Swimming, Spas & Beaches around Blue Mountain
The Plunge @ Blue Mountain
Take a PLUNGE! Looking for activities for the kids? Do your children enjoy swimming? Come catch the sun on your skin, while swimming under the stars! Rain, Snow, or Shine. Hot or Cold, Inside or Out!!! The Plunge! Aquatic Centre, the perfect place for kids activities and things to do with the family at Blue Mountain.
Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Resort. Inspired from the tradition of cottage-style boathouses.
Plunge! is an authentic and magical expression of a place and its people. Indoor-outdoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swings, docks and slides are sure to provide year-round fun.
if you prefer, simply watch all the action from the comfort of your dock chair. Plunge! has something for everyone, infant to senior. With swimming lessons, water fitness, and more, kids and children will have fun, as will the adults in the family.
Craigleith Provincial Park
Fractured plates of shale that form this Georgian Bay shore tell an ancient story. The rock contains invertebrate fossils 455 million years old. Now, the flat rock is ideal for launching a sailboard, fishing or watching a spectacular sunset. At the base of Collingwood's Blue Mountain, it's a short trip to Wasaga Beach, the Bruce Trail and historic Huronia.
Le Scandinave Spa
Treat yourself to the ultimate adult spa escape.
One of the most popular beaches in Collingwood, Northwinds is located at the base of Mountain Rd on Hwy 26.
Collingwood Centennial Pool
This outdoor pool has various swim times for the public.
YMCA Collingwood District
This year round pool offers public swim times, as well as
lessons and fitness courses.
The world’s longest freshwater beach! Wasaga Beach, located about 20 minutes outside of Collingwood offers daily and nightly entertainment, restaurants, bars, mini-golf, waterslides, rides and games. There’s something for everyone!
This 14-kilometre, soft sandy beach on Georgian Bay attracts thousands every summer. So do the park’s other features: hiking and cross-country ski trails through sand dunes or pine-oak forest; a historic site that tells Wasaga’s colourful naval history; jazz concerts and military re-enactments.
Rent your own personal watercraft on the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay or take a ride on the big banana commercial tube ride, being towed by our 340 hp offshore power boat.
Perhaps the best kept secret in Wasaga Beach is the endless recreation trails for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
The trails have easy access routes to commercial centre’s, yet only a few feet away you are once again lost in the beauty of the sand dune system and abundantly forested landscape. Bring your camera and your sports gear. Our trail system is unforgettable.
For those wanting a change from land-based activities, try
casting your rod in the Nottawasaga River for some magnificent game fishing.
There are also boat rentals available and great canoe routes to explore.
Take Hwy 26 East out of Collingwood. Turn left at Mosley St. Exit then follow the signs towards the beach.
Bayview Beach is located in the beautiful town of Thornbury, about 15 minutes West of Collingwood. Take Hwy 26 West into Thornbury, then turn RIGHT at the Esso Station. Take another RIGHT at the end of the street and you are there.
One of the best sand beaches on this part of the bay just outside of Thornbury, about 20 minutes West of Collingwood. Follow Hwy 26 West through Thornbury, towards Meaford. About 5 minutes out of town you will see Christie Beach Rd. Turn RIGHT and follow towards the beach.
Change rooms, washrooms, playground equipment and picnic shelter. Unsupervised (No Lifeguards), Pets allowed and parking is free.
This quiet spot is located off of Hwy 26 at Grey Rd 40, in between Collingwood and Thornbury.
Thornbury Beach & Pier
With a beach, harbour and pier, this is a great spot for fishing, swimming and more! Take Hwy 26 West towards Thornbury (about 15 minutes West of Collingwood). Turn RIGHT at the lights (Bruce St.) then follow to the beach.