Discover the heart and soul of Collingwood, where history meets modern charm and captivating adventures await!
Whether you’re planning a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a mid-week escape, Historic Downtown Collingwood promises to be an unforgettable destination. Immerse yourself in the charm of our streets, indulge in culinary delights, and discover the treasures that await around every corner.
Downtown Collingwood is a unique destination that combines refreshing, stylishly smart offerings in an authentic, evolving environment that people enjoy discovering. The downtown provides a walkable gathering place with unique shops, amazing art, speciality dining, music and theatre. It provides an appreciation for historic preservation while also being trendy and enjoyable to explore.
Discover the hidden gems tucked away in every corner, from charming cafes and boutique shops to art galleries that showcase the talents of local artists. Let your curiosity lead the way as you explore the vibrant tapestry of art, culture, and community that defines Downtown Collingwood.
Collingwood has had a colourful history shaped by the railways, shipbuilding and agriculture. More than 50 different buildings in and around Downtown Collingwood capture many of the historical highlights defined by the many intriguing characters who built and lived in them.
Embark on a visual journey through the captivating world of public art in Downtown Collingwood. From striking sculptures to vibrant murals, the streets come alive with artistic expressions. Each artwork tells its own unique story, inviting you to explore and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Let the art guide your journey as you discover the beauty and creativity that define Downtown Collingwood’s public art scene.
Unwind in the delightful patios of Downtown Collingwood. Discover a serene escape where you can savor local cuisine, basking in the sun’s warmth or the soft glow of twinkling lights. Immerse yourself in the flavors and atmosphere that define the vibrant patio scene in Collingwood.
Collingwood embraces the outdoor dining experience for the 4th Annual Patiolicious! Explore a fresh way of experiencing the taste of Collingwood at one of our many restaurants, eateries, cafes and craft breweries on their expanded patios.
Imagine living in a community where you can walk, bike, ski, or snowshoe anywhere! The Collingwood Trails Network is 60km of trails that thread through the community, making it easy to commute to work or school or just head out for some recreation. The trail system is the crown jewel of Collingwood and your path to a healthy, active, and sustainable lifestyle!
The Heather Pathway is a 19km loop around the town that links to the Train Trail, a 12km trail all the way from the harbour to Stayner. The Pathway links to designated bike lanes in town for a safe cycling experience. Side trails lead out to Harbourview Park, Blueshores and a cycle path connects to Wasaga Beach 15 kms away! Or take the Georgian Trail out to the George Christie Nature Trails and beyond!
The all-season trails are maintained by a dedicated volunteer crew of Trail Captains and championed by our Trail Ambassadors. They are largely flat, on pavement, crushed stone, concrete, or boardwalks and are generally accessible. There are water refill stations along the way. And the best news? They almost always lead downtown to our cafes, restaurants and boutiques where you can find refreshment and rest!
To see a map of the Collingwood Trails Network visit the panel installed near the entrance to the Shipyard Promenade on Side Launch Way
The Collingwood Grain Terminals is an iconic landmark in the community. It can be seen for miles around Collingwood and symbolizes the twin engines of commerce in the early 1900s, agriculture and shipping.
It was constructed in 1929 by Collingwood Terminals Limited and features 52-grain silos. The two million bushel grain elevator has bins 100 feet high and 22 feet in diameter. Grain service stopped in 1993.
Millennium Park provides breathtaking views of Nottawasaga Bay, including magnificent views of Collingwood Harbour, with the ski hill of Blue Mountain in the background.
The Collingwood Millennium Overlook Park is located at the most northerly point of the historic Collingwood Harbour. The site provides an outstanding panorama of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment to the west. Georgian Bay (technically part of Lake Huron) was named “La Mer Douce” by Champlain in 1615 on his first visit to the bay. It is 120 miles long and 50 miles wide.
Visitors can enjoy the Food Trucks at Millennium Park Monday to Sunday.
Where to Stay
The Dorchester Hotel
The 30 rooms of the hotel celebrate the cultural heritage of Downtown Collingwood while adding a welcome touch of modernity to your stay.
Perfectly balanced between contemplation and inspiration, the light and cozy room design lets you commune with your surroundings. Every one of our bedrooms is cleverly designed to maximize space, style, and sleep. Whether it’s exploring the town, the waterfront, the nearby ski hills, or the surrounding region, these rooms are the perfect ‘home-base’ to do so!Learn More
VanderMarck Boutique Hotel
A luxe hotel experience in the heart of downtown Collingwood.
The VanderMarck is a historic landmark redefined. Nine luxury suites located over three floors read like the apartment of your most fashionable friend. Scandinavian style and functionality meet laid-back luxury, lending a cozy, lived-in feel to all our suites. With a focus on simple lines and light, airy spaces, no two are quite the same. The VanderMarck was designed for those who appreciate design and minimalism without denying their creature comforts.Learn More
Like a Sleepover in an Art Gallery.
Get inspired and recharged at 11 Rooms, Collingwood’s favourite creative getaway destination. Steps from Collingwood’s arts district, this elevated boutique has 9 hotel rooms — each unique and thoughtfully outfitted with a comfy bed, dedicated work space, soft seating, gleaming ensuite, walk-in shower, and organic body care products. Guests enjoy exclusive access to scrumptious gardens, hallway galleries of local art, and a charmingly social Guest Lounge where you’ll find the kind of hospitality you might expect at the home of your most fabulous friend – including complimentary self-serve fresh ground coffee, tea, cold drinks, and sweet and salty snacks. Book now for a personal retreat or intimate weekend, or take over the entire property for an unforgettable group getaway..Learn More
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