured you’ll never get bored in the Blue Mountains.
 
The town’s artful homes feature a style of architecture that is mixed with the modern and traditional, on a variety of property types from cottages, cabins, chalets, condominiums, to full-time residences and farms.
 

What to Love

  • Blue Mountain Resort & Village
  • Top-of-the-line recreational activities all year round
  • Natural wonders with stunning views and landscapes
  • A perfect mix of adventurous and relaxing activities
  • Variety of real estate property types

Local Lifestyle

Busy and energetic, The Blue Mountains area is always buzzing with activity. Residents are lovers of the outdoors, understandably, with an impressive 285 kilometers of trails, 17 acres of park space, 165 acres of public space, and 48 acres of waterfront at their disposal. With a successful local economy, residents of The Blue Mountains have a high-quality, sought-after lifestyle.
 

Local Attractions

Blue Mountain Village is the place for everything dining, entertainment, and shopping. The pedestrian streets of the village are located at the base of the all-popular slopes, with over 50 concept bars, restaurants, and shops. 
 
Aprés-ski, which translates to “after-ski” is probably Blue Mountain’s favorite time of the day. Spend it at Jozo’s Bar, Bullwheel Pub, Firehall Pizza Co., Kikaku Sushi Bar or Copper Blues Bar & Grill – just to mention a few. They’re all perfect to have a drink, take a bite, and relax post snow activities. Also in the village, shop apparel, accessories, artwork, and home goods at Burton, The North Face, Columbia Sportswear, Hillside Outfitters, L’Occitane en Provence, and more.
 
Closeby at the water’s edge is Thornbury, the largest town in The Blue Mountains area. Frequented by food enthusiasts, the town’s main street is lined with boutiques, specialty food stores, cafes, and restaurants by award-winning chefs. Don’t miss the elegant but casual Mill Cafe for brunch, lunch, appetizers, dinner, desserts, and some of the best brisket in town.
 

Things to Do

The Blue Mountains area is a hub of natural wonders and as a result offers endless outdoor activities. From ziplining, caving, climbing, hiking, and cycling to snow-related activities, it has it all.
 
The star of the area is definitely the Blue Mountain Resort. The largest and among the most popular ski resorts in Ontario, it welcomes over a million visitors each year (with good reason). Besides offering the obvious snow-related activities, the resort also has an aquatic center, a mountain coaster, an open-air gondola, and the delightful Blue Mountain Village.
 
Cutting through the center of the town is the great Georgian Trail that runs 34 kilometers along the striking southern shore of Georgian Bay between Collingwood and Meaford, ideal for walkers, joggers, cyclists, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers alike.
 
During the warmer no-snow climate, the natural beauty of the Scenic Caves will leave you amazed. A variety of trails with different difficulty levels make it a welcoming attraction for everyone, and its bridge, lookouts, and children’s adventure playground also make it family-friendly. You’ll also enjoy summers soaking up sun at the several beaches in the area, including Northwinds Beach – an absolute must.
 
Close by is also Meaford, an up-and-coming area where you can appreciate the rolling countryside at Irish Mountain Lookout and unwind at the picturesque Meaford Memorial Park
 
If you’re in the mood for less sporty adventures and in need of relaxation, the peaceful Scandinave Spa is close by in a 25-acre natural forest of birch, maple, and pine trees ready to give you an unparalleled pampering experience at the heart of nature. 
 
The Blue Mountains is also abundant in arts and history, with nearly 20 art galleries along with the Craigleith Heritage Depot and Museum and Sheffield Park Black History & Cultural Museum ready for your visit.
 

Schools

The Blue Mountains area is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
 

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