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Skating and schussing, shopping and swimming. Hikes and haute cuisine. Movies in the square and dancing in the bars. Mountain bikes and snowboard parks, family fun and adult getaways. This is Blue Mountain Village, the perfect vacation spot. Come summer or winter, come spring or come fall.
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220 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
While I am firmly in the camp dedicated to the premise that golf is a nice walk spoiled, if I were ever to take up the sport I’d try it at Monterra. (Note: one nice way to ease in and practice your short game is back at the Blue Mountain Village...
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108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
Seems like something about both the climate and the geography in this region have made for prime apple-growing. Here, there are more apple orchards per capita than any other region in Ontario—even the better known 'fruit belt' southeast of here....
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108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
Ontario's best and biggest ski resort may only offer 720 feet of vertical, but its width is remarkable. A sprawling public hill, Blue's 36 trails have something for everyone—beginner slopes, gladed paths, steep racing pitches, and rolling open...
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220 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V9, Canada
Up to now you've gone above-and-beyond as a caring parent: you did pizza with the kids, let them ride a rollercoaster of sorts, bought them whatever they wanted. But now it’s a bit of you-time. Even if you haven’t completely ditched the kids. When...
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152 Grey County Rd 21, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0K8, Canada
You’ve hiked until your calves are burning, you’ve skied until you quads are knotted. Now you can temper all that healthy stuff with an experience that's downright hedonistic. Just down the road from the Blue Mountain Village is a forested glade—...
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97 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L9, Canada
Seems like wherever you go in the United States you hear tell about Elvis sightings. Whether he just loved the country so much he couldn’t leave, or whether it's due to an inordinate number of people who imbibe some form of hallucinogen, we may...
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260 Scenic Caves Rd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2, Canada
Walk a suspension bridge, zip line through the Niagara Escarpment, traipse along the tree canopy, or explore the nooks and caverns of the caves. Scenic Caves offers adventures in weather warm and cold, as it also serves as a starting point for...
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108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
The world’s longest freshwater beach (14 kilometers long) boasts bath-tub warm waters, panoramic views of Blue Mountain, the Escarpment, and some of Ontario’s best people-watching. If you have the chance, stop by the Blue Mountain beach, exclusive...
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108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
When my wife and I tied the knot, we had neither time nor budget for a trip south. To be fair—true Canadians we—we didn’t mind a bit of winter fun and we’d already spent countless hours on the slopes here at Blue Mountain. Long story short, we...
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When you come to Canada and you really want to feel like one of us, you’ve got to say “eh," you need to eat something with maple syrup on it, and you have to go mushing. Learn how to pilot a dogsled at Rob Roy Dogsledding just south of Blue...
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108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
At the pinnacle of Blue Mountain—part of the Niagara Escarpment—you can find the highest point of the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest hiking destination. From here you get fantastic views of both the escarpment (a UNESCO-designated biosphere) at...
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The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P7, Canada
Back in the day, you used to ride up the chairlift to your favorite ski run gliding high above a twisting sort of riled rattlesnake track of concrete that squirmed through the woods below, riding a sort of modified go-kart in an activity that...
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110 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
Way back when I started coming up to Blue Mountain, before the village, before the other restaurants lounging at the foot of the slopes, there was the Pottery. Long-time visitors will get the connection to the name—Blue Mountain Pottery was once a...
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170 Jozo Weider Blvd #33, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
It may be the ambiance here at Tholos, right in Blue Mountain Village, that makes for such an attractive dining spot. Natural stone floors and bar, rustic lanterns, arches that could hold their own in a Corinthian courtyard, photos decorating...
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Blue Mountain Village, 176 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
On a summer afternoon there’s nothing better than a nice lunch on the wooden deck that juts right into the millpond at Blue Mountain Village, watching kayaks gliding across the water, glittering in the August sun. On a winter’s day the fireplace...
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498 First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B8, Canada
If you’re coming up to Blue Mountain with your friends for some skiing or biking, then you really need to get your protein boost on. theSmoke, a new addition to the local dining scene, is the perfect place to do this. But it is neither for the...
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162 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
Shake the snow off your skis, stamp your boots a couple of times and be transported to a bit of history and some of the area’s best pizzas. Unless, of course, you've made Blue Mountain Village a summer getaway—then go for a patio table or an...
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100 Pine St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2P1, Canada
A bit of Italy transplanted to Collingwood, Trattoria Azzurra is known both for its use of locally grown produce and as one of the town’s most romantic places to dine. Housed in an attractive clapboard historic house, the interior is cozy and...
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220 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V9, Canada
To be fair, this is not the most romantic dinner spot in Blue Mountain Village, given the fact that it’s located in a family-friendly resort, but come evening they do dim the lights. And the ambiance is attractive: soaring ceilings, huge windows,...
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170 Jozo Weider Blvd C, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
Two caveats if you decide to do lunch or dinner at M.J. Byrnes Irish Pub. This is not the place for a quiet evening with your heart’s desire. And you may find youself singing “O Danny Boy” before the evening’s through. But come with your friends...
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170 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
Take at look at this place from the outside on a summer evening: a couple of banquettes draped in scarlet curtains, illuminated by crystal chandeliers. And we're just talking the patio. Now step inside: towering ceilings, a long marble bar...
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150 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Y9, Canada
It's hard to miss Rusty’s. It’s the closest bar to the main chairlift at Blue Mountain (one hopes that makes it an après-ski versus pre-ski hot spot) and come nightfall it’s swathed in a band of lime-green Christmas lights. There's a pool table...
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510 First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3J3, Canada
Located in Collingwood on the main road to Blue Mountain Village, Ashanti Café is the perfect stop for both some of the region’s best coffee and a chance to make for a better world. Add in locally baked pastries and a relaxed ambiance with wicker...
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139 Mill St, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0, Canada
While this particular adventure in libation is hardly around the corner, it’s a must-do for a number of reasons. Item: Creemore, roughly thirty miles from Blue Mountain Village, is a picturesque hamlet boasting a handful of great shops, and...
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174 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
The odds are pretty good that you will find absolutely nothing you need at this rustic establishment, whose interior is actually decorated with the remnants of an old barn, though one could make the case for the double hammock that reclines just...
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172 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
Two things strike me the minute I step into Jack and Maddy Toy Store in Blue Mountain Village. First, my credit card loves the fact that they never had this toy store here when we used to bring our kids up to ski. Second, I'm wondering, why wasn’t...
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25 Second Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1E4, Canada
All you have to do to get a sense of this region when you drive up here is to look around. Rolling hills, family farms galore. For the Blue Mountain Village is smack dab in the middle of Ontario’s rural heartland. That’s why it’s not a stretch to...
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645 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2N6, Canada
Sometimes, appearances can be deceptive. Sometimes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Such is the case with the Candy Factory. It’s not right in Collingwood's historic downtown district for one thing. For another thing, it shows, from the...
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190 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P7, Canada
“The art I show in this gallery has to meet three criteria,” says Peter Bright, the owner of this Blue Mountain Village fine art emporium. “They have to have been shown nationally or internationally, they must be Canadian, and I have to like it.”...
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156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
Located in the hub of the pedestrian village, Red Devil Sports not only boasts some of the best selections of footwear here, they’re also one of those few win-win shopping destinations. The left side features women’s wear (four-season fashions,...