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Our trip to Ontario’s year-round playground was a scenic 2 hour drive with a lush green front visage and surrounding cerulean water side views. 

Collingwood is Canada’s first designated heritage community. Nestled between Georgian Bay and Blue Mountain, a trip to this charming town feels more international than local, though the ubiquitous presence of artfully-arranged inuksuks ensures a true aboriginal Canadian experience. This is a popular town for the Vietnamese community due its proximity to the well-known Blue Mountains resort.

The calming waterfront, plethora of clear water beaches, and the many dining and activity options make sure boredom is forever detained. Collingwood is as courtly for a couple as it is fun for a family of four.

The highlight of our trip was a stopover at the charming local winery, Georgian Hills Vineyards, where we enjoyed a golden afternoon of wine tasting experience that included home-made chili jam, freshly-picked local berries, and pear infused chardonnay that can convert an anti-alcoholic into an addict.

Embrace your Collingwood calling and drink up the sun!


The Tremont Café
80 Simcoe Street,
For an artistic culinary experience and ambience.

Georgian Hills Vineyards
496350 Grey Road 2,
The Blue Mountains
For a beautiful wine tasting session under the sun.

The Candy Factory
645 Hurontario Street,
For a sweet time and an equally sweet taste.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
260 Scenic Caves Road,
For an unforgettable and exciting rendezvous with nature.

The Collingwood Museum
45 St. Paul Street,
For an amazing discovery of 150 years of marine heritage.