Welcome to Collingwood, Ontario
Welcome to Collingwood, Ontario, a town with a fascinating history and great entertainment.
If you’re from southern Ontario, chances are you’ve most likely heard “I’m going skiing in Collingwood” and for many decades Collingwood has boasted the best skiing in the province. However, since the introduction of Intrawest into Blue Mountain in 1999, the Collingwood area has become so much more than skiing and is now considered Ontario’s “Best Four Season Playground”. With the Blue Mountain Resort located close by, Collingwood is one of our most urban areas mixing amenities, shopping and recreation.
Collingwood Community Profile
Collingwood Collegiate Institute – Collingwood
Connaught Public School – Collingwood
Admiral Collingwood Elementary School – Collingwood
Cameron Street Public School – Collingwood
Mountain View Elementary School – Collingwood
Pretty River Academy – Collingwood
St. Mary’s Catholic School – Collingwood
Jean Vanier Catholic High School – Collingwood
Collingwood Learning Centre – Collingwood
Collingwood Public Library – Collingwood
Collingwood Museum – Collingwood
General & Marine Hospital – Collingwood
Collingwood After Hours Medical Clinic – Collingwood
Explore each section below to see some of our favourite local spots. You can choose from Arts & Culture, Local Businesses that we love, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Natural Treasures!
History of Collingwood, Ontario
The town of Collingwood, as it stands today, is a testament to its heritage and small-town charm. The downtown core has many beautiful heritage brick buildings that line its streets with such grace and grandeur. Today, the town is a bustling tourism community with many seasonal residences and with its proximity to ski hills makes it ‘The’ place to be.
The town was settled approximately around 1840, and the Town Proper was first settled in 1854. Collingwood was the first township of Grey County laid out by a surveyor. The town was named in honour of Lord Collingwood who distinguished himself during the 1800s in battle.
As a port, Collingwood was an instant success. Shippers provided passage of goods and passengers to Owen Sound, Milwaukee, Sault Ste. Marie, and Lake Superior…