For families, Collingwood is a hub of endless events and activities regardless of the season. Located on the shores of Nottawasaga Bay, Collingwood is an active, vibrant town with a rich history, and so much to offer its residents. No matter the time of year, families will never find themselves at a loss for something to do.
From the abundance of trails and parks to the well known and loved annual Elvis festival, there is always something to see or do in Collingwood. Collingwood boasts more than 60km of trails that are open year round and thus can be enjoyed by walkers, joggers, cyclists, skiers, and snowshoers. All the information you need to locate trails and maps to plan your next outing can be found at www.collingwood.ca/trails. Sunset Point Park and beach is another great outdoor attraction in Collingwood and provides a lovely backdrop for a family picnic or beach day fun.
Families can visit the Collingwood Museum, where the policy is admission by donation, which offers wonderful displays of Collingwood’s rich marine heritage as well as various programming throughout the year. Don’t miss the Collingwood Public Library which offers an endless array of programming for children, teens, and adults. The library is a warm, inviting space, with ample room for all members of the family to find a nice reading niche, conduct research, or partake in any number of the ongoing activities offered there.
Collingwood Parks and Rec which can be found at www.collingwood.ca/communityactivityguide offers a wide variety of activities for families including aquatic programs, arena programs, and a sailing school to name just a few. Collingwood is also home to a local theatre company, Theatre Collingwood, that always has a production on the go as well as offering theatre lessons to local residents. Theatre Collingwood is located in Collingwood’s beautiful downtown core which offers a tremendously exciting variety of retail shops and restaurants. Downtown is always decorated for the season, whatever it is, and is an inviting place for residents to spend their time. Downtown offers many incentives for families to visit. The Collingwood Street Pianos lined the streets in the summer of 2015 for the second year in a row. Residents (or visitors) could simply walk up and play! This past winter saw the streets lined with impressive ice sculptures created by world renowned Canadian ice carving company Ice Culture. The town is always looking for ways to draw residents to the downtown area. Watch for the next exciting event at www.collingwooddowntown.com.
Of course, one can’t leave Blue Mountain, the Scenic Caves, or the Scandinave Spa off the list of things that are easily accessible to Collingwood residents. Whatever your interests or budget, there is always something to be found for the whole family in and around town, any time of the year.