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What Makes Blue Mountain Special? 15 Unforgettable Activities

 Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, some dazzling recreational activities are waiting for you.

It is Ontario’s largest mountain village resort with more than 1,000 accommodation units. The resort has become the most loved four-season destination for many adventure lovers.

The tall and lumbering alpine trees spanning Highway 400 steal your attention. It leads to Blue Mountain, where a village welcomes the seasons to come and blossom.

This ski resort is one of Ontario’s most visited tourist attractions, located northwest of Collingwood. Stretched across the Niagara Escarpment, Blue Mountain is among the most popular North American mountain destinations. 

The Nottawasaga Bay pours this land with its crystal clear water. The 40-acre pedestrian village at the base of the Blue Mountain keeps some of the fascinating alpine beauties.

Here are the top 15 activities suggested to make any vacation memorable if you’re planning a wonderful break but want to ensure what enjoyable things you may do at the Blue Mountains.

15 Amazing Activities To Do In The Blue Mountains

You can find different activities here according to season, and every season has a variety of recreational activities. 

Winter and Summer seasons have different activities based on weather conditions. 

However, you can enjoy year-round activities here as many activities are available in different seasons. Look at some of the fascinating things you’d love at Blue Mountain.

1. Open Air Gondola

Open Air Gondola is the prime attraction of Blue Mountain that is enjoyed equally by adults and children. 

It offers you a 360° view of Georgian Bay. The view of the entire region from such a challenging height mixes excitement and adrenaline rush.

Open Air Gondola is accessed at 150 Jozo Weider Blvd, Unit AS8, The Blue Mountains, ON. 

It runs from September to October during fall colours in the region. The view of the changing color leaves from height has charisma and excitement.

It is the best autumn activity to explore the beauty of the Blue Mountain village. The alpine trees accompany you throughout the journey. 

The ropes run through the village and offer spectacular views of the beautifully established resort.

Discover Attractions at Blue Mountain - Open-Air Gondola

There are some guidelines for the Gondola Tour:

  1. Children are allowed with parents.
  2. You are at least 4 feet tall to ride alone.
  3. Pets are not allowed.
  4. You need to follow the operators and signs.
  5. Gondola follows favorable weather conditions.

You can avail yourself of the ride at $9 to $10. Tourists generally use the Open Air Gondola after the hikes. Pregnant women are not allowed to ride.

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2. Ski Touring

Blue Mountain offers a variety of activities depending on the weather. The summer activities are as fascinating as the fun you have in the winter. 

Ski Touring is an exciting recreational activity of the winter season. The resort is the most loved skiing destination in the Ontario province, where skiers from different parts of Ontario enjoy their time. 

You can enjoy day and night skiing here. Ski Touring runs from mid-December to March each year.

Ski Tour packages are available according to the skills. From beginners to advanced skiers, the resort has good packages for all. 

They include skiing equipment like boots, helmets, and poles. Blue Mountain exhibits 42 runs, several chairlifts, and some challenging terrains. 

It is located near the ski resort and provides a winding downhill thrill to your adventure. You can also enjoy Cross Country Skiing at The Nordic Centre, with 27 km of groomed terrain.

Blue Mountain
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Skiing activities include a risk of injury, and there are some precautions a tourist should keep in mind:

  1. Always take lessons before skiing.
  2. Wear all the necessary safety gear like a helmet, boot, and other necessary stuff.
  3. Read the map and choose routes according to your skill level.
  4. Keep an eye on your surroundings.
  5. Keep a safe distance from other skiers.

You can also check Ski Touring’s official website for bookings and other information.

3. Stay At The Blue Mountain Village

One of the finest demonstrations of Ontario architecture, the Blue Mountain Village has numerous family accommodations. 

It is a cobblestoned pedestrian village with exquisite restaurants, cafes, and bars.

 You can stay here with several accommodation services like Blue Mountain Inn, Village Suites, Rivergrass Resort Home, Wintergreen Resort Home, and others.

Two mentionable Blue Mountain hotels are:

3.1 The Westin Trillium House

The scenic view of Georgian Bay is a priceless treasure it offers. It is ideal for meetings and social engagement purposes.

It offers comfortable accommodation in the pedestrian village with some world-class facilities. 

While staying here, you can enjoy the nightlife and relish delicious food at Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill. 

Enjoy the sunny day at the private beach, which is ideal for sunbath. The rooms are equipped with fireplaces, kitchenettes, and other essential services.

3.2 The Blue Mountain Inn

Enjoy your stay at the modern cottage-look rooms with remarkable amenities at the Blue Mountain Inn. 

The Pottery Restaurant and Jozo’s Bar offer delicious food and exotic beverages.

Amenities include:

  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Kalola Boutique and Spa
  • Sauna and Fitness Facility
  • Complimentary Parking

Click here to check availability.

4. Wind Rider Triple Zip

Ziplining is a worthy summer activity that offers freedom of flight. This aerial adventure begins at an altitude of 50 feet, leaning from platform to platform. 

It is a guided experience that rushes the adrenaline and pumps excitement to the next level. Ziplining is available at 150 Jozo Weider Blvd, Unit AS11, The Blue Mountains, ON. 

It allows you to explore the outdoor beauty of the resort through an aerial view. You can also take a co-pilot to ride along the parallel ziplines.

Discover Attractions at Blue Mountain - Wind Rider Triple Zips

Some General Guidelines for Safety Concerns are as follows:

  1. Anyone above the age of 10 can use it.
  2. The person should be able to use the equipment properly.
  3. Follow the instructions of the Blue Mountain Ziplining staff.
  4. Pregnant women are not allowed.
  5. Running shoes are recommended.

Click here to check availability.

5. Snowshoeing

This is another winter activity for exploring this resort’s outdoors and alpine beauty. 

Blue Mountain exhibits romantic snowshoe trails with the remarkable sight of Niagara Escarpment.

The eleventh Line, Colberry, Turkey, and Deer Loop Trail is the most sought-out destination of the Blue Mountain for various activities, including snowshoeing. 

It is a 3.2-kilometer-long, lightly trafficked loop trail with a 42-meter elevation gain. It is good for all ski levels and is lightly trafficked. It offers you to explore the wilderness of this mountain area with an icy experience during the winter season

It is beautiful with lovely shaded areas. The trees protect you from the wind during snowshoeing adventures.

Blue Mountain Hiking Trail
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Some essential guidelines are:

  • Tourists are expected to dress according to the weather.
  • Dogs are allowed on a leash and must collect the waste.
  • There are marked trails, and you have to follow them.
  • Protect and respect wildlife and trees.
  • Snowshoe according to your capacity.

Click here to check availability and snowshoeing status.

6. Plunge! Aquatic Center

The Blue Mountain resort has nearly everything for everyone and a lot for your kids. 

An aquatic haven for kids to enjoy water games, Plunge has both indoor and outdoor pools to enjoy. Parents can relax on the dock while kids explore water games in zeal.

Kids can enjoy their vacation with rope swings, docks, and water slides. It is an all-season activity center enjoyed by swimmers of all ages. 

Plunge is a fabulous birthday party location where families spend and celebrate quality time together.

The fully stocked Tuck shop keeps all the necessary stuff related to swimming. 

You can avail yourself of swimming costumes, sunscreen, and other useful products for your needs. Feel free to call  705-444-8705 for any queries.

Salient features of the Aquatic Center are:

  • It has a team of certified lifeguards.
  • Children under age 10 need parental supervision.
  • Non-swimmers need to pay during peak seasons.

7. Hike N’Tube

Explore snow tubing at the beautiful Blue Mountain in an old-fashioned winter fun way. 

Since its establishment, the resort has worked extensively to provide comfortable and novel recreational activities.  These efforts have made it an exclusive snow activity destination in Ontario.

Thousands of tourists visit the resort yearly to enjoy the thrilling snow tubing experience.  The mountain slopes provide enough momentum to enjoy every moment of snow tubing. It is unique and brings old-fashioned practice into the trend.

The Snow Park is at 150 Jozo Weider Blvd, Unit AW1, The Blue Mountains. It offers 34 lanes 100 feet in length. Three lifts take the tourists to the slopes for a thrilling ride.

Tubers have to ride alone. They have to enter and exit the tube without any assistance. Spectators are not allowed in Tube Park; only tubers enjoy the activities.

In the winter, snow tubing is offered every day. The journey is also enjoyable during vacation—the hour-long tube rental period. Click here for reservations and additional information.

Hike N' Tube at Blue Mountain

8. Mountain Biking at the Blue Mountain

Mountain Biking is one of the fascinating summer activities to explore the breathtaking trails around the resort. 

Interestingly, you don’t need to leave the resort to explore this adventurous sport. The resort also provides e-bikes, fat bikes, and several other bikes for rent. You can check availability here.

Mountain Biking is available at the Blue Mountain Biking Park and has won Riders’ Choice Best Bike Parks Awards five times. 

It exhibits Escarpment’s best singletrack downhill trails for all skill-level bikers. A few years back, the biking park introduced two trails:

Blue Mountain Hiking Trail
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8.1 Minion’s Rush

Superfast and flowy Minion’s Rush Trail is 1.5 km long with a 1 m climb. This machine-built trail has long sections. There are no technical difficulties, so beginners can enjoy it.

8.2 H2O Trails

With intermediate-level and wooden features with more than 25 jumps, the H2O trail thrills you with its variety and wilderness touch. 

It has a 9 m climb and is less than a kilometer long. It’s quite a technical ride, and you will surely enjoy the rush.

Another important trail: Haole has seen a major facelift recently. The resort has added several artificial features to it.

 It is divided into Upper and Lowers sections. Both are perfectly designed to offer an exciting mountain biking experience.

9. The Rock Climbing Wall

Kick-start your climbing spirit at the Rock Climbing Wall in Blue Mountain. This summer activity attracts tourists to discover new heights.

Beginners and experienced climbers equally love climbing at the wall.

The climbing Wall is equipped with modern climbing equipment. 

The assistance and amenities are remarkable. In a fraction of the time, climbers learn the basics and easily scale Blue Mountain. The resort provides harnesses and helmets to the climbers. Your agility and physical dexterity make the experience easy and effective.

 It is better to climb in running shoes. The Climbing Wall is good for beginners to learn the basics of rock climbing. 

Children love this recreational activity a lot. 


The Rock Climbing Wall at Blue Mountain

10. Scenic Caves Eco Adventures

There are also a few adventurous things to do around Blue Mountain. Scenic Caves Eco Adventure is one among them. 

This adventurous activity offers you jaw-dropping views of the Niagara Escarpment. 

It is one of Canada’s great natural wonders, with self-guided trails to access caves and caverns.

Some major attractions are:

10.1 Blue Mountain Suspension Bridge

It is southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Footbridge. You can experience breathtaking views of Georgian Bay and surrounding areas. 

It is 420 feet in length and 25 meters high. Also, It provides a bird’s eye view of Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, and other natural beauties.

Wire fences and handrails make it quite safe, where two people can walk side by side. It remains open throughout the year. 

The best time to visit the bridge is the color fall when the area beams with colours.

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10.2 The Caves

The Refrigerator Caves is the most sought attraction that showcases glacial artistry. The caves and caverns are the results of million-years-long glacial explorations. 

You can also explore some 18 unique geological rock features on the UNESCO biosphere reserves list.

10.3 Hiking Trails

The Hiking Trail system leads through the beautiful forest area. The leaf-carpeted path, slopes, and steep climbs create an adventurous environment for you. 

You can choose from various skill levels as they are available from easy to moderate difficulties.

These are self-guided trails available for two hours of exploration. The magnificent wilderness attracts tourists to catch the views through lenses.

 Don’t forget to bring hiking or running shoes, and consult the trail maps available in various languages. Pets are not allowed.

11. Blue Mountain Beach

On the shores of Georgian Bay, a private beach awaits you, where you can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the land and soothing climate.

 The sumptuous current soothes your feet as you feel the intimacy of nature. It takes just 10 minutes to caress the aquatic bounty.

Boats are available for rent. You can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing. Paddleboards are also available to enjoy the beauty of this magnificent bay.

Blue Mountain Private beach
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Amenities include:

  • Comfort Stations
  • Change Rooms
  • Parking
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Complimentary Towels

The beach is located at 209117 Ontario Highway 26, Clarksburg, ON. The amenities are world-class, and the visit is priceless. Click here for further details.

12. Timber Challenge High Ropes

This High Ropes activity consists of climbing the ladders, crossing the bridges, and cruising over zip lines. 

You discover inner strength while facing new challenges during the course. You can rejoice yourself or in teams.

You get 90-minute access to Timber Challenge High Ropes. It is available on a first-come-first-served basis. You can collect tickets at the Activity Central building.

Before participation, the Blue Mountain resort staff trains you properly. The course is divided into various levels, ascending according to difficulty. 

You have to clear one level before progressing to another. Equipment is provided with proper training for use.

Timber Challenge High Ropes

Some essential features of the High Ropes:

  • Must be 13 years or older.
  • The staff provides helmets and harnesses.
  • Running shoes are recommended.
  • Progress according to your strength and agility.

13. Mountaintop Segway Tours

The idea of exploring the marvelous terrain of Blue Mountain through a two-wheeled Segway transportation machine is fascinating and also unique. 

You can enjoy the segway ride with your family on the wooded terrain. The off-road trek is beautiful enough to spend time around. When you reach the top of Niagara Escarpment, the scenic greenery and architecture soothe your eyes.

The ride is guided by trained Blue Mountain staff that reaches Georgian Bay and the Blue Mountain village.  Click here for booking and other details.


Discover Attractions at Blue Mountain - Mountaintop Segway Tours

14. Chutes And Lumber Ball Run

Blue Mountain has a variety of activities for your kids. It is a place that stays with your child’s memory for a long course of time for its unmatched fun activities.

 Chutes and Lumber Ball Run is designed for children to enjoy wooden balls rolling down over a 30-meter-long track built on the hillside.

See the excitement in your kid’s eyes when the ball rolls down. Tunnels, Twists & Turns, and Mazes are some other interactive elements.

Little Kids. Big Adventures - Chutes & Lumbers

15. Hiking Near The Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain has a unique trail system with some marvelous hiking destinations. 

The availability of exotic trails within the resort area shows its extensiveness. Some of the mentionable trails are:

15.1 Bruce Trail: Beaver Valley Section

It is a moderate, point-to-point trail near the Blue Mountain area. This could be an ideal destination if you want to explore the floral beauty outside the resort.

Some pleasant surprises are waiting for you at the Beaver River nearby. In addition to camping, snowshoeing, birdwatching, backpacking, and trekking, it is almost 111 kilometers long. Your dog can follow you while wearing a leash.

15.2 Margaret Paull Side Trail Loop

This lightly trafficked loop trail is primarily used for running, hiking, and walking. It is 4.2 km long and offers scenic views of the forest. 

It is good for all skill levels and a good place to explore the nearby wildlife.

15.3 Blue Mountain Cascade Trail

May to October is the best time to explore the Blue Mountain trail system. It is a guided hiking experience available within the area of the Blue Mountain resort. It is a 3.5 km lightly trafficked trail that offers a nice forest view.

The trail is primarily used for walking and hiking. You can also bring your dog on a leash. 

It is mostly used to explore the southernmost slopes that lead to the peaks in the north. Whether a beginner or advanced hiker, you will love the floral settings.

Blue Mountain Hiking Trail
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Some essential guidelines:

  1. Wear a hydration backpack system and carry enough drinking water.
  2. Check the trail maps properly.
  3. Follow the marked trails.
  4. Always hike in a group.
  5. Be kind to nature. Don’t disturb the vegetation.
  6. Pick up what you pack in.
  7. Follow the trail icons that explain the difficulty.

Click here to check passes and other information.

Some Other Blue Mountain Attractions Are:

1 Monterra Golf

With 86 bunkers, rolling grass fairways, ravines, creeks, and lakes, Monterra Golf gives you a memorable golfing experience. 

The carts are GPS enabled, and the climate adds perfection to your game. It is located at 220 Jozo Weider Blvd.

2 Spas

There are three spas in the Blue Mountain resort: Iwa Spa, Scandinave Spa, and Kalola Life In Balance Spa. 

These opulent spas offer a wide range of wellness and tranquillity-related services. Hot baths, spa packages, and wellness supplies are available.

3 Monterra Tennis

Equipped with high-tech indoor facilities, Monterra Tennis courts give you the pleasure of playing. You can practice here or play games. It is good for beginners to hone their skills.

Blue Mountain Spa

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Closing Thoughts

Jozo Weider, who founded the Blue Mountain Resort in 1941, had bonded with winter. He established a ski resort with some fascinating winter activities. 

With time, the resort expanded to new regions with exciting summer activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, ziplining, and others.

Blue Mountain is known for year-round recreational activities with world-class lodging and nightlife, with many great places to take photos of the Blue Mountains tourism trip, within walking distance in the Craigleith provincial park. Things you can also try here are the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and a hot tub to soak yourself after a playful day.

We highly recommend you utilize booking sites or book the trip and essential blue mountains trip equipment for the apple pie trail, bike park, and other outdoor adventures.

One distinguishing feature is the care for disabled people; this resort has accessibility facilities for disabled people, like wheelchair platforms and others.

Blue Mountain Ontario will amuse you with its activities and services: you can shop, stay, and play here with your family; truly an Ontario gem!

Make your Visit today.

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