Guides

There's so much to see, do, and taste in downtown Collingwood!

Here are a few of our favourite things -- almost all within a 15 minute walk.

Art to Inspire
Collingwood’s buzzing Creative Simcoe Street district is right at our door. Get inspired, browse, and meet the artists.

Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts. Charming boutique (and supplier of some of the art at 11 Rooms!) with unique works by local artists. Paintings, pottery, jewellery, woodworking, cards, and more. Wed to Sat. 2 minute walk.

Tremont Studios. There are 10 working artists in individual studios on the second floor of the Tremont building, just a few doors down from us, featuring a diverse and stunning variety of art. The hallways serve as a gallery with new shows every second month. Browse, meet the artists, and take home something you love!

Butter Gallery. On Hurontario, this gallery specializes in contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on local Ontario artists. Good selection of locally made jewellery, too.

Huron Street Murals. Designed to bring the community joy in the midst of the pandemic, this temporary mural alongside Huron Street features the work of 5 local artists. Find a full map at https://bit.ly/3eYrPpo

Foodie Faves

Nicky’s Donuts & Ice Cream. Dangerously good gourmet donuts. Some vegan. Wed to Sun, 10 to 5. Short walk.

Dags and Willow. Great selection of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and baked goods. Perfect for picnics or in-room snacking. Open daily. Short walk.

Blue Mountain Tea Company. A haven for tea lovers. Open daily. Short walk.

Tesoro Mercato. Well stocked Italian grocer with tons of prepared foods. Grab a sandwich or microwave meal to enjoy at the hotel. Tues to Sat. Short walk.

Collingwood Bread Company. Outstanding sourdough and cinnamon lunettes sell out fast. Tues to Sat, from 8:30. Cycle or drive.

Collingwood Farmers Market. The best local produce and more, just a few blocks away on Pine Street. Perfect fare for picnics. Saturdays, May to October.

Restaurants We Rave About

One minute north of us: Low Down. Dim lit lounge with great cocktails and killer pad thai. Mon-Sat, from 4pm.

Around the corner, Black Bellows is an art-filled brewery, resto and bottleshop. Fun beers and great fries. Open for lunch.

Bent Taco, on Pine Street, is a fun night out. Great tacos, yummy margaritas.

The Tremont Cafe does elevated 4-course menus. Great plant-based options.

Sol Kitchen. Tasty, healthy meals; perfect ginger cookies. Vegan, gf friendly. Wed to Sat, 11 to 5 pm.

Al Carbon. Wonderful Peruvian ceviche (get extra chips) and roast chicken. Great chimichurri. Mon to Sat, from 11.

Later Pizza. Outstanding pizza; excellent meatballs. Wed to Sun, from 4:30.

Fish & Sips. Lovely fish with thick-cut chips. Tues to Sat, from noon.

Self-Guided Walks

Place Holders – Collingwood Poems by Local Poets. The Town invited local poets to write poems about a park in Collingwood where they have some connection. Map and poems available at https://bit.ly/3qUQ11t.

Downtown Heritage Walk. An easy 20 minute walk through the downtown that outlines the history of Collingwood. Download the brochure at https://bit.ly/3n2kvxz.

Look Up Architecture Tour. A one-hour, self-guided tour of Collingwood’s architectural history that starts at the nearby Collingwood Museum (45 St. Paul Street). Download the brochure at https://bit.ly/3zzN7mU.

Experience Collingwood. Find guides for all kinds of speciality walks to help you experience Collingwood’s defining artistic, historical, architectural, culinary and natural features. Find maps and info at https://bit.ly/34pPnRT

Tours, Trails, and Adventures

Collingwood Trails. Over 60 kilometers of recreational trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, skiers, and snow shoers lead to every major point of interest in the Town and surrounding area. Find maps and info at https://bit.ly/3eVzIvR (click “Recommended Routes”).

Free Spirit Tours. Lovely people and unforgettable seasonal adventures, from guided hiking, paddling, and forest therapy to snowshoe and winery or brewery tours.

Mountain View Stables. One and two hour trail rides on horseback make a fun outing. Call 705-445-8544 to book.

Collingwood Charters. Hop aboard for lovely tours of the Bay. Departs from behind LCBO. Call (705) 230-8687 to book ahead.

Scenic Caves. Caves, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ziplining a short drive up the mountain.

South Bay Lavender Fields. Just outside Collingwood, this family-owned farm has 18 acres of Lavender and Sunflowers, and picturesque rural backdrops. Open to visitors in summer.