Culinary Tourism in our area is a big deal. From small scale artisans to large production organic farming, craft beer and cider to apple orchards and wineries, the foodie in you will be delighted by the variety of food & drink experiences. The change of seasons provides a great excuse to switch up the comfort food of winter and make room for open-air markets, patios and farm to table fare.

Day 1: A Taste of Blue

Whether indulging after a day of hiking or sipping on locally crafted beverages, beginning your regional culinary adventure at Blue Mountain provides ample opportunity for tasting local ingredients and international cuisines alike.
Elegant brunch setup featuring poached eggs on english muffins with hollandaise sauce, a side of seasoned vegetables, and a glass of white wine.
Getting to the resort early ensures you'll start the day right and make the most of your Blue Mountain experience with an incredible first meal. The Pottery Alpine Restaurant, located at the Blue Mountain Inn, hosts a delicious brunch with locally sourced ingredients, a Ceasar and mimosa menu, and special selection of alpine favourites.
A scenic overlook with an informational sign and a coin-operated telescope facing a vast body of water.
Spend some time getting close to the nature when you take a scenic ride on the Open-Air Gondola to the top of the Escarpment. Enjoy the incredible vistas overlooking Georgian Bay and if you're looking for more to explore, spend some time hiking or biking on the Explore Park trails to work up an appetite for dinner.
While the Eggs Benedicts are a house favourite, the real crowd pleasers are anything ordered off the special orange menus. Not only does The Pottery serve an excellent brunch, returning for a dinner visit is equally delicious.

Two individuals enjoying an outdoor meal at a restaurant with a scenic village background.
When you're ready for an evening meal, choose from a diverse selection of restaurants in the Blue Mountain Village. From Italian, Greek, Asian, and Irish cuisines, to sushi, gourmet pizza and tacos, the international menus abound. For an elevated bar and grill experience, enjoy a meal and drink on the Copper Blue's Patio. Find across Canadian fare at Kaytoo Restaurant & Bar or the European Bistro atmosphere and local ingredients at Twist Kitchen and Cocktail.
Idyllic resort with tudor-style architecture nestled by a lake with a lush green hill in the background.
If you're in search of the best of the best, Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill in The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain offers an extensive à la carte selection and indulgent culinary experience. At dinner, choose from a diverse choice of appetizers, seafood, steaks, chops, ribs, pasta, fire-roasted pizza and gourmand burgers, complemented by a well-chosen wine list.
Local Osprey Bluffs honey makes an appearance in several dishes including the fan favourite Bee Sting pizza. Kolapore Springs trout from local waters should also be on your radar, find it in the Japanese Trout Caesar Salad. Be sure to leave room for one of the famous dessert to finish out your evening.

Day 2: The Region in a Glass

Drink up the best of South Georgian Bay with an afternoon touring local wineries, breweries and cider houses. With unique experiences across the escarpment to imbibe you can't go wrong with a glass of something local.

Rural vineyard with a small white building and outdoor seating amidst rows of grapevines and a backdrop of rolling hills.
Head to to Georgian Hills Vineyards, a small scale winery located in Beaver Valley, 20 minutes northwest of Collingwood, for a glass of wine and a walk around the property. Enjoy a personalized tasting experience and rotating menu while learning about northern viticulture with a vineyard tour.
Cider house and distillery building at dusk with a prominent sign in front.
If cider is more your style, take a short drive down the road to the Spy Cider House & Distillery in Clarksburg for a glass of organic estate cider or a dram of eau de vie, a clear, all-local apple brandy. This upscale farm style boutique cidery has a reputation for excellence, fresh dry ciders and a variety of distilled sprits.
Looking for more hops? The region is full of breweries to explore. Head into Collingwood and hit up Side Launch, Black Bellows or The Collingwood Brewery or a bit further afield to Creemore Springs for a tasting and tour.

Three friends enjoying drinks and food outdoors with a scenic village backdrop.
Not only is the Georgian Bay area an incredible emerging wine region, it also knows a thing or two about craft brewed beer! Once you’re back at the resort, grab a pint on the waterside patio at Northwinds Brew House & Kitchen in the Blue Mountain Village. Overlooking the Mill Pond and Mountain, be sure to try the handmade beer dough pretzels and beef tallow fries. Any pint's a good pint, but for the full tasting experience, try a flight of 4 for you or 14 for the whole crew.
Skiers wearing helmets and goggles seated on a chairlift with their skis dangling below.
Bruce Wine Bar is one of Thornbury’s most recognized restaurants and a great stop for a lunch. With seasonal menu inspired by the flavours of the Georgian Triangle, wood-fired pizzas and sustainably sourced seafood, paired with house-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and curated wine list, stop here for a comprehensive tour of South Georgian Bay on a plate.

Day 3: Snacks for the Road

Before you leave, be sure to stop and pick up a taste of the region with a few snacks for home (or the road).

Freshly baked cheese bread and sandwiches on display at a bakery.

The Thornbury Bakery Café, just down Highway 26, has been a landmark on the main street in Thornbury since 1901. Known for their fresh Chelsea loaf, sticky buns, and fresh made bread, wake up with a cup of coffee and a danish to go. Just across the street, The Cheese Gallery offers a selection of over 100 cheeses from local vendors and across Canada, gourmet products and charcuterie selections. Pick up a tasting box for later or a picnic on the road.
As you head back through Collingwood, be sure to stop at The Collingwood Bread Company for artisanal, organic and local breads and pastries. Don't skip on the croissants, a local favourite.

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